Record sound

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 CUASOU405, 'Record sound'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Record sound' 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 describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for sound recording operations

1.1 Interpret production documentation to identify recording requirements, and confirm with relevant people

1.2 Prepare a recording plan as required and brief people accordingly, including work health and safety (WHS) procedures and safe work practices

1.3 Confirm sound equipment and accessories are in working order

1.4 Confirm sound equipment and accessories are set up, connected and aligned according to safety, technical and production requirements

1.5 Confirm selected sound equipment and accessories meet required standards

1.6 Confirm recording media have sufficient capacity for expected duration of sound recording

1.7 Check that other consumables required are available for duration of sound recording

1.8 Anticipate problems that may arise during sound recording and plan accordingly

2. Place microphones and test recorded line-up

2.1 Select microphones to suit the sound source and give the desired tonal and dynamic quality to the recording

2.2 Place and move microphones to capture the sound with the desired quality and to reject unwanted sounds

2.3 Confirm microphone placement is safe and unobtrusive, and avoids extraneous and unwanted noise

2.4 Check that microphones and other equipment in the signal path are operating correctly.

2.5 Conduct a check with artists to ensure that the sound will be recorded with sufficient level and signal-to-noise ratio and the desired quality

2.6 Listen critically to the acoustic characteristics of the recording environment, and adjust microphone position as required

3. Make sound recordings

3.1 Apply signal processing for optimal sound quality, and make test recordings to ensure no audible defects are present

3.2 Continuously monitor sound recording for quality, audible defects and extraneous background sound

3.3 Confirm recorded sound supports and enhances production requirements

3.4 Complete recording sessions in line with production timelines.

4. Finalise sound recording operations

4.1 Label and log sound recording according to production requirements

4.2 Produce master and backup copies of sound recording in required format

4.3 Prepare set-up report according to production requirements

4.4 Confirm sound equipment and accessories are de-rigged, checked and cleaned according to safety and production requirements

4.5 Confirm work environment is cleaned and restored to pre-recording condition

4.6 Provide feedback to production team members as required

4.7 Evaluate own performance against production requirements, and note areas for improvement