Stage manage 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 CUASMT602, 'Stage manage performances'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Stage manage performances' 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. Manage preparation for performances

1.1 Check, as required, with heads of departments that repair and maintenance tasks arising from previous performance have been completed

1.2 Check that relevant personnel are present at specified times and have completed administrative procedures for which they are responsible

1.3 Conduct briefings with production and performance personnel as required

1.4 Check that items and areas required by performers are prepared for performances

1.5 Ensure that relevant personnel know when they need to do technical pre-show checks and which technical elements they need to check for functionality

1.6 Inspect stage and backstage areas to identify potential problems that could impact on the smooth running of performances and take immediate remedial action

1.7 Liaise with relevant personnel to complete other pre-performance work as required

2. Manage pre-performance work

2.1 Assess workflow and progress of work against timelines and initiate short-term action to resolve problems with meeting deadlines

2.2 Communicate with relevant personnel to ensure that all technical pre-show checks are completed within required timeframes and that technical elements are operating

2.3 Communicate with relevant personnel to ensure that staging elements and equipment are correctly placed on or backstage according to design specifications and health and safety requirements

2.4 Ensure cast and crew valuables are secured according to organisational policy

2.5 Complete own pre-show preparation and make pre-show time and other announcements to cast and crew as required

2.6 Ensure that health and safety issues have been addressed according to relevant legislation and organisational procedures

2.7 Liaise with front of house staff regarding opening house to audience and commencing performances

3. Manage performances

3.1 Use reference materials appropriately to ensure accurate and timely delivery of performances

3.2 Provide clear cues, calls and announcements in a manner that ensures timing is maintained

3.3 Ensure technical cues are actioned and movement of physical elements occurs on cue according to performance requirements

3.4 Closely monitor performances and resolve problems with minimum disruption to performances

3.5 Take notes on errors, omissions, breakages and other variations in performances

3.6 Communicate with cast and crew regularly throughout performances in an effective and open manner

3.7 Respond effectively to significant unplanned occurrences during performances

3.8 Direct and coordinate response of relevant personnel to significant unplanned occurrences and provide information and reassurance to others as required

4. Complete post-show duties

4.1 Complete own regular post-show procedures

4.2 Supervise set back, cleaning and other post-performance work by crew

4.3 Distribute corrective notes to cast and crew following performances and call scene or section rehearsals as required

4.4 Discuss repairs and non-regular maintenance with heads of departments as required

4.5 Seek feedback from front of house on performances and include comments in performance reports as appropriate

4.6 Write and distribute performance reports according to organisational procedures

4.7 Update production documentation as required

4.8 Note aspects of own performance in stage management role that could be adjusted to maximise effectiveness in future productions