CUF50607 - Diploma of Scenery and Set Construction
Diploma of Scenery and Set Construction
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies in the context of constructing sets, props or scenery for productions, events or exhibitions in the film, television, and entertainment industries. They plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and are often responsible for the output of team members under their supervision.
Total number of units = 20
6 core units
14 elective units
11 elective units must be selected from the list below.
The remaining 3 elective units may be selected from the elective units listed any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.
No more than 5elective units previously achieved can be counted towards the qualification.
Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
CUFIND301B Work effectively in the screen and media industries
CUEIND01C Source and apply entertainment industry knowledge
CUESCE04C Use research, innovation and experimentation to produce scenic art
CUESET11B Develop set construction plans to meet design requirements
CUESET07C Use research, innovation and experimentation to create sets.
Pathways into the qualification
Candidates may enter the qualification with limited 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.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by a workshop manager 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:
interpreting and completing workplace documentation
interpreting design briefs, scripts and design and technical specifications
negotiating solutions to problems that arise in the workplace
presenting options for discussion with colleagues and/or clients and responding to feedback
compiling both written and verbal reports in relation to production requirements
negotiating with a wide range of production personnel and external suppliers and service providers
negotiating terms and agreements
presenting ideas and generating critical discussion among colleagues
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
taking action to ensure a safe work environment
assessing and responding to challenges and risks around innovation at an operational and management level
working out arrangements for the transport of fragile objects
calculating space requirements
rescheduling work to take account of emergency situations
Initiative and enterprise
contributing ideas for and participating in quality improvement activities
developing a range of feasible set, scenic art and props construction options that take account of budgetary and other constraints
developing ideas and concepts for inclusion in design briefs
making innovation a part of leadership and management activities
Planning and organising
critically analysing reference material to inform the development of construction plans for props, scenic art and sets
establishing and managing production requirements, resources and transport arrangements
identifying and managing risk factors
estimating project costs and managing budgets
implementing wide-ranging practical processes and procedures that support innovation
overseeing all aspects of pre-production and production in specific areas of responsibility
working to deadlines
providing appropriate and timely documentation
managing work calmly and effectively to achieve goals and results
identifying and participating in professional development activities
improving performance/products through experimentation
promoting a culture of ongoing learning and development in the workplace
using the internet for research
using common features of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications
using a range of hand and power tools
assessing options for the use of different technologies