Maintain professional practice as a dance school or studio manager

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 CUADTM501, 'Maintain professional practice as a dance school or studio manager'.
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. Demonstrate professional dance management practices

1.1 Adhere to the Dance Industry Code of Ethics when interacting with key stakeholders

1.2 Ensure the Dance Industry Code of Ethics informs, and is incorporated into, materials distributed to students, parents and carers

1.3 Ensure communication with students, parents and carers is timely, appropriate and undertaken in a professional manner

1.4 Ensure the information in the school or studio’s prospectus allows people to choose programs that best meets their needs

1.5 Ensure the policy and procedures of school or studio are communicated clearly to parents and carers

1.6 Avoid situations that may lead to conflict of interest

1.7 Review and fulfil statutory and legal responsibilities as they relate to dance facilities

1.8 Apply risk-management principles, including risk identification and assessment as required

2. Recruit and induct staff

2.1 Complete key aspects of recruitment according to business requirements

2.2 Complete key aspects of staff induction according to business requirements

2.3 Clarify workplace rights and obligations of employers and employees with staff according to legal requirements

3. Manage operations

3.1 Ensure communication with staff is non-discriminatory and respectful

3.2 Ensure performance appraisals and staff counselling sessions are conducted in a positive and constructive manner and that outcomes are recorded

3.3 Maintain efficient and accurate record keeping and payroll systems according to confidentiality and legal requirements

3.4 Actively monitor, review and correct staff allocation to particular tasks or functions according to business requirements

3.5 Provide regular opportunities for staff to discuss work-related issues and to share information and ideas

3.6 Develop contingency plans and follow as required