Course Title: Establish and manage production requirements and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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, 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 construction or 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

Learning activities will take place in a classroom and on your Practical Placement outside RMIT University.

In class activities may include:
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects

Out of class activities may include:
• Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
• practical placement
• online research
• independent project based work

Teaching Schedule

Please note that the teaching schedule is subject to change

Class ContentElements Covered
Week 1 SEM 1Focus: Course overview and the industry overview.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 2 SEM 1Focus: Building a better resume. Bring yours in for development!2.4



Week 3 SEM 1Focus: Getting the Work Placement you want!2.4



Weeks 4-9 SEM 1Focus: Work placement support and guidance.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 10 SEM 1Final session: Review, teacher feedback.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 1-14 SEM 2Focus: Work placement support and guidance.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 15 & 16 SEM 2Final session: Review, teacher feedback.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

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

Please refer to the online Course Guide for full details, as well as the Information for Students on Assessment and Grading 2014. Grading criteria for this assessment can also be found on the course Blackboard site. The assessment tasks for this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks. To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all of the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Formative Assessment

Complete at least 1 Practical Placement engagement arranged by you (at least 20 hours total) and to participate in the host employer’s work place.

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 7th November 2014

Summative Assessment

Complete 4 Blog entries about your Practical Placement experience and comment on 4 others

Complete four 400 word Blog entries on your 20 hours of Practical Placement with photographs** addressing all of the following;
1. The company name, location and 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 (or not) ie ‘There was white tape on the edge of stage but they did not use shot bags on light stands’

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!

This assessment is designed to share your Practical Placement experience with your peers and develop your skills in managing resources by commenting on other people’s posts. 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.

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.

Due week 15 of semester 2, Friday 7th November 2014

The grades in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
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. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio 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 teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your 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.

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.They are located at reception on level 2 in building 94, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Melbourne.

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 go to Academic Integrity

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