Mix sound in a broadcasting environment

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 CUSSOU202A, 'Mix sound in a broadcasting environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Mix sound in a broadcasting environment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Prepare for broadcast

1. Check studio equipment is safe and operational and replace any non-functioning equipment in line with station procedures before broadcast commences

2. Rectify simple technical faults and problems, referring those beyond one's own technical capability on to relevant personnel

3. Confirm in advance that all prerecorded material is ready for broadcast

4. Confirm that external sources required by the program are available from point of origin to studio panel desk

5. Check that arrangements for recording and linking live sources meet production requirements

6. Conduct sound check, and implement and document adjustments in line with station and production requirements

Mix audio inputs on air

7. Mix audio inputs through the studio panel to produce required sound level and tonal balances

8. Execute sound cues according to production requirements

9. Cue and play presentation material according to program schedule

10. Brief and cue studio guests as required

11. Deal with operational problems of equipment promptly and effectively throughout on-air sessions

12. Follow technical operational instructions from relevant personnel during live talkback sessions as required

13. Complete broadcast on time and hand over to next panel operator as required

Complete operations after broadcast

14. Save relevant material for archiving and future use in line with station procedures

15. Ensure surplus material is dealt with in line with station procedures

16. Complete documentation required by the broadcasting station

17. Check and clean equipment and work environment in line with station procedures

18. Notify relevant personnel of equipment faults in line with station procedures

19. Seek feedback from relevant personnel on own performance as a panel operator and note areas for improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • CUS20109 - Certificate II in Music
  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUF20107 - Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media