Course Title: Develop and implement production work plans

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: PERF5096C

Course Title: Develop and implement production work plans

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5350 - Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact: Stephen Skok

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers: Dr. Roz Williams
Tel:  +613 9925 4974

Angela How


Nominal Hours: 68

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse production information to identify technical and creative elements that need to be addressed in work plans for productions in the screen and media industries.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUASMT403 Develop and implement production work plans


1.Analyse production information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain production information from relevant colleagues

1.2 Analyse production information to determine overall creative and technical parameters for productions

1.3 Discuss own analysis with colleagues to confirm preliminary interpretation is consistent with overall creative vision

1.4 Undertake research to assist with providing context for productions as required

1.5 Extend creative and technical ideas that could contribute to the realisation of creative vision


2. Document production requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Produce a detailed breakdown of creative, production and technical requirements applicable to own area of responsibility

2.2 Identify requirements that need collaboration with colleagues

2.3 In consultation with colleagues, develop concepts and strategies that address joint issues and provide creative input into productions


3. Implement work plans

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Incorporate information gained from analysis and consultation into relevant documentation and planning processes

3.2 Integrate key information into work plans within agreed timeframes

3.3 Identify factors that could affect the achievement of work objectives and establish contingencies and incorporate them into work plans

3.4 Implement work plans and monitor progress to ensure work achieves objectives, meets deadlines and remains consistent with overall creative vision


4. Review work plans

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Contribute to evaluations aimed at improving production services and adjust own work procedures accordingly

4.2 Negotiate and agree on modifications to work plans and amend accordingly

4.3 Agree to final designs and produce accurate and comprehensive documentation to support implementation in line with production schedules

4.4 Present final designs, plans and specifications within agreed timeframes and confirm that production requirements have been met

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed skills and knowledge required to analyse production information to identify technical and creative elements that need to be addressed in work plans for productions in the screen and media industries.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course, your learning activities will include face-to-face classes, class exercises to review discussions, group projects, peer learning, independent project based work, simulated workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

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 Content



Defining production management

Safety on set




Scouting for locations

Location evaluation

Legal requirements: permits/location agreements

Discuss requirements for Assessment 1



Discuss requirements for Assessment 1.

Preparation of documentary call sheets

Legal requirements:  participant release forms/agreements



In-class assessment:  presentations

ASSESSMENT 1 (ungraded):  in-class assessment - presentation about your interview


Drama case study – film screening & analysis/discussion



Drama production crew roles

Importance of production meetings

Breakdown of production process

Timing scripts



In-class assessment:  timing, breakdown sheets

ASSESSMENT 2 (ungraded):  in-class assessment – preliminary script/scheduling breakdown material


In-class assessment:  crossplots, shooting schedule

Revise documentary preproduction paperwork requirements for Assessment 3.

ASSESSMENT 2 continued (ungraded):  in-class assessment – preliminary script/scheduling breakdown material


Complete in-class assessment 2:  shooting schedule & budget


Drama call sheets

Completion & submission of ASSESSMENT 2.


ASSESSMENT 3: submit

Production – shoot interviews Interview preproduction paperwork due from week 9.


Production – shoot interviews




Production – shoot interviews




Production – shoot interviews




Production – shoot interviews




Review drama call sheets

In-class assessment – drama call sheets

ASSESSMENT 4 (graded) in-class:

Drama call sheets from Assessment 2 shooting schedule


Working with actors

Filming with firearms & knives/car chases/fight sequences etc.








Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Remember that the library has many resources that will help your students. Consider using the following standard text:

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical team based projects.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either ungraded or graded.  Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for graded assessment tasks.  To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

 You will receive feedback on all assessments.

 For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Assessment for this course is integrated with assessment for other courses in this program.  Full assignment briefs will be on the Blackboard site.



ASSESSMENT TASK 1 (ungraded):

An in-class presentation of between 5 – 10 minutes of your proposed interview.  You can use audio/visual aids to enhance your presentation.

The presentation needs to include


  • a brief synopsis of your topic
  • who your interviewee is (or the type of person you would like to interview if you don’t yet have someone booked or in mind)
  • any production issues you may have to resolve
  • and how you’ll resolve them.

Due date:  Week 4


ASSESSMENT TASK 2 (ungraded):

Preliminary drama pre-production documents

This is an in-class assignment done over weeks 7 to 9, using template forms provided by teacher:


  • timings and creating breakdown sheets from short drama script provided by teacher
  • crossplot and shooting schedule from breakdown sheets
  • budget from shooting schedule

Due date:  Week 9


ASSESSMENT 3 (graded):

Interview pre-production paperwork (integrated assessment with other courses in this program).  All documents must be typed – not hand-written:


  • short synopsis (100 words of interview topic)
  • location scout & evaluation form
  • budget
  • documentary call sheets
  • signed location permits/agreements
  • signed participant release forms

Due date:  From week 9



ASSESSMENT 4 (graded):

This is an in-class assessment: 

  • Drama call sheets from shooting schedule completed in assessment 2.

Due:  Week 14.


All assessments must be completed in order to prove competency and/or receive a grade.


Your assessment will be assessed using the following grades:


CHD                Competent with High Distinction

CDI                  Competent with Distinction

CC                   Competent with Credit

CAG                 Competency Achieved Grade

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. 

The assessment matrix for this course can be found on Blackboard or from your teacher.

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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