Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects

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 CUFLGT402A, 'Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects'.
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



Connect and format control system for productions

1. Correctly connect dimmers to control desk/console through appropriate control protocols and check to ensure designer's control channel requirements can be achieved

2. Make correct connection to peripheral accessories and control devices, including display, storage and printing equipment

3. Check system for nature of soft patch inherited from previous production and check against default or production soft patch or patch according to enterprise requirements

4. Integrate geographic, grouping, scaling and use of peripheral accessories into the patching process

5. Check dimmers to ensure that they are receiving data and are operating correctly in relationship to required production parameters

6. Complete set-up tasks according to OHS requirements and test control systems for overall functionality

7. Establish, connect and test remote controls for relevant production personnel

Plot and operate advanced cue types

8. Liaise with relevant production personnel to determine the nature of cue type required and use console appropriately to demonstrate capabilities

9. Make available the elements required for the cue type and correctly record

10. Demonstrate cue types to relevant production personnel in accordance with appropriate documentation and modify as required

Plot and operate effects

11. Liaise with relevant production personnel to discuss the types of effect required, and the capacity of the console to produce such effects

12. Correctly use the effects menu, providing demonstrations to colleagues as required

13. Correctly identify the steps needed to record a chosen effect and complete these in a logical sequence

14. Demonstrate effects to relevant production personnel, make appropriate modifications as required and rehearse with relevant items and personnel

Solve lighting problems during performance

15. Correctly and promptly identify lighting problems

16. Use knowledge of control desk/console features and functions to develop solutions to problems without disruption to performance

17. Assess the scope of the problem and make decisions for action within scope of individual responsibility

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFLGT402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE40303 - Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUE60203 - Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media