Design and apply special make-up effects

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CUFMUP502A, 'Design and apply special make-up 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



Interpret creative briefs and develop initial design concepts

1. Analyse production documentation to determine overall production requirements

2. Identify factors that may affect the design and implementation of special make-up effects, including special requirements for performers

3. Identify prosthetic requirements and factors that may affect the creation of prosthetics

4. Generate a range of ideas for the special make-up effects design that respond sympathetically to the brief and provide creative solutions to all design issues

5. Use appropriate research techniques to identify and source references to clarify aspects of specific make-up design projects

6. Organise and maintain currency of research materials, documentation and findings for use by relevant personnel

7. Critically analyse sources and references in the context of specific special make-up effects design projects

8. Use research findings to develop initial design concepts

Develop and document special make-up effects designs

9. Maximise input into the design process by evaluating initial design concepts in consultation with relevant personnel

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

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

12. Incorporate feedback from colleagues into final designs and ensure agreement is reached on a consistent interpretation of character and style

13. Prepare in an appropriate format and distribute copies to relevant personnel as required

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

Prepare, apply and maintain special make-up effects

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

16. Inform performers fully of the special make-up effects application process and respond appropriately to their questions

17. Dress performers with required protective covering to protect hair and clothes and ensure they are protected from hazards

18. Test special make-up effects to be applied to performer's skin and scalp for adverse reactions

19. Apply special make-up effects according to make-up plan and health and hygiene requirements

20. Apply prosthetics using the appropriate materials, equipment and techniques

21. Check that final effects meet production requirements

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

Remove special make-up effects

23. If appropriate, brief or instruct performers on how to remove special make-up effects

24. Remove special make-up effects using appropriate products

25. Remove prosthetics carefully to minimise performers' discomfort

26. Ensure that performers' comfort is maintained during special make-up effects removal and that they are protected from hazards

27. Seek medical advice promptly in cases of skin irritation or other problems

28. Clean make-up equipment and ensure work area is left in the original or improved condition

29. Complete workplace documentation as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFMUP502A appears in the following qualifications:

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