Design and apply specialised make-up

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 CUFMUP501A, 'Design and apply specialised make-up'.
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



Interpret creative briefs

1. Analyse production documentation to determine overall production requirements

2. Participate in preliminary concept meetings to discuss specialised make-up requirements

3. Identify factors that may affect the design and application of specialised make-up, including special requirements for performers

Conduct and evaluate research

4. Use appropriate research techniques to identify and source reference materials to clarify aspects of specific make-up design projects

5. Organise and maintain currency of reference materials, documentation and findings, for use by relevant personnel

6. Critically analyse sources and references in the context of specific specialised make-up design projects

7. Use research findings to develop initial design concepts

Generate and assess ideas

8. Evaluate initial design concepts in consultation with relevant personnel

9. Generate a range of ideas for the specialised make-up design that demonstrate sympathetic response to the brief and provide creative solutions to design issues

10. Discuss ideas and collaborate, as required, with relevant personnel to maximise their contribution to the design process

11. Continuously reflect on and appraise creative ideas and solutions in the context of production constraints

Develop and document make-up designs

12. Maintain an accessible recording system so that research materials are readily available to others

13. Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel to ensure additional or changed production requirements are incorporated into make-up designs

14. Ensure that agreement is reached with relevant personnel on a consistent interpretation of character, period and style

15. Evaluate initial concepts and select the most appropriate ideas, taking into account production constraints

16. Develop specialised make-up designs and present them for discussion to relevant personnel

17. Prepare specialised make-up plans in an appropriate format and distribute copies to relevant personnel as required

Provide specialised make-up services

18. Ensure make-up products and make-up equipment are available according to production schedules

19. Apply specialised make-up according to make-up plans, ensuring that performers' comfort is maintained throughout the process

20. Explain procedures and products to performers as required when applying and removing make-up

21. Ensure that make-up application and removal processes comply with health and hygiene requirements at all times

22. Check that the final effect meets production requirements

23. Make required adjustments quickly and accurately at appropriate times during productions

24. Ensure that work area is left in the original or improved condition

25. Complete workplace documentation as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFMUP501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services