Assist in stage managing performances

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 CUASMT401, 'Assist in stage managing performances'.
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. Assist with bump in and preparation of venues

1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, update production documentation after final rehearsal room run

1.2 Prior to first public performance, create and affix audience advisory signage as required

1.3 Assist with transfer to stage of spike marks for scenic elements and furniture

1.4 Set up cast and backstage areas, display production information on company noticeboard, and organise sign-in sheets

1.5 Participate in plotting sessions, including set changes and ‘walking in’ place of performers, for the purpose of plotting lighting

1.6 Ensure entrances and exits from stage are unobstructed

1.7 Mark level changes on and off set to assist performers to safely navigate away from drop-offs and potential trip hazards

1.8 Assist with safety briefing and backstage orientation for performers and crew

1.9 Monitor preparations and anticipate and resolve problems that could disrupt performances

2 Assist with technical and dress rehearsals

2.1 Provide crew with documentation from rehearsal for input by them during technical and dress rehearsals

2.2 Assist with safety rehearsals and integration of technical elements into potentially hazardous sequences

2.3 Follow own setting and running documentation from rehearsal, and adjust to incorporate additional responsibilities

2.4 Facilitate communication between stage manager and those personnel without communications equipment

2.5 Provide assistance to stage manager, creative personnel and others as required

2.6 Following rehearsals, take and put into action notes from stage manager, director or other personnel regarding additional responsibilities and ways to improve own performance

2.7 Develop own set-up, performance and post-show routine, as well as supporting documentation relating to experience with technical and dress rehearsals

3. Assist with performances

3.1 Assist with on-stage and backstage pre-set of performance elements as required

3.2 Prepare consumable props in line with production requirements

3.3 Collect and secure valuables and distribute personal props

3.4 Provide stage management assistance during performances

3.5 Use initiative within scope of job to deal effectively with unforeseen occurrences

3.6 After performances, strike and secure valuable props and weapons, collect personal props, and return valuables to cast members as required

3.7 Assist with cleaning and maintaining stage and backstage areas

3.8 Contribute to performance reports and distribute them promptly with other information to relevant personnel

3.9 Build trust and respect through effective use of communication skills

4. Assist with bump out of productions

4.1 Assist with packing props and other materials and equipment for move to storage, tour or disposal

4.2 Organise the return of borrowed and hired items according to loan agreements

4.3 Assist with cleaning and returning stage, backstage and green room areas to original condition

4.4 Remove front of house advisory signage, posters and other material as required