Course Title: Produce research reports and make presentations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: COMM5467C

Course Title: Produce research reports and make presentations

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5282 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required for producing workplace research reports and presenting these reports to appropriate personnel.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSICGEN501B Produce research reports and make presentations


1. Clarify the purpose of the report

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The purpose of the report is clarified with the person requesting the report
1.2 The audience for the report is determined
1.3 The scope of the report is determined and time allowed for the research and production of the report are discussed and established
1.4 Format, style and deadline for delivery of the report are agreed


2. Collect information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Sources of information are identified and strategies for obtaining the information established
2.2 Information is collected from a range of sources using appropriate techniques
2.3 Accurate records of information and sources are maintained


3. Analyse research findings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Data is analysed and interpreted
3.2 Accuracy and completeness of information is checked
3.3 Key issues for further research or discussion are identified
3.4 Conclusions and recommendations are developed


4. Report on research findings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Information on which the conclusions are based is organised in a clear and logical format in line within report writing conventions
4.2 Draft report is prepared for discussion and review
4.3 Draft report is edited in light of comments and is presented to appropriate personnel
4.4 Deadlines for provision of materials are met


5. Make presentations

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Presentations are relevant and appropriately researched
5.2 Sources of information are acknowledged
5.3 Presentations are clear and sequential and delivered within a predetermined time, using appropriate methods and equipment to enhance the presentation
5.4 Questions from the audience are responded to in a manner consistent with organisation standards

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

class discussions, research activities, presentation preparation

Teaching Schedule

This course is co delivered with Perform Molecular Biological Tests ONPS5665C
Week 9: Research report preparation in-class activities
Week 13: presentation 7/10/2015

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations


Assessment Tasks

Research report & presentation- in class 7/10/2015. Submission of written component due 7/10/2015. 

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA- competency acheived
NYC- not yet competent
DNS- did not sit for assessment

  • Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.
  • APPLICATION FOR 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 online at least 24 hours 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.
  • For missed assessments such as oral presentations- you (& your doctor, if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination

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