Operate complex lighting

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 CUALGT401, 'Operate complex lighting'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate complex lighting' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 production requirements

1.1 Review production documentation to establish creative and technical parameters, as well as timelines for work

1.2 Liaise with relevant personnel to determine scope of lighting requirements and production parameters

1.3 Assess the capabilities of equipment to deliver required lighting effects and find ways to overcome deficiencies as required

2. Connect and format advanced fixtures

2.1 Check console fixture library to ensure correct inventory exists and is operational

2.2 Connect console to advanced fixtures through appropriate control protocols and check to ensure designer’s control requirements can be achieved

2.3 Test the capabilities of advanced fixtures through experimentation

2.4 Set up soft patch required for productions to ensure advanced fixtures are connected to appropriate control surfaces

2.5 Format palettes for advanced fixtures according to design requirements

2.6 Maintain electronic and paper plots to take account of changes to original set-up

3. Program consoles to receive pre-recorded material from external sources

3.1 Assess protocol, program type and connectivity of external source material for compatibility with main console

3.2 Complete appropriate backups of external source material prior to transfer to main console

3.3 Assess the need for changes to source material and determine whether changes can be made on external device of main console

3.4 Set up main console and external device, transfer material and check that transfer was successful

4. Plot and operate cues

4.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, determine the cue types and effects required

4.2 Record cues that include advanced fixture types, standard cues and effects within agreed timeframe

4.3 Create, use and recall palettes

4.4 Participate in technical rehearsals and discussions to test cues and effects

4.5 Modify cues as required and update cue sheets and other documentation accordingly

4.6 Operate cues during shows to create the required lighting effects

4.7 Resolve operational problems with lighting with minimal disruption to performances

5. Complete post-show procedures

5.1 Execute power down and disassemble equipment safely

5.2 Pack and store equipment and accessories according to safety regulations and production requirements

5.3 Clean work environment after use, and restore environment to previous condition

5.4 Contribute to evaluations of productions and implement recommendations aimed at improving effectiveness of lighting operations

5.5 Seek feedback from relevant personnel on own work performance and note areas for improvement