Manage specialist staging operations

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 CUASTA501, 'Manage specialist staging operations'.
Google Links
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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 specialist staging operations

1.1 Evaluate initial staging concepts and technical requirements in relation to feasibility, safety and environmental impact

1.2 Provide timely and accurate advice on the feasibility and safety of concepts and their implementation, including suggestions for workable alternatives as required

1.3 Document details of safety and technical requirements for specialist staging concepts

1.4 Reach agreement on specialist staging concepts and final requirements in consultation with relevant personnel

1.5 Develop contingency plans to minimise the impact of unexpected events on specialist staging operations

1.6 Develop and document work plans for setting up, testing and operating specialist staging elements

2. Manage pre-show specialist staging operations

2.1 Ensure that equipment and accessories are available and in safe working order

2.2 Organise staging personnel in line with industry award guidelines, including the services of licensed riggers as required

2.3 Contract the services of flying effects companies as required, ensuring that adequate time is allowed for installation, training and rehearsals with flying systems

2.4 Collaborate with relevant personnel on modifications to sets to allow the safe flying of objects and people

2.5 Monitor progress of pre-show staging operations against work plans and implement contingency plans as required to ensure that production deadlines are met

2.6 Supervise staging aspects of technical and dress rehearsals and modify procedures as required

2.7 Treat colleagues with consideration and respect to develop and maintain effective work relationships

2.8 Develop and maintain production documentation as required

3. Manage show and post-show specialist staging operations

3.1 Monitor staging operations during performances and take appropriate action to resolve problems

3.2 Supervise scheduled maintenance of staging equipment and accessories

3.3 Maintain communication with key production personnel at all times

3.4 Supervise bump out of staging elements

3.5 Involve relevant personnel in evaluation of staging operations and modify procedures as required

3.6 Contribute to evaluation of productions and implement recommendations aimed at improving overall effectiveness of staging operations