Record sound

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 CUSSOU401A, 'Record sound'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Record sound' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for sound recording

1.1 Clarify recording requirements with reference to productiondocumentation and in consultation with relevant personnel

1.2 Prepare a team work plan as required and brief personnel accordingly

1.3 Check that sound equipment and accessories are in working order for recording sessions

1.4 Ensure that sound equipment and accessories are set up, connected and aligned according to safety, technical and production requirements

1.5 Ensure that the selection of sound equipment and accessories meets required standards

1.6 Ensure that recording devices have sufficient capacity for expected duration of recordings

1.7 Anticipate problems that may arise during the recording process and plan accordingly

1.8 Ensure adequate supply of consumables is available for duration of sound recordings

2. Place microphones and test record line-up

2.1 Select, power and position microphones and microphone accessories according to safety, technical and production requirements

2.2 Apply principles of microphone operation when placing and moving microphones

2.3 Ensure placement of microphones and microphone accessories is safe, unobtrusive and avoids extraneous and unwanted noise

2.4 Conduct a sound check to ensure quality of recording will meet required standards

2.5 Test signal flow of connected sound equipment and accessories

3. Make sound recordings

3.1 Ensure run-up time is sufficient to allow stable sound recording

3.2 Apply appropriate signal processing for optimal sound quality and make test recordings to ensure no audible defects are present

3.3 Continuously monitor sound recording for quality, audible defects and extraneous background sound

3.4 Critically listen to recording and provide feedback on appropriate recording techniques to record line-up

3.5 Ensure recorded sound supports and enhances production requirements

3.6 Complete recording sessions in line with production timelines

4. Finalise sound-recording operations

4.1 Ensure that recordings are saved in the appropriate format and logged/filed in line with organisational procedures

4.2 Make safety copies or backups as required

4.2 Prepare accurate production set-up reports

4.3 Ensure that sound equipment and accessories are de-rigged, checked and cleaned appropriately

4.4 Ensure that work environments are cleaned after use and restored to their pre-recording condition

4.5 Provide feedback to other team members as required

4.6 Evaluate own performance against technical and creative criteria and note areas for improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU401A appears in the following qualifications: