Course Title: Establish and manage production requirements and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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: Rowan Humphrey
Phone: (03) 99254345

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone (03) 9925 4345

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:

criteria2.1 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 a range of
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• independent project based work
• online research
• group discussion
Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and location excursions.

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass content
All students must attend the first briefing class for this course and the next two weeks. During the first class you will be allocated a focus group for subsequent classes.
The focus groups will meet once every 2-4 weeks or as needed. A schedule for these classes will be located on Blackboard.
Week 1ntroduction to Course Guide, Assessment
• Twenty questions 25% discount
• Form sub groups by interest area and enter diary dates
• Skills register/inventory XLS
• Practical Placement Process and Planning Forms
• Assignment for week two rotations
1. Establish production requirements
Week 2• 1/2 hour rotations
• Handling common AV devices
2. Complete plans for realisation of production requirements
4. Manage construction or installation
Week 31/2 hour rotations with feedback on last week 1
Week 4 CV prep (AAA) Cover letter 1
Week 5 CV prep (AAA) Cover letter 1
Week 6
 Inventory/systems management & Event Co-ordination 1
 Week 7
 Focus sessions resource and run a location installation 1,2
 Week 8
 Focus sessions resource and run a location installation 1,2
 Week 9
 Focus sessions resource and plan studio based productions. 1,3
 Week 10
 Focus sessions resource and plan studio based productions. 1,3
 Week 11
 Focus sessions resource and plan studio based productions. 1,3
 Week 12
 Focus sessions resource and plan studio based productions. 1,3
 Week 13
 Focus sessions plan and produce productions 2,4
 Week 14
 Focus sessions plan and produce productions 2,4
 Week 15
 Focus sessions plan and produce productions 2,4
 Week 16
 Focus sessions plan and produce productions 2,4

Weeks 1-16 of semester 2In small focus groups you will meet with your teacher to support the process of completing your assessments. Your focus group and day will be negotiated by the teacher.1,2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Mollison, M. 2010, Producing Videos, A complete Guide 3rd Ed. Allen and Unwin, Sydney.


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

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

For further information on the assessements and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.

Formative Assessment

1. Prepare for and attend the production meeting for Location Lighting Production and manage the subsequent Location Lighting Production day. Due week 11 of semester 1.
2. Complete an industry practical placement arranged by you. Submit Practical Placement Folio comprising:
• Completed Log sheets (these provide evidence of what you did and how long your placement was.)
• Completed Employer report (will provide evidence from your employer in relation to employability skills during your placement)
• Video/ Audio/ PowerPoint/ Flash/ Written report further details of which will be distributed in class. Due week 16 of semester 2.

Summative Assessment
3. Produce the ‘Photo Storyboard’ production and ‘Variety Television’ production for the unit ‘Mix Television’. Due week 12 & 16 of semester 2.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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 demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

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.
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