Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: GEDU6109C

Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5349 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury

Contact email:

Nominal Hours: 50

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

The ability to research, analyse and apply information relevant to work roles within the creative arts industry is integral to working successfully in live production.

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to maintain industry knowledge and manage your own professional practice within the creative arts industry.

The skills which you will gain from this course will be developed through industry observation and you will learn to build industry awareness and networking skills which will be essential when locating employment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge


1. Research and apply creative arts industry information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research structure and operation of creative arts industry

1.2 Research employment obligations and opportunities within the industry

1.3 Monitor trends and emerging technologies within the industry

1.4 Research legislation and industry protocols relevant to the industry

1.5 Analyse and evaluate accuracy, currency and credibility of information sources to determine that research scope is sufficient

1.6 Compile and maintain accurate and comprehensive details of information gathered and its sources


2. Maintain effective industry networks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Participate in professional industry bodies and associations to maintain industry knowledge

2.2 Use networking strategies to establish and maintain relationships that enhance own professional practice and profile

2.3 Use communication channels to maximise dialogue with industry contacts and ensure currency and credibility of industry knowledge

2.4 Record details of networking activities and benefits gained from participation


3. Enhance professional practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evaluate own skills and knowledge to identify professional development needs

3.2 Seek advice from relevant people to identify professional development opportunities

3.3 Participate in professional development activities to improve work performance and currency of industry knowledge

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will have demonstrated the ability to:
• research, analyse, critique and apply industry information
• maintain effective industry networks
• enhance your professional practice.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include but are not limited to:

  • Listening to presentations and asking questions at live production and audiovisual industry guest speaker presentations.
  • Writing notes during live production and audiovisual industry guest speaker presentations.
  • Peer learning.
  • Industry research.
  • Visits to industry (to be advised)

Teaching Schedule


Class Schedule of Planned activities and assessment (Subject to change) Assessment
1 12 (July) Class at RMIT with Industry Presenter. Course overview, unit overview, assessment requirements.  Assessment 1 of 2 due
2 19 (July) Class at RMIT or industry visit TBC  
3 (26 July) Class at RMIT with Industry Presenters Assessment 1 of 2 due
4 (2 August) Collide event - no class  
5 (9 August) Collide event - no class  
6 (16 August) Collide event - no class  
7 (23 August) Class at RMIT with Industry Presenters Assessment 1 of 2 due
8 (30 August) Class at RMIT or industry visit TBC  
9 (13 Sep.) Class at RMIT or industry visit TBC  
10 (20 Sep.) Class at RMIT or industry visit TBC  
11 (27 Sep.)  Public Holiday - No Class  
12 (4 Oct.) Class at RMIT with Industry Presenters Assessment 1 of 2 due
13 (11 Oct.) Class at RMIT or industry visit TBC  
14 (18 Oct.) Class at RMIT with Industry Presenters Assessment 1 of 2 due
15 (25 Oct.) Class at RMIT or industry visit TBC  
16 (1 Nov)  Course review, assessment check and feedback Assessment 2 of 2 due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

This course is ungraded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).


Assessment 1 of 2 ­ Notes from Guest Speaker Presentations (Individual assessment)

You will listen to and participate in a series of live production and audiovisual industry guest presentation sessions and you will submit your own notes and observations about the presenter’s career and the company where they are employed. You will submit this information on a pre-prepared Guest Presenter Assessment Note Recording Sheet.

You must submit at least three completed Guest Presenter Assessment Note Recording Sheets to pass this assessment.

This assessment will be conducted and submitted in weeks   1 - 16, Semester 2, 2019.


Assessment 2 of 2 ­ Industry Liaison (individual assessment)

You will liaise with the live production/audiovisual industry and gather and document industry related information.

Further information about this assessment will be given in class and is available to you via Canvas.

This assessment will be conducted and submitted in Semester 2, 2019 week 16.


Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency ­based assessment:

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 matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • research, analyse and apply current and reliable industry information
  • document detailed industry information and its sources
  • record networking activities used to maintain and enhance industry knowledge
  • identify and participate in professional development activities.


Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain how the listed points apply to day-to-day work activities in the relevant creative arts industry sector:
  • industry structure and operation
  • employment obligations and opportunities
  • laws and regulations
  • industry protocols
  • trends and emerging technologies
  • identify sources of information on the creative arts industry
  • describe ways of maintaining current industry knowledge.


Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • current creative arts industry information sources and materials
  • appropriate technology.


Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.


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