This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the film, television, radio and digital media industries.
Animation/visual effects designer
Total number of units = 15
5 core units
10 elective units
8 electiveunits must be selected from the Group A and/or Group B and/or Group C units listed below.
The remaining 2elective units may be selected from the elective units listed any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same level. If not listed below, 1 of these units may be selected from an Advanced Diploma level qualification.
No more than 2electiveunits each may be selected from either the Group B or Group C units.
No more than 4elective units previously achieved can be counted towards the qualification.
Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
CUFCAM501A Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
CUFCAM401A Shoot a wide range of television content
CUFCAM402A Shoot television content in a multi-camera environment.
Pathways into the qualification
Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower-level qualification.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work
The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels.
National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work
Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007).
Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction and Plumbing Integrated Framework Training Package fulfils this requirement.
Information on occupational licensing and its intersection with vocational education and training can be found in Licensing Line News at www.licensinglinenews.com.
Code and title
Pre-requisite units required
CUFANM401A Prepare 3D digital models for production
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by production managers based on the units listed above. Using this employability skills summary as an example, trainers and assessors can work out how employability skills would apply to other job roles relevant to the qualification to include important industry application of employability skills in learning and assessment strategies.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
writing presentation information in a range of styles for different target audiences
communicating central ideas of a message in an informative and engaging manner
using verbal and non-verbal techniques during a presentation to sustain participant engagement
developing and participating in industry or community networks
delivering clear briefings to cast and crew during rehearsals
completing workplace documentation
compiling both written and verbal reports in relation to production equipment and requirements
negotiating with a wide range of production personnel and external suppliers and service providers
demonstrating leadership qualities in the context of managing a production team
recruiting and selecting personnel for production teams
interacting effectively with people with diverse interests and needs
fostering a cooperative team environment
troubleshooting and solving problems as they arise during all phases of the production process
resolving conflicts that typically arise during rehearsals with various stakeholders
taking action to ensure a safe work environment
Initiative and enterprise
working with the possibilities and limitations of staging and technical elements
identifying and accommodating factors that may have an adverse impact on production schedules
interpreting and acting on script changes
managing a range of tasks concurrently
Planning and organising
researching and finding appropriate rehearsal facilities
preparing production schedules that take all resource factors into account
establishing and managing production requirements and resources
identifying and managing risk factors
working to deadlines
managing work calmly and effectively to achieve goals and results
providing appropriate and timely documentation
managing and marketing oneself as a freelancer
managing own finances
keeping up to date with industry developments and trends
seeking expert advice as required
using scheduling software
overseeing the installation of production equipment and facilities
using routine word processing and database applications in the context of completing workplace documentation