Write narration and current affairs material

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 CUFWRT403A, 'Write narration and current affairs material'.
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



Clarify writing requirements

1. In consultation with relevant personnel, identify relevant sources for current affairs stories or narration

2. Ensure that scripts can be prepared within production deadlines

3. Identify narrative, auditory and visual elements that may be appropriate for each type of script

4. Identify potential target audience to ensure that scripts meet their expectations

5. Focus on perspective of target audience when deciding on format of script

6. Identify scheduling and program issues that affect writing assignments

Prepare to write scripts

7. Verify and review source material and select information or angles that meet target audience requirements

8. Summarise information to meet production requirements

9. Identify material that could result in a breach of laws and regulations and resolve issues in consultation with relevant personnel

10. Develop a structure for current affairs or narration that creates an auditory and visual narrative for target audiences

11. Ensure that preparation is completed so that production deadlines can be met

Write current affairs and narration

12. Incorporate accepted elements of language to ensure that scripts are easy to present on air or online

13. Apply conventions of writing broadcast and online copy to scripts

14. Write in a way that minimises the need for editing

15. Refine and redraft scripts until they meet creative, technical and production requirements

16. Read scripts aloud to test ease of on-air presentation and mark up copy for presenters as required

17. Submit copy to relevant personnel for consideration and review

18. Document and implement required changes to copy in an efficient manner and within production deadlines

Obtain sign-off on scripts

19. Present final scripts to relevant personnel for validation

20. Discuss and agree upon final changes with relevant personnel

21. Make necessary final adjustments, confirming scripts meet requirements and are ready on time for production

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFWRT403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health
  • HLT32307 - Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT32207 - Certificate III in Population Health
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media