This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare stages and position set elements for performances in the entertainment and events industries.
At this level, individuals are working under the direct supervision of experienced personnel.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Prepare stage area
1.1 Refer to stage plan and consult with supervisor to obtain details of work requirements
1.2 Clear and clean stage area in preparation for staging installation
1.3 Mark out stage according to stage plan and directions from supervisor
1.4 Work cooperatively with crews from other departments when sharing the stage
2. Lay up floor and position set pieces
2.1 Lay up floor according to stage plan and directions from supervisor
2.2 Move and assemble set pieces according to stage plan and directions from supervisor
2.3 Follow safety procedures when laying up floor and positioning set pieces
2.4 Identify adjustments required in consultation with relevant personnel and take appropriate action
3. Finalise activities
3.1 Clean up and clear surrounding areas to ensure safe work space for all personnel
3.2 Seek feedback on own work performance and note areas for improvement
Evidence of Performance
Evidence of the ability to:
install flooring and basic set pieces for at least two productions
apply knowledge of the roles and functions of staging departments, staging personnel and staging terminology to work activities
follow instructions and safety procedures
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.
Evidence of Knowledge
To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
describe the role of staging personnel and how they relate to other production personnel
in the context of interpreting stage plans, indicate on a stage diagram, where the following positions are:
downstage and upstage
onstage and offstage
opposite prompt (OP)
prompt side (PS)
stage right and stage left
describe the main safety issues associated with the use of common stage machinery and equipment
describe or demonstrate the following aspects of assembling set pieces:
lashing/toggling and pinhinging flats together
running and floating a flat
using tech screws and bolts
describe or demonstrate how to tie the following soft scenery set pieces:
describe or demonstrate how to tie the following knots used to assemble set pieces:
figure-eight knot (single and double)
whippings and rope seizing
describe how health and safety requirements apply to staging operations and the handling of hazardous substances.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
staging machinery, equipment and tools
a venue in which a production is being staged.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.
This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.
Seeks the views of others to identify ways to improve own performance
1.1, 2.1, 2,2
Interprets production documentation in relation to own duties
Documents outcomes of feedback on own work performance
1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2
Obtains information by listening and questioning
Calculates and follows measurements when staging activities
Navigate the world of work
1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
Understands and completes main tasks and responsibilities, within the boundaries of own role
Follows health and safety procedures
Interact with others
1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2
Works cooperatively with a range of personnel
Get the work done
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Plans routine tasks, taking some limited responsibility for decisions regarding sequencing and timing
Recognises and responds to predictable routine problems
Seeks assistance when problems are beyond immediate responsibilities or experience
Media and entertainment production - staging