Create prosthetics for special make-up 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 CUFMUP503A, 'Create prosthetics for 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



Prepare to create prosthetics

1. In consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation, confirm prosthetic requirements

2. Identify factors that may affect the casting process, including special requirements for performers

3. Use appropriate research techniques to identify and source references to clarify aspects of required effects

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

5. Generate a range of design and construction ideas that provide creative solutions to prosthetic requirements

6. Document plans for the creation of prosthetics in an appropriate format

7. Discuss plans with relevant personnel and incorporate feedback into final plans as required

8. Ensure materials and equipment are available to complete the required prosthetics

Produce original lifecasts for prosthetic pieces

9. Inform performers of the casting process, emergency procedures and respond appropriately to their questions

10. Position performers to minimise personal discomfort

11. Prepare performer to ensure their skin, hair, facial hair and clothing are protected from hazards

12. Determine the position of separate or joining sections, seams, stop lines and keys

13. Ensure that materials and release agents are of the appropriate type and quantity for casting, and are prepared, compounded and applied safely using approved methods

14. Obtain accurate replication of performers without defects or distortion of lifecasts, ensuring that the safety and wellbeing of the performer is maintained during the casting process

15. Safely remove lifecasts and restore performer's skin and hair to original condition

16. Finalise lifecasts

Make prosthetics

17. Determine appropriate placement of prosthetic overlaps or blending edges in relation to the performer and the design brief

18. Compound, handle, store and dispose of materials according to manufacturer instructions, data safety sheets and health and hygiene requirements

19. Use appropriate materials and techniques to make prosthetics according to prosthetics design plans

20. Prevent deformation and impairment when separating moulds and rejoining sectional moulds

21. Finish, store and remove sculptures and resultant moulds to avoid deterioration, distortion or damage

22. Safely store and dispose of materials and equipment used in the creation of prosthetics

23. Complete workplace documentation as required

24. Evaluate finished prosthetics against technical and creative criteria and note areas for improving the process of creating prosthetics

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFMUP503A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services