Implement sound designs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 CUSSOU503A, 'Implement sound designs'.
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 sound-design specifications

1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel confirm sound-design specifications, ensuring that they meet production requirements

1.2 Identify and confirm personnel needed to meet production briefs

1.3 Confirm requirements with regard to content, quality and duration of sound components

1.4 Identify and meet copyright requirements

1.5 Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel to consider, confirm and incorporate additional or changed production requirements and new ideas as required

2. Oversee the sound-production process

2.1 Devise and/or obtain sound components to meet creative and technical requirements according to sound-design specifications

2.2 Ensure that sound effects are recorded as required

2.3 Ensure that the manipulation of sound components achieves the desired sonic finish and style

2.4 Identify any changes to sound components in conjunction with relevant personnel

2.5 Obtain feedback from relevant personnel about work in progress and modify as required

2.6 Provide direction, advice and assistance to technical staff as required

2.7 Ensure that the final product is delivered in the required format for playback media

2.8 Make backup copies of recordings in line with enterprise procedures

3. Finalise operations

3.1 Ensure that documentation is prepared and updated as required

3.2 Ensure that recorded masters, version copies and backups are logged, labelled and stored in a secure and safe place

3.3 In consultation with relevant personnel, identify aspects of sound-design implementation that worked well and those that could be improved

3.4 Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement

3.5 Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required

3.6 Document evaluation of operations in line with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU503A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS60209 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • 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
  • CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media