Plan a career 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 CUSIND302A, 'Plan a career 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. Build industry networks

1.1 Attend creative arts industry productions and events and identify the commercial value of relevant industry products and services

1.2 Talk with people in the industry to develop an awareness of typical formal and informal pathways into different job roles

1.3 Use a range of sources to establish potential contacts and to keep up to date with industry trends and career possibilities

1.4 Explore and participate in work and work experience opportunities as a way of advancing career possibilities

2. Develop a career plan

2.1 Seek advice from people working in areas of interest regarding career potential and any specific preparation required

2.2 Evaluate and align own skills and interests to preferred career pathways within the creative arts industry

2.3 Clarify additional skills required for preferred career pathways and confirm with relevant personnel

2.4 Identify and use learning opportunities to maximise career opportunities for occupations within the creative arts industry

2.5 Align own career aspirations/potential with realistic career goals and discuss with relevant personnel

2.6 Document and store a career plan and discuss with relevant personnel

3. Develop a skills portfolio

3.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, plan a portfolio of evidence to meet a range of purposes

3.2 Identify appropriate presentation methodologies for a portfolio and confirm with relevant personnel

3.3 Develop a résumé or résumés that promote own ability to meet specific job requirements

3.4 Maintain portfolio in a format appropriate to creative arts industry work contexts

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSIND302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • CUS30309 - Certificate III in Music Business
  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUS40109 - Certificate IV in Music
  • CUA30311 - Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching
  • CUA40111 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA30211 - Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events
  • CUA30111 - Certificate III in Dance
  • CUV40211 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
  • CUV30411 - Certificate III in Arts Administration
  • CUV30111 - Certificate III in Visual Arts
  • CUV40111 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts
  • CUV30311 - Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
  • CUV30211 - Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
  • CUV40411 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
  • CUA30413 - Certificate III in Live Production and Services
  • CUA40413 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services