Qualification details

CUF30307 - Certificate III in Scenery and Set Construction (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUA30415 - Certificate III in Live Production and ServicesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Qualifications merged to remove duplication. Core units changed. Unit codes updated. 14/Jan/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUE30103 - Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Construction and Manufacturing) 13/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
BSBCRT301A - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skillsDevelop and extend critical and creative thinking skills N/A
BSBDES301A - Explore the use of colourExplore the use of colour N/A
BSBDES302A - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D formsExplore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms N/A
BSBDES303A - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D formsExplore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms N/A
BSBINN201A - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovation N/A
BSBSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
CPCCCA2001A - Handle carpentry materialsHandle carpentry materials N/A
CPCCCM1005A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculations N/A
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specifications N/A
CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industryWork safely in the construction industry N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 331212 Carpenter 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4411-13 Carpenter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Staging,Scenery and Set Construction 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Props Assistant,Stage Carpenter,Assistant Scenic Artist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 331212 Carpenter 11/Nov/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4411-13 Carpenter 11/Nov/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 11/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 11/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

Descriptor 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in the area of constructing sets, props and scenery for productions, events or exhibitions in the film, television and entertainment industries. They apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

Job roles 

  • Construction workshop assistant
  • Props assistant
  • Scenic art assistant.

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 is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work 

The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels.

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level

CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level

CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.

National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work 

Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007).

Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction and Plumbing Integrated Framework Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Information on occupational licensing and its intersection with vocational education and training can be found in Licensing Line News at www .licensinglinenews .com .

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by a props assistant 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 and clarifying written and verbal instructions
  • preparing props documentation
  • interpreting plans and specifications

Teamwork

  • seeking and responding to feedback on work in progress
  • working as a member of a production team - both independently on assignment and under direction
  • discussing options for different techniques with colleagues
  • resolving a conflict with other workshop colleagues in relation to resource allocation

Problem-solving

  • anticipating and dealing with minor problems related to equipment and materials
  • making adjustments to material quantities to address construction problems
  • calculating measurements and quantities

Initiative and enterprise

  • generating a range of feasible ideas for props within scope of job role
  • sourcing unusual props items
  • modifying props to achieve desired effect
  • contributing ideas for and participating in quality improvement activities

Planning and organising

  • planning work tasks in a logical sequence
  • storing props in an orderly fashion for easy retrieval
  • researching and organising the acquisition of appropriate props
  • organising the construction of several items within a restricted timeframe

Self-management

  • acting within the scope of job role
  • following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS
  • producing work within deadlines
  • seeking expert assistance when problems arise

Learning

  • keeping up to date with industry developments and trends
  • improving craft skills through practice and taking account of feedback from supervisors and colleagues
  • identifying and participating in professional development activities

Technology

  • using hand and power tools
  • using the internet for research
  • using equipment to make moulds

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 12 

4 core units 

6 Group A units 

2 elective units 

2 elective units  must be selected from the Group A  and/or Group B units  listed below 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 

Industry context 

CUFIND301B Work effectively in the screen and media industries

or

CUEIND01C Source and apply entertainment industry knowledge

And the following units :

General maintenance 

CPCCCM1005A Carry out measurements and calculations

MEM18001C Use hand tools

OHS 

CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Group A units  (specialist )

Props 

CUEPRP02B Research, obtain and prepare props

CUEPRP03B Apply a general knowledge of props construction

CUEPRP04B Use casting and moulding techniques to make props

CUEPRP05B Make prop furniture

CUEPRP06B Construct mechanical props

CUEPRP07B Make props using mixed media

CUFPRP201A Repair, maintain and alter props

CUFPRP301A Assemble and maintain props

Scenic art 

CUESCE06B Use scenic art painting techniques

CUESCE07B Create special effects for scenic art

CUFSCE201A Prepare and prime scenic art cloths

CUFSCE202A Repair, maintain and alter scenic art

CPCCPD3008A Apply decorative paint finishes

CPCCPD3004A Apply paint by spray

CPCCPD3003A Apply texture coat paint by brush, roller and spray

Sets 

CUESET05C Apply set construction techniques

CUESET09B Construct soft scenery

CUESET10B Construct mechanical sets

CUESET302A Make sets

CUFSET301A Assemble and maintain sets

Special effects 

CUFSFX301A Maintain and repair special effects items

Group B units 

Construction 

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

Costume 

LMTCL2004B Sew components

Creative thinking 

BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

Design 

BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour

BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

BSBDES303A Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

Drawing 

CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept

CUVCRS03B Produce computer-aided drawings

CUVCRS04B Produce technical drawings

CUVCRS06B Make scale models

First aid 

HLTFA301B Apply first aid

General maintenance 

CPCCCA2001A Handle carpentry materials

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCSC2002A Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding

CPCCSF2001A Handle steelfixing materials

Innovation 

BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

Staging 

CUESTA01C Install staging elements

CUESTA05B Apply a general knowledge of staging to work activities

CUESTA06B Apply a general knowledge of theatrical rigging

Sustainability 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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.

Props assistant 

Core units plus:

  • CUEPRP02B Research, obtain and prepare props
  • CUEPRP04B Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
  • CUEPRP05B Make prop furniture
  • CUEPRP07B Make props using mixed media
  • CUFPRP201A Repair, maintain and alter props
  • CUFPRP301A Assemble and maintain props
  • BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • CUEPRP06B Construct mechanical props

Construction workshop assistant 

Core units plus:

  • CPCCSC2002A Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding
  • CPCCCA2001A Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCSF2001A Handle steelfixing materials
  • CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CUESTA05B Apply a general knowledge of staging to work activities
  • CUESET302A Make sets
  • CUESET10B Construct mechanical sets
  • CUFSET301A Assemble and maintain sets

Scenic art assistant 

Core units plus:

  • CUESCE06B Use scenic art painting techniques
  • CUESCE07B Create special effects for scenic art
  • CUFSCE201A Prepare and prime scenic art cloths
  • CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept
  • CUFSCE202A Repair, maintain and alter scenic art
  • CPCCPD3008A Apply decorative paint finishes
  • CPCCPD3004A Apply paint by spray
  • CPCCPD3003A Apply texture coat paint by brush, roller and spray

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