Qualification details

CUF40507 - Certificate IV in Costume for Performance (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/Nov/2010

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to CUE40203 - Certificate IV in Costume for Performance 11/Nov/2010

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBCON401A - Work effectively in a business continuity contextWork effectively in a business continuity context N/A
BSBCRT301A - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skillsDevelop and extend critical and creative thinking skills N/A
BSBCRT401A - Articulate, present and debate ideasArticulate, present and debate ideas N/A
BSBCRT402A - Collaborate in a creative processCollaborate in a creative process N/A
BSBDES401A - Generate design solutionsGenerate design solutions N/A
BSBDES402A - Interpret and respond to a design briefInterpret and respond to a design brief N/A
BSBMGT402A - Implement operational planImplement operational plan N/A
BSBOHS407A - Monitor a safe workplaceMonitor a safe workplace N/A
BSBPMG408A - Apply contract and procurement proceduresApply contract and procurement procedures N/A
BSBREL401A - Establish networksEstablish networks N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 393213 Dressmaker Or Tailor 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4941-11 General Clothing Tradesperson 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 393213 Dressmaker Or Tailor 11/Nov/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4941-11 General Clothing Tradesperson 11/Nov/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 11/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 11/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

Descriptor 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the creation and maintenance of costumes for productions or events in the film, television and entertainment industries. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Job roles 

  • Costume assistant
  • Costume maker.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower-level qualification.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory and certification considerations 

There are no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification issues that affect this qualification. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Pre-requisite Units 

Code and title 

Pre-requisite units required 

CUFIND403B Work effectively in a costume studio

  • CUFCOS401A Make costumes
  • CUFCOS402A Construct costume components

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by costume makers based on the units listed above. Using this employability skills summary as an example, trainers and assessors can work out how employability skills would apply to other job roles relevant to the qualification to include important industry application of employability skills in learning and assessment strategies.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • interpreting costume design briefs and specifications
  • interpreting and completing workplace documentation
  • communicating effectively with performers during costume fitting sessions
  • advising colleagues of art finishing options

Teamwork

  • working collaboratively with colleagues on the making of costumes - both independently and under direction
  • liaising with supervisors on work requirements

Problem-solving

  • selecting appropriate materials or techniques for particularly demanding costumes or performance situations
  • modifying costumes to fit performance requirements
  • making costumes that fit and can be worn comfortably during productions

Initiative and enterprise

  • interpreting designs into practical plans for costumes, costume accessories and art finishing
  • using innovative and experimental pattern making techniques
  • contributing ideas for and participating in quality improvement activities

Planning and organising

  • calculating equipment and materials requirements
  • sourcing and organising materials
  • coordinating the costume construction process
  • measuring performers for costumes
  • conducting research to inform the making of costumes
  • making elements of costumes in the correct order
  • storing costume patterns appropriately

Self-management

  • following workplace safety and security procedures
  • acting within the scope of job role
  • prioritising work tasks
  • seeking expert assistance when problems arise

Learning

  • undertaking research to improve knowledge of requirements for period, character and dance costumes
  • keeping up to date with industry developments
  • identifying and participating in professional development activities

Technology

  • using hand tools and sewing machines
  • computer grading of patterns
  • using the internet for research
  • using common features of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 12 

4 core units 

5 Group A units 

3 elective units 

1 elective  unit must be selected from the Group A units  and/or Group B units  listed below.

The remaining 2 elective units  may be selected from the Group A  and/or Group B  units listed any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.

Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Core units 

Costume 

CUFCOS401A Make costumes

CUFCOS402A Construct costume components

Industry context 

CUFIND403B Work effectively in a costume studio

OHS 

CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Group A units  (specialist )

Costume 

CUECOS302A Dress performers

CUFCOS301A Maintain costume continuity

CUECOS303A Modify, repair and maintain costumes

CUFCOS403A Construct blocks for period costumes

CUFCOS404A Cut and drape costumes

CUECOS02C Apply art finishing

CUECOS12B Make costumes for dance and physical theatre

CUECOS13B Create theatrical millinery

CUECOS14B Construct hard and soft sculptured costume accessories

CUECOS15B Construct hard and soft sculptured specialised costumes

Group B units 

Creative thinking 

BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process

Design 

BSBDES401A Generate design solutions

BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief

Drawing 

CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept

Industry context 

BSBCON401A Work effectively in a business continuity context

BSBREL401A Establish networks

CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis

Fashion design and technology 

LMTCL3003B Perform garment repairs and alterations

LMTFD4011B Cut fabrics for prototype designs

LMTFD4013B Grade 2D patterns

LMTFD4015B Create pattern from a block to meet customer specifications

Headwear /millinery 

LMTCL2013B Block and shape headwear by machine

LMTML2008A Assemble simple blocked millinery components

LMTCL2016B Trim headwear

LMTML4001A Undertake specific millinery construction techniques

LMTML4002A Rejuvenate millinery

Management 

BSBMGT402A Implement operational plan

BSBPMG408A Apply contract and procurement procedures

OHS 

BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace

Production management 

CUETEM06B Organise and monitor bump in/bump out

Research 

CUFRES401A Conduct research

Stage management 

CUESMT12B Analyse performance outline/script

Sustainability 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Workforce development 

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

Selecting electives for different outcomes 

The context for this qualification varies, and this must guide the selection of elective units. Examples of appropriate elective units for particular outcomes at this level follow.

Costume maker 

Core units plus:

  • LMTFD4011B Cut fabrics for prototype designs
  • LMTFD4013B Grade 2D patterns
  • LMTFD4015B Create pattern from a block to meet customer specifications
  • CUFCOS403A Construct blocks for period costumes
  • CUFCOS404A Cut and drape costumes
  • CUECOS02C Apply art finishing
  • CUECOS12B Make costumes for dance and physical theatre
  • CUECOS303A Modify, repair and maintain costumes.

Costume assistant 

Core units plus:

CUECOS302A Dress performers

CUFCOS301A Maintain costume continuity

CUECOS303A Modify, repair and maintain costumes

CUECOS02C Apply art finishing

CUFCOS404A Cut and drape costumes

BSBPMG408A Apply contract and procurement procedures

LMTCL2016B Trim headwear

LMTML4001A Undertake specific millinery construction techniques.

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