This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to interpret audio production requirements, participate in technical run-throughs and operate professional audio equipment during live performances in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries.

At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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: - operate professional audio equipment to meet production requirements on at least two occasions; - follow safety procedures when operating audio equipment; - work collaboratively during productions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe features, formats and purpose of audio production documentation; - describe features of, and operating procedures for, industry-standard audio mixing consoles, amplifiers, speakers and equalisers; - describe the characteristics of sound in a range of environments; - explain audio effects and provide examples of when to use them; - describe techniques for amplifying music to suit varying live environment conditions; - describe typical faults and problems that occur in a live audio environment, and provide examples of how to address them; - provide examples of health and safety issues relevant to working with electricity and noise.

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