Qualification details

CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUA50415 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical ServicesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages.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 CUE50203 - Diploma of Costume for Performance 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
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation N/A
BSBCON401A - Work effectively in a business continuity contextWork effectively in a business continuity context N/A
BSBCRT401A - Articulate, present and debate ideasArticulate, present and debate ideas N/A
BSBCRT402A - Collaborate in a creative processCollaborate in a creative process N/A
BSBCRT403A - Explore the history and social impact of creativityExplore the history and social impact of creativity N/A
BSBCRT501A - Originate and develop conceptsOriginate and develop concepts N/A
BSBDES402A - Interpret and respond to a design briefInterpret and respond to a design brief N/A
BSBDES403A - Develop and extend design skills and practiceDevelop and extend design skills and practice N/A
BSBDES501A - Implement design solutionsImplement design solutions N/A
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plans N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 393213 Dressmaker Or Tailor 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4941-11 General Clothing Tradesperson 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Costumes and Makeup 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Costume Designer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 393213 Dressmaker Or Tailor 11/Nov/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4941-11 General Clothing Tradesperson 11/Nov/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 11/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 11/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

Descriptor 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the area of costume and wardrobe services for the film, television and entertainment industries. They may coordinate the operation of a costume department or business or operate on a freelance basis.

Job roles 

  • Costume designer
  • Wardrobe supervisor.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

Candidates may enter the qualification with limited 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.

Pre-requisite Units 

Code and title 

Pre-requisite units required 

CUFIND403B Work effectively in a costume studio

  • CUFCOS401A Make costumes
  • CUFCOS402A Construct costume components

CUFCOS503A Cut and drape complex period costumes

CUFCOS404A Cut and drape costumes

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by costume designers 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

  • dealing with performers tactfully and respectfully
  • negotiating changes to costume designs
  • interpreting scripts, design briefs and other production documentation
  • articulating potentially complex ideas
  • consulting with others on testing and refinement of design solutions
  • liaising with clients and colleagues on design concepts
  • negotiating with resource suppliers
  • making presentations and responding to questions
  • preparing presentation material and writing in a range of styles to suit target audiences
  • using verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to sustain audience interest during presentations
  • relating to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities

Teamwork

  • briefing colleagues on work requirements
  • fostering a cooperative team environment and monitoring team performance
  • seeking feedback from others on content and format of presentations

Problem-solving

  • replanning work schedules to take account of emergency situations
  • negotiating solutions to conflicting production needs
  • taking action to ensure a safe work environment
  • identifying and developing effective solutions to complex challenges of a varied and unpredictable nature

Initiative and enterprise

  • generating and developing concepts and ideas for a brief, including responses to situations where parameters may be quite broad and open or very restrictive
  • thinking laterally when developing concepts
  • creating and refining costume design concepts for a wide range of complex costumes

Planning and organising

  • planning and implementing all stages of projects
  • planning costume design and construction procedures and following through in a systematic way
  • establishing and managing production requirements and resources with regard to costumes and accessories
  • managing budgets
  • establishing and managing an OHS system
  • establishing and maintaining procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

Self-management

  • working to deadlines
  • following workplace procedures and complying with health and hygiene regulations
  • taking proactive responsibility for own professional development

Learning

  • identifying and accessing learning opportunities
  • providing OHS induction and training for team members
  • improving designs and costumes through experimentation and testing
  • keeping up to date with industry developments and trends
  • seeking expert advice as required

Technology

  • using computer software to create costume designs
  • using the internet for research purposes
  • using routine word processing in the context of completing workplace documentation
  • using sewing machines and other equipment to make costumes

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 16 

4 core units 

5 Group A units 

7 elective units 

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

The remaining 2 elective units  may be selected from the Group A  and/or Group B units  listed any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.

No more than 4  elective units previously achieved can be counted towards the qualification.

Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Core units 

Creative thinking 

BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process

Costume 

CUECOS405A Coordinate costume manufacture

Industry context 

CUFIND403B Work effectively in a costume studio

OHS 

BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace

Group A units  (specialist )

Costume 

CUECOS10B Make period costumes

CUECOS11B Make character costumes

CUECOS12B Make costumes for dance and physical theatre

CUECOS13B Create theatrical millinery

CUFCOS401A Make costumes

CUFCOS501A Manage an off-site wardrobe department

CUFCOS502A Design and construct costume corsetry and undergarments

CUFCOS503A Cut and drape complex period costumes

CUFCOS504A Design costumes

CUFCOS505A Realise costumes

Group B units 

Communication 

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

Costume 

CUFCOS402A Construct costume components

CUFCOS403A Construct blocks for period costumes

CUFCOS404A Cut and drape costumes

Creative thinking 

BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT403A Explore the history and social impact of creativity

BSBCRT501A Originate and develop concepts

Design 

BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief

BSBDES501A Implement design solutions

Financial management 

BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

Human resource management 

BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff

Industry context 

BSBCON401A Work effectively in a business continuity context

BSBDES403A Develop and extend design skills and practice

BSBREL401A Establish networks

CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis

CUEIND02B Research and evaluate theatrical references to inform industry practice

Innovation 

BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation

BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Fashion design and technology 

LMTFD5019B Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations

Management 

BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

BSBPMG508A Manage project risk

BSBPMG509A Manage project procurement

Marketing 

BSBMKG501B Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

OHS 

BSBOHS505B Manage hazards in the work environment

Production management 

CUETEM06B Organise and monitor bump in/bump out

Research 

CUFRES401A Conduct research

Stage management 

CUESMT12B Analyse performance outline/script

Sustainability 

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Workforce development 

BSBWOR502A Ensure team effectiveness

Writing 

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

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.

Wardrobe supervisor 

Core units plus:

  • CUFCOS05B Operate an off-site wardrobe department
  • CUECOS10B Make period costumes
  • CUFCOS503A Cut and drape complex period costumes
  • CUECOS11B Make character costumes
  • CUFCOS401A Make costumes
  • CUECOS15B Construct hard and soft sculptured specialised costumes
  • BSBPMG509A Manage project procurement
  • CUETEM06B Organise and monitor bump in/bump out
  • BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBWOR502A Ensure team effectiveness
  • LMTFD5019B Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
  • CUESMT12B Analyse performance outline/script.

Costume designer 

Core units plus:

  • CUFCOS504A Design costumes
  • CUFCOS505A Realise costumes
  • CUESMT12B Analyse performance outline/script
  • BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • BSBDES403A Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • CUFCOS502A Design and construct costume corsetry and undergarments
  • CUFCOS503A Cut and drape complex period costumes
  • CUECOS10B Make period costumes
  • CUECOS11B Make character costumes
  • CUECOS12B Make costumes for dance and physical theatre
  • LMTFD5019B Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
  • BSBCMM401A Make a presentation.

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