Develop techniques for arranging music

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 CUAMCP401, 'Develop techniques for arranging music'.
Google Links
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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. Explore ways of arranging music

1.1 Consult with people with appropriate expertise to identify factors that may impact on approach to arranging of music

1.2 Experiment with ways that musical elements could be reworked for different types of compositions

2. Generate ideas for musical arrangements

2.1 Clarify scope of music arrangement brief with client

2.2 Prepare a plan for completing work in line with the requirements of the brief, and negotiate a contract as required

2.3 Brief others involved in the music arrangement project as required

2.4 Research arranging conventions of musical style as required

2.5 Generate a range of musical ideas or starting points for arrangements and experiment with options for realising them

2.6 Discuss options with appropriate people and refine ideas as required

3. Arrange music

3.1 Develop and apply a range of techniques to adapt and organise musical elements into working versions of arrangements

3.2 Obtain copyright clearances and address issues regarding intellectual property rights as required

3.3 Listen to work in progress with client and people with appropriate expertise and seek feedback on creative and technical aspects of arrangements

3.4 Incorporate ideas and suggestions into final arrangements

3.5 Use appropriate music technology as required

3.6 Attend rehearsals or performance workshops where arrangements are being played, and make required adjustments

3.7 Present all arrangements in required format by agreed deadline

4. Evaluate own music arrangements

4.1 Identify criteria to measure the success of own arrangements

4.2 Compare work against previous arrangements to assess development of techniques and ideas

4.3 Discuss strengths and weaknesses of arrangements with appropriate people, and identify strategies for improving own arranging techniques