Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COMM5965C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Robin Blood

Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and make effective presentations to a group of people.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM401A 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 your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete assessments and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study. Reference mode of delivery for this course is face-to-face. In class activities will include: • class assessments to review discussions/lectures • practical demonstrations • lectures • online activities • projects • peer learning • class presentations • group discussion • online research • independent project based work • teacher directed group activities/projects • studio practice • other activities as decided by teaching staff Out of class activities will include: • online activities • research • independent project based work • teacher directed group projects • other activities as decided by teaching staff, self directed learning • online research

Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

1 presentation
1 folio preparation

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

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Assessment Tasks

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Assessment Matrix

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Other Information

Academic Progress:
At the end of each academic period individual student progress will be reviewed by the Student Academic Progress Review Committee and students will be advised of their eligibility for progression.

Student Charter:
The Student Charter, in association with the University’s statutes and law, indicates what the University and its students can expect from each other. The University’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge to meet the needs of industry and the community and to foster in students the skills and passion to contribute to and engage with the world.

Student Responsibilities:
In undertaking this course students are required to be responsible for:
•The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
•RMIT encourages students to attend all scheduled classes to optimise academic success.
•To ascertain what content or assessment has been missed, and gather the information prior to next class.
•To be proactive in mastering the academic material of the course by challenging, questioning and extending course outcomes.
•To be responsible for the maintenance of a non-disruptive and scholastic attitude in the learning environment.

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Extension of Time for Submission of Assessable work Procedure:
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Equitable Assessment:
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Assessment Principles:
Final assessment decisions can be reviewed and or appealed.

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Employability skills:
Employability skills describe non-technical skills and competencies that are an important part of
effective and successful participation in the workplace.

The following Employability Skills are an inherent part of this course:
Communication, Teamwork, Problem solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and organising,
Self management, Learning and Technology.

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