Manage production of sound recordings

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
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 CUSSOU602A, 'Manage production of sound recordings'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Clarify sound-recording brief

1.1 Participate in production meetings with relevant personnel to confirm the vision, sound concepts, production values and expected outcomes for recording projects

1.2 Confirm production requirements

1.3 Finalise and confirm repertoire, artists and operational details for recording projects in consultation with relevant personnel

2. Organise resources

2.1 Identify and confirm production staff requirements and recruit personnel needed for recording projects

2.2 Ensure artists are secured, confirmed and contracted as required

2.3 Identify and secure appropriate venues and resources for rehearsal and recording sessions

3.4 Ensure that contracts required for staff and venues are finalised

3. Prepare for production of sound recordings

3.1 Ensure that arrangements are in place for ongoing communication with relevant personnel so that artistic vision can be achieved and resources are available when required

3.2 Ensure that accurate rehearsal and recording session schedules are drawn up and distributed to relevant personnel

3.3 Ensure that a project schedule for production meetings is finalised and distributed to each technical team member

3.4 Anticipate issues that may arise during the production of sound recordings and plan accordingly

3.5 Ensure that the technical team is fully briefed on operations, production values and contingency plans

3.6 Comply with relevant OHS, copyright and other legal requirements

4. Manage recording sessions

4.1 Ensure that communication in sessions and production meetings is comprehensive and constructive and that documentation is completed correctly

4.2 Ensure that all production resources and requirements are in place for recording sessions and other associated activities

4.3 Communicate systematically with the producer/director to verify and maintain the required production quality

4.4 Communicate with and direct production staff constructively and consistently through prerecording, recording and post-production to achieve agreed production values

4.5 Comply with agreed quality, time and budget constraints at all stages of the production

5. Maintain effective communication with production staff and artists

5.1 Ensure that agendas for production meetings are planned and circulated to all relevant parties in advance and that discussion of concerns is encouraged to establish and achieve planned artistic outcomes

5.2 Ensure that individual perspectives are considered and conflicting requirements are recognised and constructively negotiated

5.3 In collaboration with relevant personnel, ensure that the quality of musical and technical preparation is maintained throughout the production and take action as required

6. Manage post-production

6.1 Ensure that all components of post-production mix meet agreed production values

6.2 Facilitate continuing input from artists and director/producer into the post-production process and take remedial action as required

6.3 Ensure that the physical components of post-production are delivered correctly and in the required formats

7. Evaluate production of sound recordings

7.1 Discuss and obtain agreement from relevant personnel about evaluation techniques

7.2 Focus evaluations on the way the process of managing sound recordings was handled and document results

7.3 Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement

7.4 Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required

7.5 Document evaluation of operations in line with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU602A 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