Restore audio tracks

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 CUSSOU304A, 'Restore audio tracks'.
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



1. Clarify scope of restoration project

1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel confirm restoration requirements

1.2 Ensure that documentation relevant to the project is available

1.3 Where source materials are not supplied, liaise with relevant personnel to locate the most original, best quality recording to be restored

1.4 Evaluate all recordings to be restored for auditioning purposes and technical selection as required

2. Prepare source material for digital transfer

2.1 If required, physically repair and clean source material in preparation for playback, taking great care not to damage the source material

2.2 Select the most appropriate playback machine, taking into account the fragility of source material and the ability of the playback machine to provide the most authentic playback

2.3 Set up playback paths and recording settings to ensure a flat, transparent, and where possible uncompressed file

2.4 Set audio levels in line with technical parameters

3. Make digital recording of source material

3.1 Record source material to defined quality standards

3.2 Monitor the recording, and document or mark sections that display recorded artefacts or damage

3.3 As required, record from more than one source

4. Apply restoration techniques to audio tracks

4.1 Select the most appropriate restoration equipment and tools for the job

4.2 Commence restoration by applying manual restoration techniques to the most audible artefacts first, then moving onto less noticeable faults

4.3 Following manual restoration, apply automated restoration processes as required

4.4 Seek feedback on work in progress from relevant personnel and make adjustments

5. Make a copy of restored audio tracks

5.1 Apply appropriate processes to play-out and take into account the end use when creating required delivery format

5.2 Deliver master in the required format to relevant personnel in line with project requirements

5.3 Complete required documentation in line with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media