Course Title: Contribute to the organisation of productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: PERF5080C

Course Title: Contribute to the organisation of productions

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

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

Successful live productions depend heavily on effective planning. In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge to assist with planning, organizing and rehearsing the kinds of productions typically associated with the live production and event industry.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPM401 Contribute to the organisation of productions


1. Contribute to the planning of productions

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm with relevant personnel own creative planning and other roles and responsibilities related to productions

1.2 Follow performance-planning instructions and preparations as advised by relevant personnel

1.3 Complete responsibilities within required timeframes


2 Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Coordinate performers effectively according to requirements

2.2 Give clear, audible and correctly sequenced instructions to performers

2.3 Work effectively with members of production teams, following health and safety procedures at all times


3. Assist with productions

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Make sure that performers know when to arrive at venues to meet performance requirements

3.2 Carry out own roles and responsibilities in line with advice from stage manager and other relevant personnel

3.3 Carry out post-production or bump-out responsibilities according to instructions from relevant personnel

3.4 Use feedback from relevant personnel to identify areas of own organisational practice that could be improved

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.

Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to: work with others to plan, organize and produce a series of live-switched television productions. the skills which you will obtain from this course can be applied across a range of activities in the live production industry.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:  

Class delivery (face to face lectures)

Live Venue / Studio WIL work
 project work and assessment

Group Discussions


Teaching Schedule
















Introduction to classes and Assessments



Terminology and knowledge (Conventions)



Structures and planning for bakehouse




Assessment #1




Assessment #1




Assessment #1



Post production meeting and feedback from Bakehouse/ Fused events

Assessment #2 Post production meetings


Post production meeting and feedback from Bakehouse/ Fused events

Assessment #2 Post production meetings


Company-Structures and planning -  other



Current Projects and context



Guest anecdotal session- Rosie Westbrook



Knowledge test

Assessment #3 assessment of knowledge


Final Review




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





You will be involved in an event production at a commercial Melbourne venue for a number of events through semester 2, which involves the lighting and production of a television style music production featuring established Australian artists and hosts..


Date Due / Completed: Weeks 7, 8 and / or 9 of semester according to allocation roster





You will be conducting a post production meeting, presenting reflective production reports on the event production used in Assessment #1. This will be completed in small groups.


Date Due / Completed: Weeks 10 and 11





You will complete a short knowledge test around terminology and industry conventions appropriate to the unit.


Date Due / Completed: Weeks 15



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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