Prepare for performances in a competitive environment

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 CUAPRF503, 'Prepare for performances in a competitive environment'.
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 program to be presented

1.1 Confirm audition or competition requirements in consultation with relevant personnel

1.2 Undertake background research to determine the best way to approach audition or competition

1.3 Prepare a varied program that demonstrates own strengths in performance and that is well within the technical and stylistic ability of other performers required for performances

1.4 Observe protocols associated with the audition or competition context

1.5 Confirm arrangements with others as required to allow maximum rehearsal time

1.6 Where possible test venues and facilities in advance or inspect to assess warm-up possibilities

1.7 Organise promotional materials for presentation as required

2. Prepare for performances

2.1 Cost purchase or hire of resources and acquire as required

2.2 Comply with statutory requirements for music to be performed or used

2.3 Ensure that resources are available and functioning

3. Present performances

3.1 Arrive at venue punctually to allow for warm-up time and registration procedures

3.2 Use relaxation techniques to overcome performance anxiety as required

3.3 Ensure that dress and manner are appropriate to the performance context

3.4 Present promotional materials as required

3.5 Apply live performance knowledge and appropriate techniques to perform pieces demonstrating appropriate technical ability

3.6 Listen carefully and respond to instructions given during audition or competition

3.7 Maintain a positive manner with others involved in audition or competition

3.8 If possible, organise for performance to be recorded

4. Review performances

4.1 Undertake follow-up after audition or competition as required

4.2 Review any recording of own performance to determine areas for future improvement

4.3 Seek feedback from others and incorporate suggestions into future preparation for auditions and competitions