Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: COMM5928C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5944

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Webster (Co-ordinator)
Building 80, Level 5 Tel.9925 5458


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

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.

This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training, promotions, etc. They contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation


1. Prepare a presentation

Performance Criteria:



2. Deliver a presentation

Performance Criteria:



3. Review the presentation

Performance Criteria:


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning experiences are planned for this course including class and online activities,  use of various online databases.

Teaching Schedule

This course is codelivered and coassessed with LAW5190 - The Conveyancing Process (VU20114).

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
  o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
  o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities




(week commencing)

Week 1 – 8 Feb

Introduction – REVISION – course outline and discussion, Real Estate industry overview, Sale of Land Act


Week 2 – 15 Feb

Real Estate Industry cont’d, and introduction to Contract for Sale of Land documents

Distribute Assessment Task 1 – Case report

Week 3 – 22 Feb

Section 32 Statements requirements



Week 4 – 29 Feb

Contravention of s.32 Sale of Land Act

Research and prepare case study for assessment in week 7

Week 5 – 7 March

File processes, searches and certificates, conduct of file

Analyse contract of sale of land


Distribute Assessment Task 2 – Auction report

Week 6 – 14 March

Analyse contract of sale of land

Cooling off, finance clauses


Week 7 – 21 March (includes mid semester break 24 – 30 March)

   Case Report Oral Presentation 25%

In Class 25% Assessment

Case report and Oral Presentations

Week 8 – 4 April

Deposits, caveats, insurance


Discuss Auction Report Assessment

Week 9 – 11 April

Adjustments, Settlement Breach of contract


Week 10 – 18 April


Auction/research Presentations-30% (all students to attend)

Week 11 – 25 April


Auction/research Presentations-cont’d (all students to attend)

Week 12 – 2 May

Work integrated learning

Practical placement

Week 13 – 9 May

Work integrated learning

Practical placement

Week 14 – 16 May

Domestic Building legislation, Illegal structures, Consumer legislation Revision


Week 15 – 23 May

Major test – Open Book – 45% - all topics

Assessment task 3 –

Major test – Open Book – 45%

Week 16– 30 May

Review & deferred assessment







Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Libbis, Simon. Conveyancing Victoria 2014, Hybrid Press

Other Resources

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

• demonstration of preparation, delivery and evaluation of a presentation
•  direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
•  observation of presentations
•  review of selected presentation aids, materials and techniques
•  review of briefing provided for others involved in the presentation
•  evaluation of techniques implemented to review the effectiveness of the presentation.Students 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.

Students 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

To pass this course, you need to demonstrate you are competent to the industry standard as required of a paralegal. To achieve this, you must complete all assessments to an acceptable industry standard.   For COMM5928C Make a presentation (BSBCMM401A), only Assessments 1 and 2 must be completed to an acceptable standard.

To demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes in this course the following evidence is essential:

LAW5190 The Conveyancing Process (VU20114)

  • Knowledge of the legislation, principles and practices that regulate contracts for the sale and purchase of land including auction sales
  • Investigation of documents, procedures and obligations relevant to complete a conveyancing transaction
  • Analysis of the law relating to defective building work and illegal structures in the context of sales of land
  • Examination of statutory intervention in contracts of the sale of land
  • Analysis of law and practices specifically relating to auction sales
  • Examination of terms implied by courts and commonly expressed contained in contracts for the sale of land

COMM5928C Make a presentation (BSBCMM401A):

  • preparation, delivery and evaluation of the effectiveness of at least two presentations related to the candidate’s occupation or area of interest
  • knowledge of the principles of effective communication.

Assessment Task 1 - Case Summary - Presentation and Debate (VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process and  BSBCMM401A Make a presentation)
Due Date: week 7
Submission Procedure:  In class

Students will be required to summarise a particular case, and then in pairs, advocate the case for either the plaintiff / defendant  or appellant / respondant.   The case summary should be approximately 1 page and must be handed in, and shared with the rest of the class. 

Assessment Task 2 -  Auction Report  (VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process and BSBCMM401A Make a presentation)
Due Date: Weeks 10 &  11 - Presentations - Week 11 - Report.
Submission Procedure: Auction Report to be submitted in class with associated documents. Report only to be submitted on Blackboard via Turnitin.

Students will be required to attend an auction of sale of land.  Students are to choose their own auction (not a group activity).  After attending the auction, students will required to review aspects of the auction as they relate to the core competencies for both LAW5190 - The Conveyancing Process and  COMM5928C Make a presentation.  Students will be required to submit a written report, and present their findings in class.

Assessment Task 3 - Final Test (VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process ONLY)
Due Date: Week 15
Submission Procedure: Final in class open book assessment

The purpose of this assessment is to all learning outcomes for VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.  Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.

Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide:

Grades received throughout semester are only indicative of your performance. These grades will only contribute to your final grade if you complete all assessments to an acceptable industry standard. If students cannot demonstrate competency across all learning outcomes or elements of the course the maximum grade they can achieve is NYC. If students fail to submit one or more pieces of assessment, the maximum grade available is DNS.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below:

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved - Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for assessment





Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Other Information

Submission Requirements

You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date:
   • If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for extensions of time. (Please refer to the information in the Late Submission Procedure section below)
   • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks (hard copy and soft copy).
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration
and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for
assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for
assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on
• Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment,
unit code and title and page numbers.

Late Submission Procedures

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time, by circumstances outside your control, you must apply in advance for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
  More Information:
  Form to use:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
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Form to use:

Students who achieve an indicative grade of greater than 50%, yet have not demonstrated competency across all learning outcomes will be given the opportunity to undertake an oral questioning with the assessor in which they will be required to demonstrate competence in the elements or learning outcomes not yet demonstrated. If students cannot demonstrate competency across all learning outcomes or elements of the course the maximum grade they can achieve is NN or Not Yet Competent.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment.  For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
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