This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete basic audio tasks in a range of production contexts.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - complete a range of audio tasks safely and according to instructions; - apply knowledge of key features and purpose of audio equipment and accessories to work activities; - apply knowledge of signal flow through the audio chain when undertaking audio set-up tasks, and; - work collaboratively.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the general scope of audio operations in different live production contexts and the relationship between audio operations and other technical and performance areas; - describe the features and meaning of a signal flow chart for a typical sound system; - in the context of completing audio tasks, explain what is meant by: basic sound pressure level measurement; decibel levels; phase and phase cancellation; power isolation; - describe basic safety procedures for handling, operating and storing audio equipment and accessories, and; - describe the key features of, purpose and basic operating procedures for the following audio equipment: audio mixing consoles; common accessories; input source equipment; loudspeakers; signal processing equipment.

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