Create special effects for scenic art

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 CUESCE07B, 'Create special effects for scenic art'.
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. Assess the need for the creation of special effects

1.1. Liaise with relevant colleagues to confirm the need for special effects scenic art

1.2. Read and correctly interpret production schedules, specifications, lists and scale drawings when available

1.3. Assess the need for the use of various special effects based on review of requirements and in consultation with relevant colleagues

1.4. Correctly identify any budgetary or other constraints

2. Test techniques to create special effects

2.1. Identify possible approaches to achieve the effect required and establish criteria for the selection of the final approach

2.2. Conduct appropriate research on different approaches and techniques

2.3. Select appropriate tools and equipment for the testing of approaches and techniques

2.4. Test and experiment with a range of techniques and materials which might achieve the effect

2.5. Evaluate testing processes against selection criteria and select the preferred approach based on production requirements

2.6. Communicate and consult with relevant production personnel on special effects options

2.7. Accurately document the selected process, including records of required materials and equipment

3. Produce special effects scenic art

3.1. Select correct tools, equipment and materials in accordance with size/scale requirements

3.2. Calculate correct quantities of materials, avoiding wastage where possible

3.3. Use the selected techniques to produce scenic art

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUESCE07B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF30307 - Certificate III in Scenery and Set Construction