Produce sound recordings

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 CUSSOU502A, 'Produce sound recordings'.
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. Confirm concept for recording project

1.1 Apply knowledge of commercial music trends, market niches, new musical styles and artists to develop the musical vision and concept for a recording project

1.2 Establish and discuss production requirements with relevant personnel

1.3 Apply musicianship knowledge and awareness of sound design possibilities to develop the underlying artistic style and creative concept for the recording

1.4 Discuss and confirm vision for sound concepts with relevant personnel to achieve consensus on artistic values and agreed project outcomes

1.5 Address copyright requirements to ensure that the recording process and product comply with legislation

2. Confirm recording project arrangements

2.1 Confirm repertoire, artists, project vision and operational details in consultation with relevant personnel

2.2 In collaboration with artists, ensure that adequate time and facilities are provided to achieve the agreed performance standard within time and budget constraints

2.3 Plan and agree on communication processes and time schedules with artists and technical production personnel

2.4 Ensure that time schedules are drawn up and distributed to each artist for all proposed rehearsal and recording sessions

2.5 Liaise with technical staff regarding appropriate recording sites

3. Manage recording sessions

3.1 Confirm that sessions are scheduled to allow adequate rehearsal and sound testing prior to main recording sessions

3.2 Ensure recording site, sound equipment and recording formats are appropriate for the media and project requirements

3.3 Communicate criticism of performers' work in a balanced, constructive and supportive manner that includes positive and achievable options for meeting desired artistic goals

3.4 Ensure that individual perspectives are considered and conflicting requirements are recognised and constructively negotiated

3.5 Continuously monitor all aspects of the recording and ensure that any necessary adjustments are made in line with creative and technical requirements

3.6 Collaborate with relevant personnel to ensure that sound balances are artistically appropriate

4. Evaluate the recording process and product

4.1 Discuss and obtain agreement on evaluation techniques for evaluating the recording process and completed product

4.2 Seek and obtain feedback from relevant personnel to assess the recording process and product

4.3 Evaluate own role in the production of recordings and note areas for improvement

4.4 Use evaluation results to improve future practice

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS60109 - Advanced Diploma of Music
  • CUS60209 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUE60203 - Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF50207 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media