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Unit of competency details

CUAWRT602 - Edit scripts (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUFWRT602A - Edit scriptsUpdated 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


Training packages that include this unit

Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100103 Drama And Theatre Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100103 Drama And Theatre 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 edit scripts for a range of productions.

It applies to individuals at a senior level who collaborate with writers to assess, analyse, refine and rewrite scripts to final draft stage. They apply high-level skills in development of concepts, structure, dialogue and characterisation, and work in pressure situations to meet production requirements.

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

Unit Sector

Communication – Writing

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. Assess scripts for editing

1.1 Identify relevant story elements appropriate to the type of production

1.2 Assess and apply relevant script-writing tools and techniques to script

1.3 Confirm original script concepts and document proposed changes

1.4 Schedule timelines and set deadlines for completion of the editing process

2. Edit scripts

2.1 Collaborate with writer to analyse and define writer’s vision and purpose of the story

2.2 Clarify required story elements, structure and intent

2.3 Confirm that script complies with laws and codes of practice relevant to broadcasting

2.4 Provide advice to meet conceptual, narrative, production and performance requirements, and negotiate amendments with writer

2.5 Use script writing and editing techniques to edit scripts as required

2.6 Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using screens and keyboards for long periods of time

3. Finalise scripts

3.1 Liaise with relevant personnel to validate edited scripts

3.2 Discuss and agree on final changes with relevant personnel

3.3 Refine scripts as required and confirm they meet all requirements and are ready for production

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

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.3

  • Analyses information from written sources
  • Identifies and evaluates written material

Writing

1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3

  • Generates complex written texts, demonstrating a broad range of script-writing tools and techniques
  • Demonstrates sophisticated writing skills to express precise meaning, and meets production requirements

Oral Communication

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1-3.3

  • Presents constructive, clear and logical feedback to colleagues
  • In discussions with colleagues, applies listening, questioning and non-verbal communication cues, and clearly and simply articulates ideas, opinions and requirements

Numeracy

1.4

  • Estimates time required for a given writing, editing or production task

Navigate the world of work

2.3, 2.6

  • Complies with broadcasting laws and codes of practice
  • Follows work health and safety (WHS) requirements

Interact with others

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1-3.3

  • Works collaboratively to achieve writing goals
  • Selects and uses communication practices and protocols appropriate to audience
  • Uses interpersonal skills to negotiate script amendments

Get the work done

1.1-1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1-3.3

  • Adopts a logical and methodical planning approach to the process of re-writing and refining scripts, documenting all changes to writers’ original written concepts
  • Generates a range of creative solutions to negotiated and agreed amendments, meeting deadlines as required
  • Uses digital tools for research and to create and store files

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

CUAWRT602 Edit scripts

CUFWRT602A Edit scripts

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:

  • use script-writing tools and techniques to assess scripts
  • analyse script and discuss required changes with the writer
  • edit and finalise scripts to meet production requirements by agreed deadlines.

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:

  • explain the process of assessing scripts for editing
  • describe a range of script writing and editing tools and techniques to edit scripts for screen, media and performance contexts
  • describe features of texts that may indicate defamation, vilification or breaches of privacy, court reporting or intellectual property issues
  • outline health and safety requirements as they relate to working for periods of time on screens and keyboards
  • outline typical challenges that arise when editing scripts and describe ways to resolve them.

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:

  • a range of scripts for refinement
  • interaction with others
  • industry software.

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