Unit of competency details

CUAMUP504 - Create prosthetics for special make-up effects (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/Nov/2017
(View details for release 1) Replaced15/Jan/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUFMUP503A - Create prosthetics for special make-up effectsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Minor edits to performance criteria. 14/Jan/2016


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110301 Beauty Therapy 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110301 Beauty Therapy 24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version first released with CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version 3.0.

Minor updates to Performance Criteria.

Release 1

This version first released with CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version 2.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create prosthetic pieces for special make-up effects in productions for the screen and entertainment industries.

It applies to individuals who create realistic prosthetics ranging from facial parts, scars and bald caps to larger facial or body pieces, and multiple or overlapping appliances that require mobility. Because the creation of prosthetic pieces can be a complex and lengthy process, these individuals need to be confident and diplomatic in the way they communicate with performers whose appearances they are transforming. They can work alone or, on large-scale productions, they can be responsible for supervising other staff.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Visual Communication – make-up

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to create prosthetics

1.1 Confirm prosthetic requirements in consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation

1.2 Identify construction timelines and other production factors that may affect the casting process

1.3 Identify type and condition of performers' skin and other special requirements for performers that need to be taken into account

1.4 Source reference materials and research aspects of required effects

1.5 Maintain currency of reference materials and findings, and organise them for easy access by others

1.6 Generate a range of design and construction ideas that provide creative solutions to prosthetic requirements and show an understanding of the relationship between face and body shapes and the principles of prosthetics design

1.7 Document plans for the construction of prosthetics in an appropriate format 

1.8 Discuss plans with relevant personnel and incorporate feedback into final plans as required

1.9 Check materials and equipment are available to construct prosthetics within timelines

2. Produce original life casts for prosthetic pieces

2.1 Check with performers about medical conditions that could prevent or hinder life casts being taken

2.2 Explain the casting process and emergency procedures to performers

2.3 Position performers to minimise personal discomfort and check their skin, hair, facial hair and clothing are protected from hazards

2.4 Determine the position of separate or joining sections, seams and keys

2.5 Check materials and release agents are of the appropriate type and quantity for casting

2.6 Prepare, compound and safely apply materials

2.7 Obtain accurate replication of performers, without defects or distortion of life casts, checking performers are comfortable and safe during the casting process

2.8 Safely remove life casts and restore performers' skin and hair to original condition

2.9 Finalise life casts

3. Make prosthetics

3.1 Determine appropriate placement of prosthetic overlaps or blending edges on performers

3.2 Compound, handle, store and dispose of materials according to manufacturer's instructions, data safety sheets and health, safety and hygiene procedures

3.3 Use appropriate materials and techniques to make prosthetics according to design plans

3.4 Prevent deformation and impairment when separating moulds and rejoining sectional moulds

3.5 Finish, store and remove sculptures and moulds to avoid deterioration, distortion or damage

3.6 Safely store and dispose of materials and equipment used in the creation of prosthetics

3.7 Complete workplace documentation as required

3.8 Evaluate finished prosthetics against technical and creative criteria and note areas for improving the process

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance  Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 3.3, 3.8

  • Analyses textual information to determine prosthetic requirements
  • Researches reference materials

Writing

1.4-1.8, 3.7

  • Uses clear, specific and industry-related terminology to complete and update workplace documentation and document plans
  • Documents research findings in appropriate format

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1

  • Uses language and non-verbal features appropriate to audience and context
  • Employs listening and questioning techniques to confirm understanding and discuss requirements

Navigate the world of work

2.1-2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.6

  • Follows legislative requirements and organisational procedure when handling materials and working with performers

Interact with others

1.1, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1

  • Works collaboratively with relevant personnel
  • Follows accepted communication practices and protocols

Get the work done

1.1-1.9, 2.3-2.9, 3.1-3.8

  • Plans, organises and implements tasks and resources required to achieve production outcomes
  • Makes decisions related to own role and takes responsibility for meeting production requirements, often under pressure and within designated timelines
  • Generates and reflects on creative prosthetic ideas and concepts

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects (Release 2)

CUFMUP503 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects (Release 1)

Minor update to Performance Criteria

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version 2.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • undertake research to inform the design of prosthetics for special make-up effects
  • consider special requirements of performers when designing prosthetic pieces
  • develop designs and construction plans for prosthetic pieces that incorporate feedback and ideas from others and meet production requirements
  • work collaboratively with others to make life casts for prosthetic pieces
  • construct prosthetic pieces that meet design specifications
  • safely store components used in the construction process
  • complete work within production schedules
  • comply with health, safety and hygiene requirements when designing and creating prosthetics for special make-up effects
  • clearly explain procedures to performers during prosthetic casting and fitting sessions.

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:

  • outline roles and responsibilities of personnel who need to be consulted in relation to creating prosthetics for special make-up effects
  • describe techniques and materials used to create sculptures, accurate moulds and precise prosthetics
  • outline methods for applying, removing and storing prosthetic materials
  • explain the relationship between face and body shapes and the principles of prosthetics design
  • outline aspects of skin structures and medical conditions that need to be taken into account when designing prosthetic pieces
  • describe health and hygiene requirements and safety procedures that relate to creating prosthetics for special make-up effects
  • explain how colour design principles are used in the context of designing and creating prosthetics for special make-up effects
  • describe how ingredients in prosthetic products can affect human skin.

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:

  • prosthetic products, materials and equipment
  • productions requiring prosthetics for special make-up effects
  • reference materials.

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

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5

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