Course Title: Lead team effectiveness

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: GEDU6111C

Course Title: Lead team effectiveness

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 - Rebekha Naim
Ph 9925 4849

Nominal Hours: 50

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 the Live Production industry, much of the work is carried out in teams. In this course you will be required to work effectively in production teams, provide leadership and bridge the gap between crew members and managers. It involves working with your team to plan for outcomes, then work cohesively to get the work done and communicate this to management.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness


1. Plan to achieve team outcomes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Lead the team to identify, establish and document team purpose, roles, responsibilities, goals, plans and objectives in consultation with team members

1.2 Engage team members to incorporate innovation and productivity measures in work plans

1.3 Lead and support team members in meeting expected outcomes


2. Lead team to develop cohesion

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Provide opportunities for input of team members into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team

2.2 Encourage and support team members to take responsibility for own work and to assist each other in undertaking required roles and responsibilities

2.3 Provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward individual and team efforts and contributions

2.4 Recognise and address issues, concerns and problems identified by team members or refer to relevant persons as required

2.5 Model expected behaviours and approaches


3. Participate in and facilitate work team

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Actively encourage team members to participate in and take responsibility for team activities and communication processes

3.2 Give the team support to identify and resolve problems which impede its performance

3.3 Ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation's image within the work team, the organisation and with clients/customers


4. Liaise with management

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Maintain open communication with line manager/management at all times

4.2 Communicate information from line manager/management to the team

4.3 Communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by the team/team members to line manager/management and ensure follow-up action is taken

4.4 Communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems related to the team/team members raised by line managers/management to the team and ensure follow-up to action is taken

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:

  • plan and work in small production lighting teams in class 
  • occasionally lead these teams 
  • work in a small production lighting team along side other specialists in a professional or semi-professional setting

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include;

  • Knowledge sharing and class discussion
  • Teacher led practical demonstrations
  • Practical equipment installation, testing and operation of lighting equipment in teams
  • Peer learning
  • Workshopping of student projects
  • Industry visits to venues and/or lighting companies
  • Guest speakers from the production lighting industry
  • Peer and teacher feedback

Teaching Schedule

This course is taught in combination with another unit (clustered) CUALGT303 Install and test lighting equipment EEET7375C

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.

Class #Topics/Themes/AssessmentUnit & Elements
1A (Sem 1 wk 1)Who has done Production Lighting? What is involved (what the course will and won't cover). Typical organisational structures of various lighting crews. Importance of teamwork and safety. Watch inspirational video's. Review of Blackboard resources, assessments & course guide. Name game!Install 1-7, Team 1-4
1B (Sem 1 wk 2)Myers Briggs session (on individual strengths and weaknesses and working in teams).Team 1 & 3
1C (Sem 1 wk 3)Basic Physics of light. Power loading and different types of power outlets. Typical lighting systems & DMX. Watch You Tube on DMX.Install 1-2
2 (Sem 1 wk 4-5)What is this? Demonstration that covers industry terminology, equipment recognition, lantern types, their beams, basic use, care and maintenance. Go over analog console operation and use. Also safety considerations. Game of Twister!Install 1-2, Team 3
3 (Sem 1 wk 6-7)Lighting angles' prac in groups of 3-4. Colour session - all students to produce a given colour with the LED fixtures on analog desk. Lantern rigging, families and their beam types. Colour theory and basic lighting design theory.Install 1-7, Team 1-3
4 (Sem 1 wk 8-9)Common positions in the rig, lighting design theory. Common lighting systems, DMX theory, addressing and soft patching. Lighting documentation and procedures. Martin console layout and use. Tent pole game! Lighting test revision & Assessment 1 - Knowledge test in Blackboard (to be completed at home).Install 1-2, Team 3
5 (Sem 1 wk 10-11)Set-up and pack down a small lighting system in teams.Install 1-7, Team 1-4
Mid semester break
6 (Sem 1 wk 12-13)Set-up and pack down a small lighting system in teams. Prep for Assessment 2.Install 1-7, Team 1-4
7 (Sem 1 wk 14-15)Assessment 2 - Production Lighting Prac in Teams.Install 1-7, Team 1-4
8 (Sem 1 wk 16)Review of Install & Team units. Assessment 3 - Reflection on the Lighting Prac in Teams.Install 1-7, Team 1-4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available online in Blackboard via the Learning Hub in My RMIT (

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed in combination with another unit (clustered) CUALGT303 Install and test lighting equipment EEET7375C 

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for the graded Assessment Task (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).

Assessment 1: Knowledge test online in Blackboard (to be completed at home in class 4)

Assessment 2: Production lighting prac in teams (to be completed in class 7)

Assessment 3: Reflection on Assessment 2 (to be completed in class 8)

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
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

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.


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