Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUFLGT301A, 'Prepare, install and test lighting equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Clarify lighting requirements for productions

1. Confirm overall lighting requirements with reference to lighting documentation and in consultation with relevant production personnel

2. Calculate power requirements and identify and confirm that power sources and locations meet production requirements

3. Correctly identify patching, colour and focus requirements

4. Identify the need for additional equipment or materials and organise timely acquisition according to enterprise procedures

Prepare lighting equipment for installation

5. Use test equipment to identify faults and to ensure lighting equipment is safe and operational

6. Refer complex repairs to technical specialists according to enterprise procedures

7. Prepare and assemble colour, equipment and accessories in readiness for installation and or transportation when required

8. Pre-rig lighting equipment as required according to safety and licensing requirements

9. Prepare and/or roll extension leads, looms and cables to meet design specifications, enterprise standards and legal requirements

Install lighting

10. Install required rigging and accessories according to statutory and enterprise safety requirements

11. Test, install and hang lanterns and accessories according to the lighting plan, scale and manufacturer specifications

12. Install power supplies according to lighting plans, location standards, manufacturer specifications and safety regulations

13. Patch lanterns and accessories according to lighting or patch plans

14. Safely and neatly secure and correctly label rated cabling so that it is clear of moving elements

15. Angle and focus lanterns according to lighting plans and artistic requirements

16. Check the safety of equipment both during and after installation according to legal requirements

Install lighting control system

17. Correctly connect dimmers to power, assign and turn on

18. Install and configure control desk and peripherals according to production requirements

19. Run and connect control cables and secure safely

20. Patch lanterns and channels to dimmers according to lighting or patch plan sheets and location procedures/conditions

Ensure electrical safety

21. Complete installation and testing according to legislative and OHS requirements

22. Check three-phase distribution and power calculations in collaboration with licensed electricians as required

23. Check that power supply is sufficient for load requirements and that distribution of electrical loading is within limits

24. Ensure that cables used are correctly rated, including three-phase cable to dimmers, and that three-phase supplies are balanced

25. Ensure that cabling and connectors meet legislative and OHS requirements

Test and adjust lighting

26. Test all aspects of lighting, including communication system, control desk and peripherals using appropriate techniques and according to safety requirements

27. Identify the need for adjustments and make modifications accordingly

28. Liaise with appropriate production personnel to confirm that lighting installation meets requirements

29. Complete lighting documentation accurately, legibly and concisely and make updates as required

Disassemble lighting equipment

30. Break down and carry lighting equipment and accessories, employing safe lifting techniques

31. Clean and safely pack equipment into cases to avoid damage and prepare for transport as required

32. Report and document equipment that is damaged and requires maintenance to the relevant production personnel

33. Leave the worksite in the original or improved condition

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFLGT301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE40303 - Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUE30203 - Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media
  • CUF40307 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology