Plan and implement installation of camera supports

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 CUFCAM403A, 'Plan and implement installation of camera supports'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Plan and prepare camera mount equipment and support materials

1. With reference to camera plans, confirm equipment and support requirements for production

2. Assess risks and OHS issues associated with installing camera supports and operating cameras from supports during shoots

3. Incorporate into the planning process strategies to minimise risk and to address OHS issues

4. Identify aspects of camera plans that may require modification and negotiate changes with relevant production staff

5. Recommend alternative camera mounts where risk or cost of mount may outweigh the value of required shots

6. Purchase supplies and equipment according to agreed budgets

7. Check that equipment is operational and take appropriate action to repair faults

8. Ensure equipment and supports are available at correct locations in time for shoots

9. Complete documentation according to enterprise requirements

Erect camera platforms and towers

10. Construct platforms and towers, ensuring platforms and towers are level, secure and on solid ground and capable of holding the required maximum load

11. Secure equipment fastenings and personnel harnesses

12. Ensure operational and electrical equipment meets OHS guidelines

13. Review structures to ensure that safety issues have been addressed

Prepare cranes for camera

14. Confirm that camera cranes are in safe working order before work commences

15. Confirm the maximum safe working load of cranes before camera mounting commences

16. Display signage on crane to indicate its safe working load

17. Fix the snap plate or hothead mount according to manufacturer specifications

18. Attach cameras to mounts ensuring that they are secure, level and steady in mounts

Attach and secure cameras

19. Attach appropriate camera mounts to supports in use or direct to moving object or vehicle being used to capture shots

20. Check that power supply is appropriate and run power cables from source to cameras, including for remote-control consoles and monitors

21. Ensure that camera operators are able to operate equipment without being a hazard to personnel involved in shoots or to the general public

22. Secure cameras and cabling safely to avoid damage and exposure to the elements when unattended

Disassemble tracks, platforms and towers

23. Break down and carry equipment, employing safe lifting techniques

24. Clean and safely pack equipment to avoid damage and prepare for transport as required

25. Report and document equipment that requires repairs or maintenance according to enterprise procedures

26. Leave the worksite in the original or improved condition, ensuring that there has been no adverse impact on the site

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCAM403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF40307 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology