Design 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 CUFCOS504A, 'Design costumes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design costumes' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Interpret creative briefs

1. Analyse performance outlines/scripts to determine overall production concepts

2. Participate in preliminary concept meetings with relevant personnel to clarify understanding of costume design requirements

3. Identify factors that may have an impact on the design process

4. With reference to production documentation, itemise elements that need to be addressed during the design phase

Conduct research

5. Identify and source references that may inform the design process

6. Critically analyse sources and references in the context of design projects

7. Consider the impact and potential of new and emerging technologies to inform the design process

8. Collect, collate and adapt materials to develop initial design concepts

9. Organise research material for ease of access by relevant personnel during the design development process

Generate and assess ideas

10. Generate a range of costume design ideas that respond sympathetically to the brief and provide creative solutions to design issues

11. Assess ideas and collaborate, as required, with relevant personnel to maximise contribution of ideas to initial concepts

12. Continuously reflect on and appraise ideas for implications on cost, technical feasibility and creative requirements

Develop and document designs

13. Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel so that additional requirements and new ideas are considered and incorporated during the development of designs

14. Ensure that agreement is reached with relevant personnel in relation to consistent artistic interpretation

15. Evaluate initial concepts and select the most appropriate approach, giving consideration to budget, research findings and ongoing reflection/discussion

16. Develop costume designs from initial concepts ensuring that all production and design factors are taken into account

17. Organise or undertake testing and experimentation with selected costume designs

18. Develop accurate records of designs, including relevant information

Finalise designs

19. Present draft costume construction plans and specifications to relevant personnel in an appropriate format

20. Participate in initial and ongoing evaluation of presented designs

21. Negotiate and agree to modifications and amend designs as required

22. Produce accurate and comprehensive documentation to support implementation of designs

23. Present final designs, plans and specifications to relevant personnel and confirm that all production requirements have been met

24. Reflect on own role in design process and note areas for future improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCOS504A appears in the following qualifications:

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