Course Title: Establish and manage production requirements and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM6224C

Course Title: Establish and manage production requirements and resources

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Roz Williams (groups 1A & 1B)
Phone:  9925 4974

Dennis K. Smith (group 1C)

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and coordinate one or more of the technical production aspects of film and television production.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C5216 Diploma of Screen and Media. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM03C 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 owrkable 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 concultation 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 constructon or installation incorporating all requirements in terms of labour, materials, euipment 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 allocaiton
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, preferenc, training requirements and multi-skilling considerations
4.3. Liaise with colleagues and attend appropriate run-throghs 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 production requirements, complete plans for realisation of production requirements, source and cost resources and manage the production.

Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of class workshops and on-location projects that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production to industry standard.

Activities will include:

In-class activities
guest lecturers
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion
independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects
class exercises to review discussion/lectures
workshopping of students’ own projects

Out-of-class activities:
project work
independent study

Teaching Schedule


Defining production management. 
Proposal, preparation & schedules for interview

WEEK 2Proposal, preparation & schedules for interview 
Permits, applications, procedures and documents for interview 
WEEK 3Documentary call sheets, documentary pre-production.
Location scout and report interview evaluation
WEEK 4Drama production management case study - screening & analysis of what not to do


 Crew roles:
Production Manager
1st Assistant Director
in drama production

WEEK 6Drama production crew roles
Drama production breakdowns & documents
Actors & releases

Preliminary Interview pre-production paperwork


WEEK 7Work integrated learning session - industry panel feedback (date tbc)



Schedule, budgeting: resources and estimates



Timings and Breakdown sheets in-class.


 WEEK 9 
Schedule, budgeting: resources and estimates

Introduction to Drama Call sheets


Shooting schedule & budget from breakdown sheets



Final interview preproduction paperwork (graded assessment)



 Production - shoot interviews

 Shoot interviews


Production - Shoot interviews


Shoot interviews

Production - Shoot interviews 

Shoot interviews

 Production - Shoot interviews

Shoot interviews
WEEK 14Drama production call sheets: resources and estimates

Drama call sheets (graded assessment)





While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT for ongoing updated information. You will also be provided with the Screen Production Guide 2014/15.


Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)

Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)

Film Scheduling, by Singleton, Ralph S., pub. Lone Eagle, 1997

Film Resources

Making of the The Day After Tomorrow (2004), dir: Roland Emmerich

Documentaries about struggling film productions:
Making Venus (2002), dir. gary Doust
Lost in La Mancha (2002), dir. Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

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

Other Resources

You will need access to the internet.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester.  Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, class workshops and practical group projects that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production, using industry procedures

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

Assessment for this course is relevant to CUFAIR401A Conduct interviewas. Full assignment briefs will be on the Blackboard site.


ASSESSMENT 1 (ungraded):
1.  Interview preproduction paperwork (Integrated assessment with above Screen & Media course):
Should include the following:
-Short synopsis (100 words) of interview topic
- Interviewee release form/permit
- Location scout & evaluation
- Location permit/s - all filming to take place within 10KMS maximum of RMIT City Campus
- Budget
- Preliminary documentary call sheets
Due date: Week 6

ASSESSMENT 2 (ungraded):
2.  Preliminary drama pre-production documents
In-class assignment done over weeks 8 & 9 - creating breakdown sheets, then shooting schedule from breakdown sheets, and budget from the schedule
Due date:   Week 9

ASSESSMENT 3 (graded)
3. Finalised interview preproduction paperwork:
Final call sheets
Outstanding signed location permits
Outstanding signed participant release forms
Due date:  From Week 9

ASSESSMENT 4 (graded)
4. Drama call sheets

In-class assignment:  Drama call sheets from shooting schedule completed in formative assessment 2.
Due date:  Week 14

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

Your assignment will be assessed using the following grades

CHD     Competent with High Distinction
CDI       Competent with Distinction
CC        Competent with Credit
CAG      Competancy Achieved- Graded
NYC      Not Yet Competent
DNS      Did Not Submit for Assessment

Grading criteria for this assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.

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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. Non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in a course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)
You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

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

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)
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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you will need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)
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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