This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare audio assets for inclusion in broadcasting, games and interactive media.  It applies to individuals who prepare and package audio content into formats appropriate for various media distribution channels and interactive products.

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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: - prepare audio content for inclusion in interactive media products and media distribution channels; - use editing software to treat, equalise and clip sound sequences to meet technical standards; - use audio encoding and editing software, and; - complete file naming and storage according to industry or enterprise conventions. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain the need for audio file compression in media distribution channels and interactive media products; - describe how codecs work to optimise audio outputs and identify appropriate codecs for various platform destinations; - explain techniques to achieve audio equalisation; - explain file compression; - outline procedures for naming and tagging audio files following standard enterprise or industry conventions, and; - outline work health and safety requirements for working with sound.

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