Manage live productions

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 CUAPPM501A, 'Manage live productions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage live productions' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and organise technical details of productions

1.1. Form a production team

1.2. Choose and evaluate venue in light of safety, technical and creative requirements using established criteria

1.3. Initiate production meetings

1.4. Oversee and contribute to the development, documentation and distribution of technical plans or schedules

1.5. Allocate technical roles and responsibilities of teachers and other relevant personnel as required

1.6. Advise relevant personnel of technical and safety issues

1.7. Provide assistance and guidance to complete technical tasks in a timely manner

2. Plan and organise creative aspects of dance production

2.1. Form a creative team

2.2. Initiate creative planning meetings

2.3. Assess venue in light of planned creative aspects of the production

2.4. Oversee and contribute to the development, documentation and distribution of creative plans or schedules

2.5. Allocate creative roles and responsibilities of teachers and other relevant personnel as required

2.6. Provide assistance and guidance to complete creative tasks in a timely manner

3. Plan and organise technical and creative rehearsals

3.1. Ensure that sufficient rehearsal time is allocated to live productions to achieve production requirements

3.2. Prepare a bump-in schedule, role and task list

3.3. Mark out and prepare performance area according to production requirements

3.4. Allocate change rooms or areas in appropriate locations with sensitivity to cultural differences and special needs

3.5. Establish and communicate in-venue safety procedures to relevant personnel according to OHS requirements

3.6. Advise relevant personnel of technical and artistic safety issues that may affect the production

3.7. Oversee creative or technical rehearsals and ensure they are conducted efficiently and to schedule

3.8. Update and disseminate production documentation on last-minute changes arising from technical or creative rehearsals to relevant personnel as required

4. Manage and monitor pre-production activities

4.1. Evaluate progress of technical and creative tasks at appropriate times according to production schedules

4.2. Assess progress of pre-production activities against time lines and budget and make modifications as required

4.3. Consult with relevant personnel to determine need for additional resources and take action to ensure pre and post-production requirements are met

4.4. Monitor the set-up of video and sound equipment if live performance is to be recorded

4.5. Maintain and promote positive working relationships and regular communication throughout pre and post-production activities

5. Manage, monitor and maintain operations during performances

5.1. Ensure backstage announcements and call cues are relayed clearly so performers and relevant personnel are in appropriate locations to meet performance requirements

5.2. Ensure audience announcements are clear and accurate

5.3. Manage and monitor duty of care of students or younger performers and OHS requirements in a performance environment

5.4. Monitor technical aspects of performance and offer creative solutions to unforeseen problems as required

5.5. Ensure scene, prop and costume changes are undertaken safely and on time to meet performance requirements

6. Manage post-production or bump-out activities

6.1. Establish a timeframe and task schedule for post-production or bump-out activities

6.2. Allocate and communicate tasks to relevant personnel in a timely manner

6.3. Manage post-production procedures and contribute as required

6.4. Discuss and review productions with relevant personnel and identify and suggest improvements to future productions

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUAPPM501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA50211 - Diploma of Musical Theatre
  • CUA40311 - Certificate IV in Community Culture
  • CUA50311 - Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management