Cut and drape costumes

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 CUFCOS404A, 'Cut and drape costumes'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Prepare for pattern cutting and draping of costumes

1. Confirm costume design and production requirements in consultation with relevant personnel

2. Prepare tools and equipment

3. Research and record relevant historical aspects of costume designs

4. Take and record performers' measurements

5. Identify special costume functional requirements of performers and performances and contribute ideas about the most effective way to achieve creative requirements

6. Document costume specifications

7. Produce a plan of action for pattern development

Develop patterns for costumes.

8. Select appropriate method of pattern development

9. Proportion costume designs on dress stands

10. Use pattern blocks or muslin on dress forms to develop or drape patterns

11. Engineer costume patterns

12. Conduct test toile trials and fittings and make adjustments as required

13. Seek approvals/concurrence from costume supervisors or designers

14. Modify patterns according to toile

15. Finalise and label costume patterns

Compile component requirements for costumes

16. Use patterns and design specifications to calculate accurate quantities of fabric and notions

17. Record requirements and quantities

18. Source requirements

19. Plan lay marker according to fabric dimensions

20. Spread fabrics according to plans

21. Place patterns on fabrics and cut according to cutting instructions

22. Compile cut pieces and components ready for construction

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCOS404A appears in the following qualifications:

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