Set up and disassemble audio 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 CUSSOU303A, 'Set up and disassemble audio 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



Prepare for installation of audio equipment

1. In consultation with relevant personnel confirm sound equipment requirements, referring to production documentation as required

2. Together with relevant personnel, assess the acoustic properties of installation area to ensure that equipment and accessories are appropriate

3. Calculate power requirements and identify power locations and patching requirements

4. Communicate special requirements to relevant personnel so that they can be organised in a timely fashion

Install audio equipment

5. Safely and neatly secure and label cabling so that it is clear of moving elements

6. Set up power distribution

7. Position microphones, mountings, microphone accessories and cabling

8. As required, ensure that lapel microphones fitted to personnel meet technical performance standards

9. Provide phantom power at microphone inputs as required

10. Perform all installation work with due regard to mechanical and electrical safety considerations

11. Connect effects rack to mixer as required

Align audio equipment

12. Match interfaces between source and destination according to level, impedance, phase and frequency

13. Route test signals to the correct signal path

14. Check that the level of test signal is correct for production requirements

15. Check systems for potential feedback frequency problems and make adjustments as required

Test audio equipment

16. Check all microphone lines for continuity and patching

17. Test microphones to ensure that they are functioning correctly to produce the required sound

18. Fit microphones to relevant personnel to perform sound cues as required

19. Patch, test and tune sound system to suit facility

20. Conduct sound check and document adjustments according to organisational procedures

21. Inform relevant personnel of problems that arise during testing so that they can be rectified in a timely fashion

Disassemble audio equipment

22. Disassemble equipment safely, giving due consideration to other production requirements

23. Ensure that all equipment and accessories are packed and stored according to safety regulations and production requirements

24. Check hired equipment against inventory before packing and report lost or damaged equipment to the appropriate personnel

25. Pack sound equipment for transit as required

26. Clean work environment after use and restore environment to previous condition

27. Seek feedback from relevant personnel on own work performance and note areas for improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • 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