03 March 2003

Equipment loans

Arrangements for staff and students requiring media equipment for course work have changed.

In the past, digital still cameras, VHS camera, digital video camera (miniDVs) and minidisc reorders have been available for loan to students enrolled in certain courses in the Division for project work from the TSU Loans Officer.

This equipment is now available for loan from the Curriculum Resources Centre, on the A level in Building 5. The CRC is open during teaching weeks from 9am until 7pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 5pm on Fridays. During non-teaching weeks the CRC is open from 9am until 5pm Monday through Friday.

Who can borrow what equipment when is managed by the Media Facilities Users Group (MFUG).

Equipment bookings can be made, and equipment picked up and delivered whenever the CRC open. Bookings can be made by phone, fax or by emailing the CRC.

NOTE: Video camera equipment used in advanced Journalism and Media courses is still managed through the TSU Loans Officer.

Fines for late return of equipment

With the move of the equipment borrowing from the TSU to the CRC, there is now a fine system in place for students failing to return equipment within the loan period. Fines are typically $12 per day late. Students with outstanding fines over $10.00 will not be able to borrow any further equipment until the fines are paid.


Headphones are not available for loan with any equipment. Students must supply their own headphones for use with minidisc recorders and miniDV cameras if required. Suitable headphones are available for purchase from the Computer Centre Helpdesk in Building 10 for $10 each.