Maintain and repair special effects items

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUFSFX301A, 'Maintain and repair special effects items'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Maintain appearance of special effects items

1. Liaise with relevant personnel to confirm appearance of special effects items

2. Check special effects items for dirt, stains or marks

3. Clean special effects items, ensuring that delicate or problem materials are serviced with care

4. Apply new paint or other finish to required areas where appropriate

5. Ensure that special effects are always accurately labelled, coded and stored according to enterprise procedures

Repair special effects items

6. Identify faults, rips or breakages in special effects items

7. In consultation with relevant personnel, agree on minor repairs to be made according to individual level of responsibility

8. Use appropriate techniques and materials to complete minor repairs to special effects items

9. Organise repair of special effects items requiring specialist expertise in line with enterprise procedures

10. Complete documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures

11. Follow up specialist repairs to ensure that special effects items are available on location and functioning correctly in line with production schedules

12. Advise relevant personnel of any repair-related problems that require attention in a timely manner

Make alterations to special effects

13. Liaise with relevant personnel to identify alterations that need to be made

14. Read and interpret instructions for the required alterations

15. Complete alterations to special effects items or refer to relevant personnel, according to individual level of responsibility

16. Observe relevant OHS and public safety legislative requirements while repairing and maintaining special effects items

17. Complete relevant workplace documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures

Maintain special effects items during productions

18. Assist with the safe packing and loading of special effects items for transportation to production locations

19. Confirm with relevant personnel techniques, materials and tools required to assemble special effects items on location

20. Participate in ongoing discussions throughout the assembly process to ensure that special effects design requirements are met

21. Store partially finished special effects items and equipment during the assembly phase to avoid loss or damage

22. Assemble and disassemble special effects items throughout productions in line with production requirements, ensuring that continuity of appearance of items is maintained

23. Disassemble special effects items at the conclusion of productions and safely pack and load them for transportation

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFSFX301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE40303 - Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUF30307 - Certificate III in Scenery and Set Construction
  • CUF40607 - Certificate IV in Scenery and Set Construction