Make costumes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 CUFCOS401A, 'Make costumes'.
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



Make and grade patterns for costumes

1. Confirm and discuss costume making requirements and facilities with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation

2. Select appropriate grade plans or grade rule tables

3. Produce or adjust patterns to required specifications

4. Grade patterns manually or by computer, adjusting design, maintaining accuracy and shape, notches and other design requirements

5. Check patterns for accuracy and make adjustments as required

6. Store patterns according to workplace procedures

Lay up and cut work

7. Establish the required quantity of fabrics and other materials to minimise wastage

8. Check materials for quality, faults, width, selvedges, dye lot and marking requirements

9. Identify and assemble base and outer fabrics

10. Lay up base and self fabrics and check alignment as necessary to ensure conformance with specifications

11. Cut materials to meet requirements of patterns

12. Prepare fabric base and mount fabrics, as necessary, to achieve required stiffening or support effect

Sew costumes

13. Pin or sew fabric pieces and linings and hang, as appropriate, in readiness for assembly

14. Make adjustments and alterations to meet performers' requirements and construction specifications

15. Use appropriate techniques and equipment to sew costume pieces together to form whole costumes and attach required trimmings, fasteners and decorations

16. Press finished costumes according to requirements

17. Seek feedback from relevant personnel on costumes and participate in costume fittings with performers as required

Finish costumes

18. Make final adjustments to costumes after fitting sessions with performers

19. Press and finish costumes according to production requirements

20. Correctly label and code costumes for identification during productions

21. During productions, make alterations as required to ensure performers are comfortable and the correct costume look is maintained

22. Complete relevant documentation according to workplace procedures

23. Participate in evaluation sessions about costume aspects of productions and note areas for future improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCOS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF40507 - Certificate IV in Costume for Performance
  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance