Work professionally in the creative arts industry

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 CUAIND601A, 'Work professionally in the creative arts industry'.
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. Implement strategies to find work

1.1. Use a range of sources to gather information on work opportunities in area of interest

1.2. Think laterally about how own skills and knowledge could be applied in a work context

1.3. Refine curriculum vitae (CV) and supporting material and circulate as required

1.4. Use online opportunities to promote self and availability for work

1.5. Identify and take action to address barriers to obtaining work

2. Respond to work opportunities

2.1. Respond appropriately to advertised positions and other leads as they arise

2.2. Prepare for interviews and auditions as required

2.3. Display a professional attitude and confidence in dealings with prospective employers

2.4. Undertake follow-up required after interviews or auditions

3. Show initiative in the work environment

3.1. Quickly become familiar with the day-to-day operations of and key personnel in the workplace

3.2. Clarify aspects of own role and responsibilities with relevant personnel

3.3. Demonstrate a professional work ethic

3.4. Apply a knowledge of relevant performance and cultural theories, principles and practices to workplace activities

3.5. Participate in workplace discussions and meetings in a positive and constructive way

3.6. Demonstrate a capacity to work independently and achieve goals with minimal or no supervision

3.7. Seek feedback on own performance from relevant personnel and incorporate into work activities as required

3.8. Use peer and management feedback, as well as self-evaluation, to identify skill gaps and set ongoing professional development goals

4. Establish and maintain industry networks

4.1. Participate in relevant networks to assist with finding ongoing work

4.2. Identify and follow appropriate strategies to enhance own professional reputation

4.3. Maximise reputation by circulating current and succinct information about own experience

4.4. Establish communication channels to exchange information and ideas with colleagues and industry contacts

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUAIND601A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA60111 - Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)