This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.
Total number of units = 14
3 core units
7 Group A units
4 elective units
2 elective units must be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed below.
The remaining 2 elective units may be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed below or any unit of competency from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
If not listed below, 1 of these units may be selected from a Diploma level qualification.
No more than 3 Group A or Group B units previously achieved as part of another qualification may be counted towards the qualification. Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and be at an appropriate qualification level.
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures
CUETEM03C Establish and manage production requirements and resources
The context for this qualification varies, and this must guide the selection of elective units. The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but they are in no way prescriptive:
CUE30203 Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations), or
with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or 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 Services 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.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the music industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options. This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
using supportive and consultative processes effectively
negotiating with clients or employers to achieve mutually acceptable outcomes
clarifying needs and articulating business ideas to a range of family/community members
researching, analysing, interpreting and reporting information
reading, interpreting and clarifying written or verbal instructions
drawing block diagrams of equipment and system setups
clearly explaining/offering options about sound systems for a range of productions
working effectively in a team environment
sharing industry information with colleagues and peers
forging effective relationships with internal and/or external people, and developing and maintaining these networks
supervising the implementation of sound plans
calculating duration and capacity of recording media at various speeds and sample rates
identifying and interpreting synchronisation time codes
promptly and effectively rectifying sound defects, system failures and mechanical breakdowns
calculating duration and capacity of media at various speeds and sample rates
factoring in a range of costs when establishing fee structures
Initiative and enterprise
planning for contingencies
responding effectively to equipment or system malfunction and other unexpected events during productions
being proactive in identifying and following through on work opportunities
developing a strategic approach to maximising return from freelance activity
balancing work and personal commitments
Planning and organising
prioritising work tasks and establishing deadlines
locating and using relevant sources of information in the context of preparing sound plans
planning work to maximise cash flow
establishing and maintaining personal financial and work record-keeping systems
planning integration of new technologies into own professional work practices
identifying own obligations
completing work according to contract terms and conditions
making decisions within level of own responsibility
seeking expert assistance when problems arise
monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
seeking feedback and integrating constructive advice into own work performance
using coaching and mentoring skills to provide support to colleagues
keeping abreast of industry developments relevant to own area of work
participating in professional development activities
setting up and disassembling audio equipment for playback, mixing and recording in line with manufacturer manuals and OHS specifications
working with a variety of sound-recording equipment
identifying and rectifying equipment faults
using the internet as a source of information
using standard word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
using information management skills to store and retrieve relevant documents