Manage pre-production for shows and events

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 CUAPPM601, 'Manage pre-production for shows and events'.
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. Plan pre-production activities

1.1 Participate in discussions with relevant personnel to clarify creative vision for shows or events

1.2 Analyse designs and specifications to establish a comprehensive understanding of production requirements and challenges

1.3 In consultation with relevant personnel, determine the range and number of staging and technical elements required for shows

1.4 In consultation with heads of departments, develop work plans and write schedules to ensure timely completion of each stage of pre-production

1.5 Conduct risk assessments and implement safety and environmental management plans throughout pre-production as required

1.6 Develop contingency plans to minimise the impact of unexpected events on pre-production operations

1.7 Provide advice to relevant personnel regarding technical, artistic and safety issues that may affect shows or events

2. Coordinate production meetings

2.1 Allocate times for production meetings to ensure most efficient and cost-effective use of time

2.2 Chair production meetings to discuss and resolve artistic and technical issues

2.3 Prepare and distribute clear and timely reports on the progress of pre-production activities

2.4 Notify relevant colleagues of meeting outcomes and budget issues that affect their work activities

2.5 Keep accurate records of decisions made and actions required

3. Monitor pre-production activities

3.1 Take an active role in maintaining a creative and technical overview of projects and take action to resolve problems that arise

3.2 Continually liaise with technical and artistic production teams to identify and action requirements

3.3 Monitor the progress of pre-production activities against timelines and budget, and implement contingency plans as required

3.4 Determine the need for additional resources and action accordingly to ensure production requirements are met

3.5 Interact with production personnel in an open manner to maintain positive work relations and to ensure efficient, safe and disciplined production practices

3.6 Contribute to evaluations of shows or events and implement recommendations aimed at improving overall effectiveness of pre-production operations

4. Manage production documentation and information

4.1 Ensure that production documentation is completed on time by relevant personnel

4.2 Distribute production documentation and information to relevant personnel according to organisational procedures

4.3 Develop and maintain accurate document distribution records

4.4 Continually review and update documentation to reflect changes to production requirements

4.5 Manage production budget and follow organisational financial procedures in relation to purchases and record keeping