Create a final sound balance

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 CUSSOU504A, 'Create a final sound balance'.
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. Assess sound sources for simultaneous balance

1.1 Assess the compatibility of sound sources for productions

1.2 Discuss creative possibilities for achieving the simultaneous balance with relevant personnel

1.3 Propose options for meeting production requirements to relevant personnel as required

1.4 Collaborate effectively with others during the assessment process

2. Identify creative and artistic possibilities

2.1 Explore creative possibilities of sound sources and seek agreement on best options with relevant personnel

2.2 Take account of relevant information contained in production documentation when developing options

2.3 In consultation with relevant personnel ensure that the position and blend of sound sources meet artistic/creative requirements

3. Direct the final mix

3.1 Ensure that the relative levels of sound sources conform to loudness parameters

3.2 Ensure that transitions between sound sources are technically accurate and artistically appropriate

3.3 Adapt and adjust balance techniques to meet production requirements

3.4 Confirm that the sound balance and characteristics of sound are artistically and technically appropriate

3.5 Identify and remedy problems promptly as required to minimise disruption to the production process

3.6 Ensure that the level of the composite signal is within technical limits and the desired dynamic range

3.7 Work sensitively and constructively with relevant personnel to achieve best production outcomes

3.8 Apply critical listening throughout production to ensure that sound quality meets production requirements

3.9 Complete all work to meet production requirements and ensure that the work environment is cleaned and ready for the next user

4. Evaluate completed audio master

4.1 In consultation with relevant personnel identify aspects of the process of creating the final sound balance that worked well and those that could be improved

4.2 Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement

4.3 Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required

4.4 Document evaluation of operations in line with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU504A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS60209 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media