Course Title: Collaborate in a creative process

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: GEDU6110C

Course Title: Collaborate in a creative process

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4371 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Deborah Hatton


Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In an industry where creative team effort is highly valued, being able to collaborate is very important. This course is gives you the skills and knowledge required to collaborate successfully in a creative process. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process


1 Enter into a collaborative creative process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Adopt a personal philosophy of trustworthy and ethical behaviour

1.2 Maximise the possibilities of sustaining creative partnerships through trustworthy and ethical behaviour

1.3 Use professional discretion and judgement in dealing with others

1.4 Acknowledge and respect the different ways that different people may contribute to the creative process

1.5 Acknowledge and work within the legal framework that applies to creative content as part of individual commitment to an ethical approach

1.6 Respect collaborative efforts by relinquishing individual ownership of ideas


2 Engage in a collaborative creative process

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Maintain a belief in personal ideas, combined with a willingness to move on as ideas are discarded and others evolve

2.2 Be prepared to let go of own vanity and ego to allow new ideas to emerge

2.3 Use language and adopt a demeanour that demonstrates respect and trust for others

2.4 Listen to, value, respect and trust the contributions of others as material to work with rather than positions to argue against

2.5 Challenge, test and share ideas in a supportive way as part of the creative process

2.6 Move on from initial positions and preconceptions to accept and embrace new and unpredictable ideas as they emerge during the creative process

2.7 Play a role that encourages the movement and shift of ideas within the group towards a well‑conceived solution


3 Reflect on own role in the collaborative creative process

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Reflect on own level of participation, relationships with others and personal behaviour in the collaborative process

3.2 Identify ways to do better next time and follow up on any issues that need to be resolved

3.3 Identify and seek opportunities to refine and expand own skills and knowledge, including learning from failing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will:

  • apply communication and creative-thinking skills in a way that makes a positive contribution to lighting designs and lighting systems in a varity of productions and crews
  • work collaboratively with a range of people in a professional way
  • reflect on your creative collaboration work
  • understand what how Copywrite and Patent laws relate to your work in event production

Details of Learning Activities

These classes cover a range of learning experiences, from theory and class discussion, to practical work in groups on Operating Lighting Consoles.

Teaching Schedule

Please note that this unit is taught and assessed alongside two other units; 'CUAPPM401 Contribute to the Organisation of Productions PERF5080C' and 'CUALGT403 Set Up and Operate Lighting Cues and Effects EEET7374C'.

VE Week # DELIVERY DATE ASS # LESSON TITLE Set up and Operate Lighting cues + fx Collaborate in a creative process  Contribute to the Organisation of prod.
        CUALGT403 BSBCRT402 CUAPPM401
3.1 Wk & Mondays) 16/07/18   Welcome.  Intros. Projects.  Course intro and cabling Class discussion and intros  Expectations around Assessments
3.2 Wk & (Tuesdays) 17/07/18   Stage Positions and Terminology      Stage Positions and Terminology -KC
4.1 23/07/18   Setting up Lighting Systems - DMX E1. Connect and format control system.. E1. Enter into a creative process   
4.2 24/07/18   Production Roles and Sub-industries Include role of Lighting Operator  Roles and responsibilities Focus on Stage Manager + Production M
5.1 30/07/18   Programming Parameters  E1-4 E1.  
5.2 31/07/18   Lighting Theory - Angles and Colour Foundation Knowledge (incidental)  
6.1 6/08/18   Cuelists and Documentation - LX E1-4 E1.  
6.2 7/08/18   Documentation and Reporting Reiteration of yesterday's prac - LX   E1.Contribute to the planning of prods
7.1 13/08/18   LX Workshop - Catch up and review Catch up workshop and review E.1-3  
7.2 14/08/18   Calling Cues and using Comms (incidental) E.1+2. E.2+3
8.1 20/08/18   Calling Cues and Comms #2 E.1-4 E.1+2. E.1-3
8.2 21/08/18   Assist in Productions (incidental) E.1-3 E.1-3
9.1 27/08/18   LX - Power / Distribution / Rigging E.1+4 E.1-3 E.1-3
9.2 28/08/18   Power + Logistics-Delivery on events (incidental) (incidental) E.1-3
10.1 3/09/18   Collaboration + ethics + teams - TBC (incidental)  E.1-3 Dealing with Performers' Anxiety - KC
11.1 10/09/18   Effects equipment + hire companies Emerging technologies + industry Lecture and discussion E.1.
11.2 11/09/18   Design Principals and Setting the stage KC   KC
N/A     TERM BREAK      
N/A     TERM BREAK      
12.1 1/10/18   Design Principals and LX accessories KC - in practical workshop E1-3 KC
12.2 2/10/18 1 ALTERNATIVE FOR ASS 1       
13.1 8/10/18   Prep for Assessments 2 and 3  LX workshop - different control systems E1-3 All
14.1 15/10/18 3 PRACTICAL ASSESSEMENT TASK E 1-4 E. 1-4  
14.2 16/10/18 2 ALTERNATIVE FOR ASS 2 KC KC KC
15 22/10/18 3 ALTERNATIVE FOR ASS 3 E. 1-4 E.1-4  
N.B.  If the contingencies are not required time-wise; the trainer will seek other guest speakers in those times.
Other minor adjustments in the order / dates of delivery, may occur without notice. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

ASSESSMENT 1 - Will be a project-based task; largely completed in the students' own time.   It will include evidence of students contributing to the organisation of productions, by producing at least ONE of;
a) A Stage Manager's Show Report  b) A Production Schedule  c) A Prompt Copy for a theatre production d) A Collection of a Cue sheet + Patch Sheet as a lighting operator.
Plus: 1 - 3 photographs of the work in progress.
Plus: A short paragraph describing two different productions; and an outline of the participant (student)'s role in at least one of those two.    
Plus; Participation in a review session, such as a post-production-meeting / debrief.
These shall include evidence of an understanding of industry terminology; convention and company-structure in production, on events. 
There will be a minumum of two opportunities offered by the Trainer and RMIT.  One on campus and one off.  The student / participant may source their own opportunity.
Due Date:   September 4th 2018
ASSESSEMENT 2 - Will be a knowledge assessment task - comprising of approximately 10 x short Q + A.   This will provide evidence of the knowledge criteria of Stage Management and Lighting.
Conducted in Classroom.
Due Date: 9th of October 2018
ASSESSMENT 3 - Will be a Practical Assessement task and will take the form of an observation checklist.  Conducted in RMIT's Radio Theatre (Bldg 9) - With industry standard lighting console.
This task will provide evidence of the students' ability to set-up and record / store lighting cues as directed by a lighting designer / director.  This task may have to be split into two groups.
This task will also provide evidence of the students' ability to engage in a collaborative process
Due Date:  22nd of October 2018 

Assessment Matrix

ASSESSMENT NUMBER  TASK STYLE  Set up and Operate Lighting cues + fx Collaborate in a creative process  Contribute to the Organisation of prod.
ASSESSMENT TOOL #1 Project / Folio / Report   Element 1 - PC all Element 1 - PC all
      Element 2 - PC all Element 2 - PC all
      Element 3 - PC all  Element 3 - PC all 
    Knowledge evidence Knowledge evidence  Knowledge evidence 
ASSESSMENT TOOL #2 Knowledge task      
  13 short answer Q + A      
    Knowledge evidence Knowledge evidence  Knowledge evidence 
ASSESSMENT TOOL #3 Practical  Element 1 - PC all Element 1 - PC all  
  (simulated workplace) Element 2 - PC all Element 2 - PC all  
  Obs checklist  Element 3 - PC all  Element 3 - PC all   
    Element 4 - PC all     

Other Information

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • make a positive contribution to a collaborative creative process that generates, expands and develops ideas into a well‑conceived solution
  • reflect on and evaluate own role in the collaborative process
  • identify and act on ways to enhance own ability to contribute effectively to a collaborative creative process.


Note: if a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.


Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • outline the legal framework that applies to the creative process
  • describe the concepts of trust and ethical behaviour in the context of creative endeavour
  • identify different roles people may play in a collaborative creative process and how these roles contribute to the overall effort
  • describe how the potential for creativity can be maximised within a team
  • explain barriers to creativity in a group environment.


Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the creativity and innovation – critical thinking field of work and include access to a team of people in a collaborative creative process.

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