Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: COMM5970C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4379 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Contact: Warren James

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4632

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geraldine Walton

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation 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

Please refer to the elements of competency.

Details of Learning Activities

Participants will work individually and in groups.
Participants are required to read the course notes and any information provided on the "myRMIT Studies".

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

This unit will be delivered as fully online with ongoing support online@RMIT using "myRMIT Studies".

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 "myRMIT Studies". 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

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Cluster 3: The following table details the process of assessment for this cluster of units:

BSBWHS404A - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

BSBCMM401A - Make a presentation

BSBPMG522A - Undertake project work


Assessment Tasks


Task 1



Task 2



Task 3



Task 4



Assessment Tasks

This course will be assessed in conjunction w









 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (Assignment)



Make a presentation (Assignment)



Undertake project work (Assignment)



Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment Information

• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exam, prac reports, and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. But you also need to have passed the other assessments as well. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the prac reports).

• Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.

• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected

• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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