Manage small-scale live productions

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 CUAPPM501, 'Manage small-scale live productions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage small-scale live productions' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to 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. Plan and organise technical aspects of productions

1.1 Form production teams and initiate production meetings

1.2 Choose and evaluate venues in light of safety, technical and creative requirements

1.3 Oversee and contribute to developing, documenting and distributing technical plans and schedules

1.4 Allocate technical roles and responsibilities to relevant personnel as required

1.5 Advise relevant personnel of technical and safety issues

1.6 Provide assistance and guidance so that technical tasks are completed promptly

2. Plan and organise creative aspects of productions

2.1 Form creative teams and initiate creative planning meetings

2.2 Oversee and contribute to the development, documentation and distribution of creative plans and schedules

2.3 Allocate creative roles and responsibilities of relevant personnel as required

2.4 Provide assistance and guidance so that creative tasks are completed promptly

2.5 Anticipate issues that may disrupt the smooth running of productions and plan accordingly

3. Plan and organise technical and creative rehearsals

3.1 Allocate sufficient rehearsal time to live productions to achieve production requirements

3.2 Prepare a bump in schedule and brief personnel accordingly

3.3 Mark out and prepare performance area according to production requirements

3.4 Allocate change rooms or areas in appropriate locations with sensitivity to cultural differences and special needs

3.5 Establish and communicate in-venue safety procedures to relevant personnel according to health and safety requirements

3.6 Advise relevant personnel of safety issues that may affect the production

3.7 Conduct creative and technical rehearsals efficiently and to schedule

3.8 Update and distribute production documentation on last-minute changes arising from technical or creative rehearsals as required

4. Manage pre-production activities

4.1 Monitor progress of pre-production technical and creative tasks and take action to ensure that production schedules are met

4.2 Consult with relevant personnel to determine need for additional resources and take action to ensure pre- and post-production requirements are met

4.3 Monitor the set-up of video and sound equipment if live performances are to be recorded

4.4 Maintain and promote positive work relationships and regular communication throughout production runs

5. Manage operations during performances

5.1 Ensure backstage announcements and call cues are relayed clearly so performers and relevant personnel are in appropriate locations to meet performance requirements

5.2 Ensure audience announcements are clear and accurate

5.3 Manage and monitor duty of care regarding health and safety requirements in a performance environment

5.4 Monitor technical aspects of performances and offer creative solutions to unforeseen problems as required

5.5 Ensure scene, prop and costume changes are undertaken safely and on time

6. Manage post-production activities

6.1 Establish timeframes and task schedules for post-production and bump out activities

6.2 Allocate and communicate tasks to relevant personnel promptly

6.3 Monitor progress of bump out to ensure that schedules are met

6.4 Discuss and review productions with relevant personnel and identify and suggest improvements for future productions