Install and operate follow spots

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 CUELGT03C, 'Install and operate follow spots'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Install follow spots.


Position follow spots and accessories in accordance with the lighting plan and ensure safety for the operator and audience.


Set up stands securely and adjust for height as required.


Check and adjust balance, focus and sights of the follow spot as appropriate.


Install follow spot dimmer as required.


Secure follow spot cabling safely.


Install manual colour changer correctly and colour in accordance with the lighting plan.


Test follow spot to ensure it is operational and that all accessories are in working order.


Focus follow spot and check multiple spots for consistency of focus and colour temperature.


Participate in technical or creative run through.


Participate in any required technical or creative run through, note any equipment deficiencies or technical adjustments to be made.


Rehearse technical aspects of the show and communicate to performers as required.


Set back-up options in the event of an equipment malfunction and test to ensure that they are in working order.


Plot and run through cues on direction from the appropriate personnel and in accordance with equipment, sequencing, timing and speed requirements.


Make any necessary changes to cues and modify cue sheets as required.


Execute any necessary changes to equipment in accordance with modifications required.


Prepare for follow spot operation.


Power up follow spot and check height, balance, sights, focus, operation of iris, operation of any additional follow spot accessories and dimmer.


Check colour and/or operation of colour changer.


Check that final requirements for equipment operation have been identified, implemented and documented.


Check communications equipment to ensure that it is in working order.


Correctly identify and rectify any faults or problems and inform relevant personnel of any ongoing problems.


Operate follow spots.


Operate follow spot on cue/on direction from the stage manager, head follow spot operator or running sheet as appropriate.


Operate spot so that beam diameter, shape, edge, colour and intensity level meet performance requirements.


Synchronise follow spot operation with other lighting and staging effects.


Modify follow spot cues as required to cater for unexpected contingencies.


Operate spot in a manner that does not distract the audience and maintains reasonable comfort for the operator.


Identify and rectify problems safely, using logical problem solving techniques and in accordance with venue procedures and inform appropriate personnel are informed as required.


Correctly identify the need for the use of back-up systems and implement when required.


Recalibrate follow spot correctly after changing a lamp where appropriate.


Shut down and disassemble equipment.


Turn off power to the follow spot in accordance with cool-down procedure and dismantle store or cover equipment in accordance with organisational procedures and performance requirements.


Note changes to cue sheets and update and file documentation as required in accordance with organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUELGT03C appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production