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Unit of competency details

CUASOU203 - Assist with sound recordings (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUASOU213 - Assist with sound recordings 15/Apr/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUSSOU201A - Assist with sound recordingsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Minor edits to performance criteria. 14/Jan/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 15/Jan/2016


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100701 Audio Visual Studies 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100701 Audio Visual Studies 24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

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 undertake routine sound recording tasks using a variety of recording equipment in a studio or live environment.

It applies to individuals who work under close supervision and have responsibility for assisting with setting up recording equipment, doing sound checks, monitoring the quality of recorded sound, labelling/logging recordings and solving routine problems that might occur during the recording process. Individuals in this role might work in a variety of creative arts industry sectors, including stage productions, music recording studios, television, radio, film, video and online environments.

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

Unit Sector

Media and entertainment production – audio/sound

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. Assist with prerecording checks

1.1 Clarify documentation and consumables for recording production with appropriate people

1.2 Connect and operate sound equipment and accessories according to work health and safety (WHS), technical and production requirements

1.3 Refer faults and problems to appropriate people

2. Contribute to recording operations

2.1 Follow directions about the placement and movement of microphones and microphone accessories

2.2 Assist with sound check to ensure levels and characteristics of recorded sound meet required standards

2.3 Confirm signal processing requirements with appropriate people, and make test recordings to ensure no audible defects are present

2.4 Listen to sound recording for audible defects and extraneous background sound, and report problems to appropriate people

2.5 Label and log recordings according to production requirements

2.6 Disconnect sound equipment and accessories according to safety, technical and production requirements

2.7 Clean work environment after use and restore to pre-recording condition

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, 2.1, 2.5

  • Recognises and interprets textual information to establish the job requirements from relevant information

Writing

2.5

  • Legibly completes workplace documentation using clear and technically specific language

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4

  • Articulates requirements using relevant language suitable to diverse audiences, and employs listening and questioning techniques to confirm understanding
  • Listens for relevant information during the recording, assessing the quality of the audio

Numeracy

2.3, 2.5

  • Applies basic mathematical calculations to equipment and to measure lengths of recordings

Navigate the world of work

1.2, 2.6

  • Follows required safety procedures
  • Follows instructions to complete a limited set of well defined tasks

Interact with others

1.1, 1.3, 2.1-2.4

  • Collaborates to complete creative processes
  • Uses appropriate communication practices

Get the work done

1.2, 1.3, 2.1-2.7

  • Plans, organises and completes work according to requirement
  • Identifies problems directly related to own role, and seeks advice to rectify them

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

CUASOU203 Assist with sound recordings

CUSSOU201A Assist with sound recordings

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages.

Minor edits to performance criteria.

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.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:

  • set up recording equipment and undertake pre-recording checks according to health and safety, technical and production requirements
  • use sound recording equipment and accessories during recording sessions according to health and safety, technical and production requirements
  • collaborate with others to complete tasks in a recording environment.

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:

  • describe the operation and uses of a range of industry current sound recording equipment and accessories
  • explain the basic principles and techniques of sound recording
  • explain the basic characteristics of recorded sound
  • outline the work health and safety (WHS) principles of safe listening, including safeguards against hearing loss.

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:

  • work environments and productions where sound is recorded
  • sound recording equipment and accessories
  • production documentation.

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.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5