Manage audio input sources

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 CUASOU402, 'Manage audio input sources'.
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. Organise input sources

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

1.2 Assess venues to determine input source options based on acoustic analyses that take physical limitations into account

1.3 Take acoustic sources of audio into account when identifying preferred microphone placement

1.4 Clarify the backline needs of musical groups as required and organise microphones and other input sources accordingly

1.5 Keep up-to-date with developments in audio technology to ensure the most appropriate selection of microphones and the best approach to audio operations

1.6 Reach agreement on placement and organisation of microphones and other audio input sources prior to technical run-throughs or rehearsals

2. Maximise gain on stage

2.1 Place and connect microphones in desired locations using safe work practices

2.2 Position microphones appropriately to achieve required gain

2.3 Increase gain before feedback through effective use of equalisation options and effects equipment

3. Manage inputs

3.1 Prepare and implement appropriate microphone plots

3.2 Patch microphone signals to audio mixing desk, including multiple signals as required

3.3 Prepare and maintain an input signal failure plan

3.4 Test input sources, identify problems promptly and take appropriate action to rectify

3.5 In consultation with relevant personnel, evaluate quality of audio set-up and note areas for future improvement