Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources

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 CUESOU08B, 'Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Select microphones and other input sources according to application

1.1. Analyse performance outline and liaise with relevant colleagues to determine audio requirements

1.2. Assess the venue/location to determine input source options based on acoustic analysis and any physical limitations

1.3. Assess the acoustic source of the audio to identify the preferred microphone placement

1.4. Identify and select the most appropriate microphone options, including consideration of microphones for specific purposes

2. Maximise gain on stage

2.1. Electrically connect and mechanically set microphones in a desired location using safe work practices

2.2. Position microphone appropriately to achieve required gain

2.3. Implement appropriate equalisation options and introduce relevant effects equipment to increase gain before feedback

3. Manage inputs

3.1. Prepare and implement an appropriate microphone plot

3.2. Patch microphone signals to the audio mixing desk, including multiple signals where required

3.3. Prepare and maintain an input signal failure plan

3.4. Test input sources, identify any problems promptly and take action to rectify as appropriate

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUESOU08B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE40303 - Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUE30203 - Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)