Maintain and repair special effects items

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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
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
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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 CUASFX301, 'Maintain and repair special effects items'.
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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. Maintain appearance of special effects items

1.1 Liaise with relevant personnel to confirm appearance of special effects items

1.2 Check special effects items for dirt, stains or marks

1.3 Clean items, taking particular care with delicate or problematic materials

1.4 Apply new paint or other finish as required

1.5 Label, code and store special effects according to enterprise procedures

2. Repair special effects items

2.1 Identify faults, rips or breakages in special effects items

2.2 In consultation with relevant personnel, agree on minor repairs to be made in line with individual level of responsibility

2.3 Use appropriate techniques, materials and tools to complete minor repairs to special effects items within agreed timeframes

2.4 Organise repair of items requiring specialist expertise in line with enterprise procedures

2.5 Complete documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures

2.6 Follow up specialist repairs to check special effects items are available on location and functioning correctly in line with production schedules

2.7 Advise relevant personnel of repair-related problems requiring attention in a timely manner

3. Make alterations to special effects

3.1 Confirm alterations that need to be made in consultation with production personnel

3.2 Read and interpret instructions and scale drawings relevant to the required alterations

3.3 Complete alterations in line with individual level of responsibility or refer them to other personnel for action

3.4 Comply with health and safety procedures and industry safety guidelines while working on special effects items

3.5 Complete relevant workplace documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures

4. Maintain special effects items during productions

4.1 Assist with the safe packing and loading of special effects items for transportation to production locations

4.2 Confirm techniques, materials and tools required to assemble special effects items on location

4.3 Participate in discussions throughout the assembly process to check special effects design requirements are met

4.4 Store partially finished special effects items and equipment during assembly to avoid loss or damage

4.5 Assemble and disassemble special effects items throughout productions in line with production requirements, checking continuity of appearance is maintained

4.6 Disassemble special effects items at the conclusion of productions and safely pack and load them for transportation