Install and operate follow spots

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 CUALGT304, 'Install and operate follow spots'.
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 describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Install follow spots

1.1 Position follow spots and accessories according to relevant documentation and safety procedures, ensuring operator and audience safety

1.2 Install and secure spot technical support requirements according to procedures and specifications

1.3 Install manual colour changer correctly and colour according to lighting plans

1.4 Test follow spots to confirm they are operational and accessories are in working order, and seek assistance if required

1.5 Focus follow spots and check multiple spots for consistency of focus and colour temperature

2. Participate in technical or creative run-throughs

2.1 Rehearse technical aspects of production and communicate with performers and relevant personnel as required

2.2 Set back-up options in the event of an equipment malfunction and test to ensure they are in working order

2.3 Plot and run through cues on direction from relevant personnel and according to equipment, sequencing, timing and speed requirements

2.4 Note required equipment deficiencies or technical adjustments to equipment and cues, and modify cue sheets as required

2.5 Execute necessary changes according to modifications required

3. Prepare to operate follow spots

3.1 Power up and check follow spots and follow spot accessories and dimmer are in working order according to power-up procedures

3.2 Check colours and operation of colour changer

3.3 Confirm final requirements for equipment operation have been identified, implemented and documented

3.4 Check working order of communication equipment and back-up system and seek assistance if required

3.5 Identify and safely rectify minor faults or problems and inform relevant personnel of any ongoing problems

4. Operate follow spots

4.1 Operate follow spots to meet performance requirements and on cue or direction from relevant personnel or running sheet

4.2 Synchronise follow spot operation with other lighting and staging effects

4.3 Modify follow spot cues and operation as required to enhance performance requirements and for unexpected contingencies, and to cater for audience experience and own comfort

4.4 Identify and rectify problems safely and according to venue procedures, and inform relevant personnel as required

4.5 Identify the need for back-up systems and implement as required

4.6 Recalibrate follow spots after changing lamps as required

5. Shut down and disassemble equipment

5.1 Turn off power to follow spots and dismantle, store or cover equipment according to enterprise procedures and performance requirements

5.2 Note changes to cue sheets and update and file documentation as required according to enterprise procedures

5.3 Participate in reviews of overall performance to maximise creative outcomes in future productions