Manage production of sound designs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 CUSSOU601A, 'Manage production of sound designs'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Clarify sound design brief

1. Participate in preliminary concept meetings with relevant personnel to discuss sound-design specifications for productions

2. Read and interpret sound-design specifications to determine and confirm production requirements

3. Identify and confirm personnel required for the production

4. Take account of financial and time constraints when planning production of sound designs

5. Document all operational requirements needed for the production of sound designs

Plan the production of sound designs

6. Secure the personnel, facilities and equipment needed in a timely fashion

7. Ensure that copyright requirements are met

8. Contract and brief personnel as required

9. Ensure that arrangements are in place for ongoing communication with sound designers and other relevant personnel so that artistic vision of sound designs can be achieved and resources are available when required

10. Anticipate issues that may arise during the production of sound designs and plan accordingly

Direct the production of sound designs

11. Source and obtain all sound components necessary to fulfil creative and technical requirements of production briefs

12. Comply with relevant OHS legislation and guidelines throughout all stages of productions

13. Direct the final mix, including recording, mixing and/or editing sound components to achieve the desired sonic finish/style and spatial placement

14. Obtain feedback from relevant personnel about the sound design and negotiate changes as required

15. Deal effectively and promptly with conflicts that arise and work towards solutions that cause least disruption to production schedules

16. Ensure that final mixdown is locked off and transferred to a suitable medium in line with production requirements

17. Ensure that backup copies are provided for relevant personnel in the required format

18. Maintain documentation as required through all stages of sound-design implementation

Finalise production of sound designs

19. Discuss and obtain agreement from relevant personnel about evaluation techniques

20. Focus evaluations on the design-production management process and document results

21. Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement

22. Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required

23. Document evaluation of operations in line with enterprise procedures

24. Communicate results to relevant personnel and use results to improve future practice

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU601A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS60209 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUE60203 - Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media