Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COMM5939C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4235 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Grace

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation


Deliver a presentation

Performance Criteria:

1. Explain and discuss desired outcomes of the presentation with the target audience
2. Use presentation aids, materials and examples to support target audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas
3. Monitor non-verbal and verbal communication of participants to promote attainment of presentation outcomes
4. Use persuasive communication techniques to secure audience interest
5. Provide opportunities for participants to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation to meet participant needs and preferences
6. Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding


Prepare a presentation

Performance Criteria:

1. Plan and document presentation approach and intended outcomes
2. Choose presentation strategies, format and delivery methods that match the characteristics of the target audience, location, resources and personnel needed
3. Select presentation aids, materials and techniques that suit the format and purpose of the presentation, and will enhance audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas
4. Brief others involved in the presentation on their roles/responsibilities within the presentation
5. Select techniques to evaluate presentation effectiveness


Review the presentation

Performance Criteria:

1. Implement techniques to review the effectiveness of the presentation
2. Seek and discuss reactions to the presentation from participants or from key personnel involved in the presentation
3. Utilise feedback from the audience or from key personnel involved in the presentation to make changes to central ideas presented

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participants will work individually and in groups.
Participants are required read the course notes and any information provided on the RMIT Learning Hub.

Participants are also required to read the chapter from the recommended text relating to the session topic.

The learning activities include:
• Case studies
• Videos
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

The delivery design of this course allows this module to be delivered as face to face for one day followed by ongoing support online@RMIT using RMIT learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text as comprehensive course material will be provided.


Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web sites Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
• Subject outlines
• Lecture notes
• Reading materials
• Activities

Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include:
• Articles of interest
• Class videos
• OHS videos
• Useful external links
• Assignments
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met

Assessment Tasks

A major class based assessment – Conduct a presentation to peers and management - 50% of total mark.

A major work based assessment – Conduct a workplace OH&S meeting - 50% of total mark

This assessment requires you to prepare, present and review two presentations. One class based and one workplace based.

The purpose of this assignment is to develop your presentation skills to enable you to present to a range of audiences in a professional, engaging and confident manner.

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class.

Assessment Matrix

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