Manage the operation of stage monitor systems

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 CUASOU502, 'Manage the operation of stage monitor systems'.
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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. Plan stage monitor systems

1.1 Analyse performance and venue information to inform planning of stage monitor systems

1.2 In consultation with relevant personnel, confirm requirements and timeframes for stage monitor system set-up and testing

1.3 Prepare stage layout diagrams with proposed placement of stage monitor equipment

1.4 Select appropriate stage monitor loudspeakers or in-ear monitors and associated cabling for each required send

1.5 Ensure adequate monitoring and communication systems are in place for all relevant personnel

1.6 Ensure availability of in-ear or wireless equipment and accessories

2. Manage the set-up of equipment

2.1 Set up and check stage monitor console, processing and amplification racks, and engineer’s monitor

2.2 Check that there is an adequate supply of resources in the event of equipment breakdown

2.3 Label stage monitor consoles and processing equipment so that functions are clearly identified

2.4 Position stage monitor equipment according to health and safety requirements

2.5 Crosscheck final set-up against production requirements

3. Adjust systems for performances

3.1 Test all components of stage monitor systems, including a complete line check of all inputs

3.2 Individually equalise each stage monitor send to avoid run-away feedback and set top gain indication for microphones

3.3 Crosscheck all adjacent stage monitor sends to allow for acoustic interference

3.4 Run complete system up to safe working limit to check performance and mains power availability, taking into account front of house speaker system requirements

4. Manage operations during performances

4.1 Reconfirm production requirements with performers and check that set-up meets individual requirements in relation to quality, balance and sound levels

4.2 Operate faders to produce a level appropriate to the required sound, and check each send in regular rotation

4.3 Make appropriate adjustments to equalisers to produce appropriate tonal quality

4.4 Add effects and other signal processing as required

4.5 Monitor sources and outputs both aurally and visually to ensure that production requirements are met

4.6 Maintain a positive working relationship with performers and others throughout productions

4.7 Troubleshoot and rectify stage monitor system problems during performances

4.8 Ensure that all work is undertaken in line with work health and safety requirements

5. Manage post-show operations

5.1 Complete workplace documentation according to organisational procedures and production requirements

5.2 Handle, clean, maintain and store equipment according to organisational procedures

5.3 Clean and restore the work environment to its original condition

5.4 Involve crew members and performers in evaluations of stage monitor systems and modify procedures as required

5.5 Contribute to evaluations of productions and implement recommendations aimed at improving overall effectiveness of stage monitor systems