Make specialised costumes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUACOS504, 'Make specialised costumes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine requirements for specialised costumes

1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, use design sketches and other production documentation to determine the need for hard and soft sculptured specialised costumes

1.2 Undertake research to establish the broad parameters for costume construction, including availability of materials

1.3 Use research material to adapt costume designs for specific productions

1.4 Identify performance and performers’ costume requirements to ensure that costume construction is practical and appropriate to performances

2. Develop specifications for specialised costumes

2.1 Through experimentation and testing, determine the equipment, tools, materials and techniques to be used

2.2 Determine correct quantity and cost of materials required for construction to ensure efficient use of resources

2.3 Produce accurate working drawings and specifications for specialised costumes

2.4 Seek assistance from other departments or personnel as required

3. Create and fit specialised costumes

3.1 Take and record accurate measurements of performers

3.2 Develop pattern shapes to meet design specifications

3.3 Select materials for supports and bases to meet production requirements

3.4 Construct internal supports, fabric base and outer costume to achieve the requirements and specifications of performance, performers and design

3.5 Conduct fittings with performers and identify, record and action required adjustments and alterations

3.6 Complete specialised costumes in line with all production requirements

4. Assemble and fit specialised costumes

4.1 Conduct fittings with performers and identify, record and action required adjustments and alterations

4.2 Sew costume pieces together to form the whole costume and attach required trimmings, fasteners and decorations using appropriate techniques

4.3 Finish specialised costumes according to requirements

4.4 Identify modifications to costume in consultation with relevant personnel and complete as required

4.5 Correctly label and code all costumes for identification during productions