Develop and implement sound plans

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 CUSSOU402A, 'Develop and implement sound plans'.
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



Establish brief for sound system

1. Liaise with the relevant personnel to determine the project requirements

2. Undertake research to determine the best options for meeting production requirements

3. Consider available budget and other resources when determining the scope of the production

4. Source additional expertise as required

Produce sound plan

5. Develop a draft sound plan to meet production requirements

6. Ensure that microphone plots, sound sources, block diagrams and layout are drawn and notated as required

7. Anticipate problems that might arise and plan accordingly

8. Seek feedback on draft sound plan from relevant personnel and amend plan

Implement sound plan

9. Ensure that all parties meet their obligations, adhere to quality standards and work within project requirements

10. Ensure that relevant personnel are involved in negotiating and agreeing on changes to the sound plan

11. Ensure that sound system is tuned to achieve desired result

12. Ensure that equipment technical problems are addressed in ways that cause least disruption to productions

13. Ensure that all work is undertaken with due regard to OHS requirements

14. Prepare and update documentation as required

Evaluate operations

15. In consultation with relevant personnel identify aspects of the production that worked well and those that could be improved

16. Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement

17. Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required

18. Document evaluation of operations in line with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE40303 - Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media