Course Title: Compile production schedules

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: VART6489C

Course Title: Compile production schedules

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5349 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Deb Hatton


Phone: 9925 0848

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile production schedules during the pre-production planning phase in the screen, media and entertainment industry sectors.

It applies to individuals who work collaboratively in a production team as senior production personnel. Depending on the size of the production, this person may also be responsible for developing the resource schedule on which the production schedule is based.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules


1. Confirm resources required

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse resource schedule to identify internal and external resources required for each stage in the production process

1.2 Consult with all departments involved in the production to clarify and confirm their requirements

1.3 Confirm accuracy and feasibility of resource schedule against overall production requirements

1.4 Identify non-resource issues that may affect production schedule, and collate and compile relevant information


2. Compile production schedules

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Allocate resources and create schedule that will deliver production on time and within budget

2.2 Identify and accommodate issues that could affect the timing and sequence of tasks within schedule, and resolve within scope of own role

2.3 Check allocated time enables efficient and safe use of resources

2.4 Identify factors that may cause production delays and develop contingency plans to accommodate them


3. Finalise production schedules

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Confirm the schedule is accurate, comprehensive and presented clearly

3.2 Distribute schedule promptly to relevant personnel and allow adequate opportunities for them to ask questions and seek clarification

3.3 Resolve difficulties in the interpretation or implementation of schedule as required

3.4 Revise schedule as required, and communicate changes promptly to relevant internal and external personnel

3.5 Develop and maintain an appropriate, clear and easily accessible recording system for all information relating to production schedule

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency to compile production schedules during the pre-production planning phase of festivals or other live production events. 

Details of Learning Activities

  • seminars/presentations/workshops
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • practical demonstrations in studio
  • group projects
  • peer learning
  • guest lecture/presentation
  • group discussion
  • research
  • independent project-based work
  • peer/lecturer feedback
  • simulated workplace activities.

Teaching Schedule

Note: While all course content in this schedule will be covered, the weekly order may change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

1 INTRODUCTION + Behavioural Policy  
2 Submit / Complete BP and Team plans  
3 Define Bump In / Out tasks + draft Sched Draft 1 of Production Sched + brainstorm 
    potential disruption issues to Prod Sched
4 Tech Inventory and Work Briefs  
5 Finish Crewing and Prep for Assessment  
WEEK 6 COMEDY FESTIVAL CASE-STUDY All Weds 18th March Substitute
7 - 14 Prac Assessment Task  
15 Create + Submit a Production Schedule  PE and KE all
16 GUEST LECTURER - SEM 2 BRIEF Mr Howard Freeman 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:
The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a range of practical and theory components. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.

This is a Vocational Education and Training qualification and is assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard required in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Draft a Crew Schedule and Define Disruption Issues. Due week 3.

With peers, you will draft a crewing schedule and identify any potential disruption issues. Please note: as a group, you will be defining crewing the requirements for a production project and drafting the equipment list for each bump in and bump out task.

Assessment Task 2 - Create a Production Schedule. Due week 15.

Create and submit your own production schedule, based on an industry production. You will have access to at least one resource schedule and access to a production budget. You are also required to write a short reflection and overview of your production schedule, as well as articulate any stakeholders that you collaborate with. 

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


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.


Information about your studies:

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.



Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):

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.  

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


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