Manage an off-site wardrobe department

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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 CUFCOS501A, 'Manage an off-site wardrobe department'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Establish an off-site wardrobe area

1. Clarify off-site wardrobe requirements in consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation

2. If appropriate, carry out a site inspection to determine the most appropriate location for an off-site wardrobe department

3. Document plans for the establishment of off-site wardrobe departments according to enterprise procedures

4. Ensure that power supply and facilities are sufficient to meet wardrobe needs for productions

5. Ensure that wardrobe areas are linked to sets via communication lines/phone and that light quality is suitable for working

6. Conduct pre-departure checks on equipment to be used off-site

7. Complete required stock orders and ensure availability in time for productions

8. Coordinate the safe and efficient transport of wardrobe equipment and costumes to off-site locations

Coordinate wardrobe operations

9. Check and document the condition of items transported to production sites, including those from specialist manufacturers and hirers

10. Check and document the condition of hired items or specially manufactured items, on receipt

11. Document shortages or damaged items according to enterprise procedures

12. Secure costume items and accessories to minimise theft or damage

13. Supervise the maintenance and cleaning of costumes and accessories as required.

14. Oversee costume continuity, taking into account last-minute changes to production schedules or scripts

15. Deal with operational problems promptly and efficiently and, as required, alert relevant personnel to action taken

16. Liaise with colleagues in other departments during productions to ensure a coordinated, holistic approach to production services e and cleaning of costumes and accessories as required

Disassemble off-site wardrobe department

17. Clean and safely pack wardrobe equipment and costumes to avoid damage and prepare for transport as required

18. Document equipment that is damaged and requires maintenance and report to relevant personnel

19. Leave worksites in the original or improved conditions, ensuring that there has been no adverse impact on sites

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCOS501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance