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Unit of competency details

CUASOU213 - Assist with sound recordings (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CUASOU203 - Assist with sound recordings 15/Apr/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 16/Apr/2021


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 15/Jun/2021 
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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 5.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake routine sound recording tasks using different recording equipment in a studio or live environment.

The unit applies to those who work under close supervision and have responsibility for assisting with setting up recording equipment, completing sound checks, monitoring the quality of recorded sound, labelling and logging recordings and solving routine problems that might occur during the recording process. Individuals in this role might work in different 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 Confirm documentation and consumables for recording production with required personnel

1.2 Connect and operate sound equipment and accessories according to health and safety, technical and production requirements

1.3 Refer faults and problems to required personnel as required

2. Contribute to recording operations

2.1 Place and move microphones and microphone accessories according to instructions from required personnel

2.2 Check levels and characteristics of recorded sound meet required standards

2.3 Confirm signal processing requirements with required personnel and complete test recording

2.4 Review test recording for audible defects and extraneous background sound, and report problems to required personnel as required

2.5 Label and log recordings according to production requirements

3. Assist with finalising recording operations

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

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

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

S KILL 

DESCRIPTION 

Numeracy

  • Operates equipment and measures length of recordings using basic mathematical calculations

Oral communication

  • Articulates requirements using language required for intended audience
  • Confirms understanding using listening and questioning

Reading

  • Determines job requirements using required textual information

Writing

  • Completes workplace documentation using clear and technical language

Teamwork

  • Completes creative process in collaboration with others
  • Uses required communication practices with required personnel

Planning and organising

  • Plans, organises and completes work according to requirements

Problem solving

  • Assesses audio quality of recording processes using required listening
  • Identifies problems directly related to own role, and seeks advice to rectify them

Self-management

  • Completes set of defined tasks according to instructions

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is not equivalent to CUASOU203 Assist with sound recordings.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on 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 5.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • assist with sound recording operations on at least two different sound recording occasions.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • set up recording equipment and undertake pre-recording checks
  • use sound recording equipment and accessories during recording sessions according to technical requirements
  • identify audible defects and extraneous background sound
  • collaborate with others to complete tasks in recording environment
  • complete work practices according to health and safety, technical and production requirements.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • key factors, purpose and procedures relating to industry terminology:
  • cable rolling
  • signal flow operation and delivery
  • manual handling techniques
  • operation and uses of different industry sound recording equipment and accessories
  • basic principles and techniques of sound recording
  • basic characteristics of recorded sound
  • safety procedures for handling, operating and storing audio equipment and accessories, including principles of safe listening and use of safeguards against hearing loss.

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes 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 education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5