Undertake live audio operations

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 CUASOU301, 'Undertake live audio operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake live audio operations' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com 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. Participate in technical or creative run-throughs

1.1 Determine audio requirements in consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation

1.2 Ensure that equipment is positioned and ready for operation according to production requirements

1.3 Plot and run through cues on direction from relevant personnel and according to equipment, sequencing, timing and speed requirements

1.4 Implement appropriate changes to audio operations and document them according to organisational procedures

1.5 Communicate appropriate technical information to performers and presenters

2. Prepare for audio operations

2.1 Power up equipment at the appropriate time and check that it is working correctly

2.2 Complete audio check and implement and document adjustments according to organisational procedures

2.3 Promptly identify, rectify or refer equipment problems to relevant personnel as required

3. Operate professional audio equipment

3.1 Execute all audio cues according to running sheets or directions from colleagues

3.2 Promptly identify changes required during performances and modify cues as required to cater for unexpected events and minimise negative impact on performances

3.3 Operate console to produce the required technical level and tonal balances

3.4 Adjust equalisation for required tonal balance

3.5 Balance signal levels

3.6 Maintain overall audio level in line with the requirements of the environment

3.7 Play back audio effects at the required level through the appropriate speakers

3.8 Monitor equipment for correct operation throughout performances and resolve problems as required

4. Complete post-performance procedures

4.1 Safely power down equipment at the appropriate time according to manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures

4.2 Identify and complete necessary equipment adjustments, including maintenance and re-setting as required in preparation for next performance

4.3 Update documentation as required and process according to organisational procedures

4.4 Evaluate effectiveness of audio operations with relevant personnel and note areas for future improvement