Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: COMM7337C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4371 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury


Phone: 9925 4345


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


Course Description

The ability to communicate concepts and ideas with work colleagues, supervisors, clients and others is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, events and audiovisual industries.

In this course you will practice your communication and gain the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation on a chosen topic to a target audience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation


1 Prepare a presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plan and document presentation approach and intended outcomes

1.2 Choose presentation strategies, format and delivery methods that match the characteristics of the target audience, location, resources and personnel needed

1.3 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

1.4 Brief others involved in the presentation on their roles/responsibilities within the presentation

1.5 Select techniques to evaluate presentation effectiveness


2 Deliver a presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explain and discuss desired outcomes of the presentation with the target audience

2.2 Use presentation aids, materials and examples to support target audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas

2.3 Monitor non-verbal and verbal communication of participants to promote attainment of presentation outcomes

2.4 Use persuasive communication techniques to secure audience interest

2.5 Provide opportunities for participants to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation to meet participant needs and preferences

2.6 Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding


3 Review the presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Implement techniques to review the effectiveness of the presentation

3.2 Seek and discuss reactions to the presentation from participants or from key personnel involved in the presentation

3.3 Utilise feedback from the audience or from key personnel involved in the presentation to make changes to central ideas presented

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to:

  • Prepare a presentation
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Review the presentation

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include but are not limited to:

  • Class discussions
  • Peer learning
  • Listening to, participating in and reviewing presentations

Teaching Schedule

Class Teaching Schedule (Subject to change) Assessment
  • Course overview, Assessment and assessment requirements.
  • Blackboard resources
  • Planning for presentations
  • Planning for presentations
  • Produce presentation assessment roster
  • Planning for presentations
  • Deliver presentations
Assessment 1 of 1 for some students following a roster.
  • Deliver presentations
Assessment 1 of 1 for some students following a roster.
  • Deliver presentations
Assessment 1 of 1 for some students following a roster.
  • Deliver presentations
Assessment 1 of 1 for some students following a roster.
  • Deliver presentations
Assessment 1 of 1 for some students following a roster.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT.

Your teacher will provide you with the necessary resources in classes and you must bring note taking materials to classes. This may be a laptop, tablet, smart phone or note paper and pen.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Assessments in this course are ungraded.

There is one assessment task for this course.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete all the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment 1 of 1

Each student will prepare and present a 3-5 minute presentation to the class on a topic which will be agreed upon by the student and teacher.

The chosen topic must be ‘safe for work’.

Presentation dates and times will follow a roster.

Acceptable presentation methods include:

  •  An aural presentation with or without support aid material eg. Powerpoint Presentation with the opportunity for audience questions.
  • A demonstration of an item of equipment with the opportunity for audience questions.
  • A demonstration of a process. Eg. Introduction to Google Sketchup with the opportunity for audience questions.
  • YouTube style video presentation including voiceover and graphics as appropriate. You will show your video in class with the opportunity for audience questions.

Please note: you are expected to support your fellow students by attending and participating at all presentations.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.


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