Course Title: Collaborate in a creative process

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

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 small productions. Please note that it forms part of a cluster called Stage Management with the unit CUAPPM401 Contribute to the Organisation of Productions PERF5080C.

Teaching Schedule

Please note that this unit is taught and assessed alongside 'CUAPPM401 Contribute to the Organisation of Productions PERF5080C'.

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

VE Week #









Stage Positions and Terminology






Production Roles and Sub-industries






Lighting Theory - Angles and Colour






Cue lists and Documentation - LX

Documentation and Reporting






LX Workshop - Catch up and review

Calling Cues and using Comms






Calling Cues and Comms 

Assist in Productions






LX - Power / Distribution / Rigging

Power + Logistics-Delivery on events







Collaboration + ethics + teams 






Effects equipment + hire companies Design Principals and Setting the stage






Design Principals and LX accessories






Cue Lab






Cue Lab






Prep for Assessments 2 











Final Wrap and considerations






Unit Review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters.

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessments in this course are ungraded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. Refer to Canvas for the Marking Guide. You will receive feedback on all assessments once completed. 

ASSESSMENT 1 - Will be a project-based task; largely completed in your own time. It will include evidence of 

a) A Stage Manager's Show Report 
b) A Production Schedule
c) A Prompt Copy for a theatre production 
d) A Collection of 1 - 3 photographs of the work in progress; a short paragraph describing two different productions; and an outline of the participant (student)'s role in at least 
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. 
Due Date: September 2019

ASSESSMENT 2 - Will be a knowledge assessment task - comprising of approximately 10 x short Q + A. This will be conducted in the classroom. This task will also provide evidence of your ability to engage in a collaborative process.
Due: October 2019

For further information on the assessment, grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course Canvas site.

This unit is ungraded;

CA - Competency Achieved 
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

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.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

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