Conceive, develop and realise prop designs

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 CUEPRP501A, 'Conceive, develop and realise prop designs'.
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



1. Interpret the creative brief

1.1. Analyse the performance outline/script to determine overall production concepts

1.2. Participate in preliminary concept meetings with relevant personnel to discuss the props requirements of the production

1.3. Identify all relevant factors which may determine and affect the design

1.4. Discuss and agree upon the role of designer in the production process

2. Conduct and evaluate research

2.1. Identify and source references which may inform the design process

2.2. Critically analyse sources and references in the context of the current design project

2.3. Consider the impacts and potential of new and emerging technologies to inform the design

2.4. Collect, collate and adapt materials to develop initial design concepts

3. Generate and assess ideas

3.1. Generate a range of ideas for the design which respond sympathetically to the brief and provide creative solutions to technical issues

3.2. Discuss ideas and collaborate with relevant personnel to ensure contribution of ideas to the initial concept

3.3. Continuously reflect on and appraise ideas for implications on cost and time, technical feasibility, and suitability to meet the brief

4. Develop and document the design

4.1. Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel so that additional or changed requirements and new ideas are considered and incorporated during the development of the design

4.2. Ensure that agreement is reached with relevant personnel in relation to consistent artistic interpretation

4.3. Evaluate initial concepts and select the most appropriate approach, giving consideration to budget, research findings and ongoing reflection/discussion

4.4. Develop props designs from initial concepts ensuring: consistency with the style requirements of the script/production; research findings are incorporated; ideas are technically feasible and demonstrate awareness of parameters/resource constraints; and ideas demonstrate effective use of materials

4.5. Organise or undertake testing and experimentation with selected props designs

4.6. Develop an accurate record of the design, including all relevant information

5. Communicate design ideas and make amendments

5.1. Present draft props construction plans and specifications to relevant colleagues in an appropriate format

5.2. Participate in the initial and ongoing evaluation of the presented designs

5.3. Negotiate and agree to modifications to the design and undertake any necessary amendments

5.4. Agree to the final designs and produce accurate and comprehensive documentation to support implementation

5.5. Present final designs, plans and specifications to all relevant personnel and confirm that all production requirements have been met

6. Liaise with others to implement the props design

6.1. Liaise with relevant personnel to ensure that all production requirements are met, quality standards are adhered to and work is undertaken within time, budget and technical constraints

6.2. Participate in meetings with performers to consult on designs

6.3. Participate in ongoing production meetings and evaluation of the designs

6.4. Ensure that any design modifications are agreed, noted and acted upon

6.5. Inform relevant personnel of design changes

6.6. Update any required documentation and record and file in accordance with enterprise requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUEPRP501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media