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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Maintain appearance of performers for continuity
  2. Maintain condition of costumes for continuity
  3. Advise on costume continuity during productions

Required Skills

Required skills

communication and literacy skills sufficient to

work effectively as a team member advising on costume continuity issues

deal with conflict situations that arise on set with regard to costume continuity issues

communicate tactfully and respectfully with performers while assisting with dressing

interpret scripts and production schedules

complete continuity documentation

selfmanagement skills sufficient to

work under pressure and to deadlines

make required adjustments to costumes quickly and accurately during production

analytical and planning skills sufficient to

record costume continuity details for performers

accurately assess continuity of performers costumes throughout productions

initiative and enterprise in the context of anticipating and addressing problems that arise on set with regard to costume continuity

technical skills sufficient to

use a digital stills camera to take continuity photographs

use standard word processing database and spreadsheet applications in the context of maintaining continuity documentation

Required knowledge

production etiquette and protocols

continuity conventions including

directionline of action

crossing the line


types of shots


position of camera

position of performer

script changes

visualisation and interpretation of creative and technical concepts sufficient to be able to coordinate all aspects of costume continuity

industry knowledge including

structure of the relevant industry sector

roles and responsibilities of production personnel

industry terminology

welldeveloped understanding of the costume elements of productions

administrative procedures and documentation associated with running a production

duty of care to colleagues and general public

OHS legislation and regulations

Evidence Required

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential

ability to maintain continuity of performers costumes and accessories during productions

accurate documentation of costume continuity information

ability to work under pressure

collaborative approach to work

attention to detail

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure

practical demonstration of skills through maintaining costume continuity for at least two productions

access to productions requiring a range of costume changes

access to appropriate learning and assessment support when required

use of culturally appropriate processes and techniques appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of learners and the work being performed

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge The following examples are appropriate for this unit

direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and thirdparty workplace reports of onthejob performance

evaluation of costume continuity documentation prepared by the candidate to determine whether production requirements have been met and correct procedures followed

observation of the candidate on set maintaining costume continuity

written or verbal questioning to test knowledge as listed in the required skills and knowledge section of this unit and to evaluate the processes used in achieving costume continuity

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector workplace and job role is recommended for example

CUECOSA Dress performers

CUECOS302A Dress performers

CUECOSA Modify repair and maintain costumes

CUECOS303A Modify, repair and maintain costumes

CUECOSC Apply art finishing

CUECOS02C Apply art finishing.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Continuity documentation may be:


computer generated

continuity reports

costume break-down lists

costume plots

digital photos


manually written

memos of instruction

production schedules

running sheets



Productions may include:



feature films

filmed events or performances

live or prerecorded television productions

live performances

music video

short films

television productions

theatrical productions.

Continuity of appearance may include the exact reproduction of:

appearance of costumes

condition of costumes

personal appearance of performers

placement of accessories

special requirements of action sequences.

Costumes may include:


character costumes

contemporary wear


costume jewellery

dance wear

female, male, child and animal costumes



period costumes

tailored costumes


Relevant personnel may include:

costume designer

costume production staff


director of photography


floor manager

head of department

make-up and hair personnel

other specialist staff



production designer

technical director

wardrobe department personnel

wardrobe supervisor/manager.

Repairs may include:

hand or machine sewn




Locations may include:



entertainment venue




outside broadcast

sound stage