Operate show control systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CUASTA401, 'Operate show control systems'.
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. Prepare for show control operations

1.1 Liaise with relevant personnel to confirm timelines and show control requirements

1.2 Assess capabilities of available show control systems and reach agreement on ways to overcome shortcomings as required

1.3 Document plans that specify how show control requirements will be programmed to meet timelines

1.4 Discuss plans with relevant personnel and amend as required

2. Input sources

2.1 Establish file paths for video and audio cues using appropriate file formats

2.2 Set musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) or similar device cues

2.3 Set trigger points for cues

2.4 Test and confirm external connections

2.5 Review settings to ensure that show requirements have been met and amend cues as required

3. Undertake show control activities

3.1 Participate in technical run-throughs to test show control operations

3.2 Modify programming of show control systems to take account of faults identified during technical run-throughs

3.3 Confirm cues are executed at appropriate points during shows, presentations or installations

3.4 Monitor equipment for correct operation and resolve problems as required

4. Complete post-show operations

4.1 Identify and complete necessary equipment adjustments, including maintenance and re-setting if required, in preparation for the next performance

4.2 Amend documentation as required

4.3 Identify problems with show control systems, take appropriate action and report to relevant personnel as required

4.4 In consultation with relevant personnel, evaluate effectiveness of show control operations and note areas for future improvement