Develop skills to play or sing music

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 CUSMPF101A, 'Develop skills to play or sing music'.
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



Become familiar with chosen instrument

1. Develop an understanding of how the physical characteristics of instruments and the voice affect the sound they produce in performance

2. Explore the range, capability and sound characteristics of chosen instrument or voice

3. Discuss with colleagues or teachers how the physical relationship between instrument and performer produces the required sound

4. Listen to live or recorded music featuring the chosen instrument or voice and discuss with colleagues and/or teacher how sounds and effects are achieved

5. Use appropriate methods and cleaning products to care for, move and store instrument and accessories

6. Develop listening skills to enable recognition of simple musical elements

7. Set goals for own skill development in consultation with relevant people

Prepare to play instrument

8. Set up instrument or warm up voice as required

9. As required, seek assistance from relevant people to tune instrument to the required pitch

10. Apply listening skills in the process of producing a range of notes, rhythms and/or chords

11. Use correct posture to extend technique and to develop healthy performance habits in line with OHS principles

Play simple pieces in selected style

12. In consultation with relevant people, select simple pieces and exercises suitable for practice in playing selected repertoire

13. Apply the elements of pitch, rhythm, sound colour and/or volume during practice sessions

14. Experiment with different techniques to develop proficiency in producing the required sound

15. Seek feedback on own skill development from relevant people and evaluate progress against personal goals

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSMPF101A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF10107 - Certificate I in Creative Industries