Course Title: Establish and manage production requirements and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: BUSM6152C

Course Title: Establish and manage production requirements and resources

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone (03) 9925 4849

Nominal Hours: 45

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

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and manage resources and other requirements for a particular production area. It builds on the skills found in the unit CUETEM01B Coordinate production operations and has links to other production management units, which relate to ’whole of production’ planning and management. A head technician, technical manager or workshop manager would generally undertake this role.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM03B Establish and manage production requirements and resources


1. Establish production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate initial production concepts and technical requirements in relation to feasibility, safety and any environmental impact
1.2 Provide timely, accurate and correct advice on the feasibility and safety of concepts and their implementation, including suggestions of workable alternatives as required
1.3 Accurately document details of safety and technical requirements in relation to the production concepts
1.4 Clarify production concepts and final requirements in consultation with the appropriate personnel as required


2. Complete plans for realisation of production requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and agree on options for realisation and execution in consultation with the appropriate personnel
2.2 Correctly interpret production documentation/models to adapt these to serve practical requirements of construction or installation
2.3 Accurately and appropriately document all decisions, agreements and other relevant information in accordance with organisational procedures
2.4 Develop an action plan for implementing constructionor installation incorporating all requirements in terms of labour, materials, equipment and facilities


3. Source and cost resources

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Source and cost resource requirements as required in accordance with organisation policy and procedures
3.2 Develop realistic expenditure estimates to meet the budget allocation
3.3 Identify potential budget overruns and resolve and/or recommend alternatives to appropriate personnel
3.4 Liaise with internal and/or external suppliers to acquire equipment and materials, using existing materials wherever possible
3.5 Follow appropriate financial procedures in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


4. Manage construction or installation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Organise and oversee work to ensure that construction or installation is completed within constraints of timeframes, budget and available technology
4.2 Allocate tasks in accordance with skill, preference, training requirements and multi-skilling considerations
4.3 Liaise with colleagues and attend appropriate run- throughs and/or production meetings to identify any alterations that need to be made to original design specifications
4.4 Monitor construction or installation to ensure that it meets design specifications, budgetary constraints and timelines

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to establish resources for a range of productions and manage realisation of typical AV productions.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include;

  1. Teacher directed group activities/projects
  2. Group discussion

Out-of-class activities include;

  1. 20 hours of Industry Work Placement
  2. Independent project based work
  3. Work Integrated Learning

Teaching Schedule

 Please note: The teaching schedule is subject to change

Week Class Content Elements Covered                           
 1 Focus: Course overview, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussions
 1.1 - 1.4
 2 Focus: Work placement
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstration
 1.1 - 1.4
 3 Focus: Resumes
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 1.1 - 1.4
 4 Focus: General task skills like gaffing, lead rolling, knots, packing a truck
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 2.1 - 2.4
 5 Focus: Warehouse and storage
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 2.1 - 2.4
 6 Focus: Stocktaking
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 2.1 - 2.4
 7 Focus: Peer assessment and review
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 3.1 - 3.4
 8 Focus: Underpinning knowledge and skills
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 3.1 - 3.4
 9 Focus: Case study preparation; problem solving exercises to assess your ability to generate solutions to a common range of challenges encountered
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 3.1 - 3.4
 10 Formative Assessment: Case Study  3.1 - 3.4
 11 Focus: Summative assessment preparation. Problem solving exercises to assess your ability to generate solutions to a common range of challenges in the Projection Systems assessment
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 3.1 - 3.4
 12 Summative Assessment: Projection System assessment (AV1A only)  4.1 - 4.4
 13 Focus: Work placement
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 4.1 - 4.4
 14 Focus: Follow-up & feedback session
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 4.1 - 4.4
 15 Focus: Follow-up & feedback session
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations
 4.1 - 4.4
 16  Summative Assessment: Projection System assessment (AV1B only)  4.1 - 4.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for this course.


You are advised to check the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;

  • a pen and notepaper
  • a laptop computer
  • mobile phone
  • diary

A laptop computer or smart phone with access to the internet is a bonus as live research and downloading of your notes is then possible in class time.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Effective communication with artistic staff, senior management, peers and subordinates
The ability to develop options for different production requirements and constraints
Extensive knowledge of specialist area, particularly in the area of resource acquisition and management


Assessment Tasks

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • in-direct observation including a Log sheet and Host Employer Report
  • blog entries/discussion

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

1. Complete 4 Blog entries about your Work Integrated Learning (Practical Placement) experience and comment on 4 others

This assessment is designed to share your Practical Placement experience with your peers and develop your skills in managing resources. Your Blog page can be found in the Manage Resources folder in Blackboard and an example of what to write and comment about is listed first.

Due TAFE Week 15 of Semester 2, Friday 1st November 2013

2. Complete Practical Placement arranged by you (at least 20 hours total)

Submit a Practical Placement Folio comprising the completed documentation from the Practical Placement 1 Kit:

•Signed Workplace Learning Agreement (TAFE) handed in PRIOR to starting the Placement
•Completed Log sheet (this provides evidence of what you did, when and how long your placement was) once the Placement is completed
•Completed Employer report (this provides evidence and feedback from your employer in relation to your employability skills during your placement) once the Placement is completed

The Practical Placement 1 Kit can be found in Blackboard in the Manage Resources folder.

Due week 15 of semester 2, Friday 1st November 2013

Summative Assessment

3. Report on your Practical Placement experience

Complete an 800 word report in your Wiki on at least 20 hours of Practical Placement with photographs explaining where you completed your placement; what the company does; its people; an average day; their OHS practices; their resources – what they own, where they store it, what they hire; and your experience with them.

To report on the effective communication, OH&S practices and resource management of at least one AV company by observing and/or participating in at least two of their productions.

Complete the report in your Wiki page (in the Manage Resources folder in Blackboard) on your practical placement experiences and the company/ies.

Presentation Requirements

Complete an 800-word report with photographs* addressing all of the following;
1.The company name, location and its main work activity
2.Links to their website
3.Company achievements/highlights
4.Their equipment/resources – what they own, where they store it and what they hire
5.The roles and responsibilities of at least 2 of the people who work there
6.Your observations of OH&S law’s being followed ie ‘I noticed there was white tape on the edge of stage but they did not use shot bags on light stands’
7.Briefly describe what you did (no more than 400 words)

Photographs* with regards to taking photos during practical placement, be sure to ask first! If they agree, try to get photos of;
•Productions, including during set-up and pack-down
•Warehouse/equipment in storage
•The various workplaces of the company like venues/offices/editing suites etc
•OH&S observations
•You working!

Advice: Please refer to the Assessment Submissions Guide and the Definition of Course Grades in the Student Assessment Information document in Blackboard before attempting this assessment task. Please include a bibliography.

Your assignment must demonstrate that it is your own work and that you have a good understanding of the elements involved in Establish and Manage Production Requirements and Resources BUSM6152C

Grading: This assignment is a summative assessment and attributes to the grade applied to this unit. It is assessed against the rubric for this unit. Please refer to the learning resources in Learning Hub online for specific Audiovisual Diploma assessment requirements.
The grades which apply to this course are;

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

Due Date: Week 16 of Semester 2, Friday 8th November 2013

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in program administration.

Other Information

The major learning experience involves WIL based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by the teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your WIL projects. Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

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 at Academic Integrity.

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