Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COMM5958C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: S0083 - Enterprise Trainer - Presenting Skill Set

Course Contact: Ms Jo Bradford

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4347

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Maria Dimitrakopoulos
TAE Administration Officer
School of Education
Workforce Development
Building 51 - Level 2
80 - 92 Victoria St 3053
Ph: 9925 4933


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 skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.

This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. 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


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


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


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

The learning outcomes of this course will enable you to demonstrate the ability to:  

  • carry out a minimum of three training sessions, involving demonstrating and instructing particular work skills for different groups; with each session addressing:
    • different learning objectives
    • a range of techniques and effective communication skills appropriate to the audience.

Details of Learning Activities

This course has a strong practical focus encouraging you to link the learning in the course to your practice as a trainer.  Your learning will feed into you developing, delivering and evaluating training sessions in two common formats used in classrooms: presentations and instruction in work skills.  

Activities include viewing video presentations, self-check quizzes, evaluation of your own and your peers’ work, developing session plans and a weekly webinar which will also be recorded if you cannot attend. 

You will also have the opportunity to develop your digital literacy through learning about apps and tools that can enhance your delivery of training.  If you choose to use these tools in your delivery you will be awarded a digital badge that you will be able to share on social media with colleagues and employers to show you have achieved this important 21st century employability skill.

Teaching Schedule


Online Module and topics


Tasks to be submitted

Due date

Week 1 March 20

Module 1 Getting started



Mentor’s role


Weekly  Live and recorded March 23 6:30-7.30pm

Questions and discussion about course content

Self introduction on course forum

by March 24


Module 2 Preparing for a training session





Overview session plans





The VET system





Adult Learning





Creating Learning objectives





Week 2 March 27

Module 3 Digital literacy

March 30 6:30-7.30 pm





Training with technology






Digital presentation tools






Module 4 Session1






Principles of effective communication






Develop and video a 5 minute knowledge presentation for the class.


Upload video

Give feedback on videos of 2 peers

by April 2


by April 5


Week 3 April 3

Module 5 Session 2

NB Delivery of your 3 training sessions nos.2, 3 & 4 will depend on logistics at your workplace and availability of your mentor.

April 6

6:30 pm





Intro Work skill instruction






Work skill instruction demonstration video






Learners in VET






Tips for delivery






Plan deliver and evaluate a work skill instruction session


Provide session plan, self & mentor evaluation

Observation checklist




Due May 22 but you can submit earlier


Week 4 April 10

Module 6 Session 3

RMIT is closed April 14 to April 18 inclusive for Easter break

April 13

6:30 pm





Plan, deliver and evaluate a combined session of a presentation & work skill instruction


Provide session plan, self & mentor evaluation

Observation checklist

Due May 22 but you can submit earlier


Week 5 April 19

Module 7 Session 4

Webinar April 20

6:30 pm





Plan, deliver and evaluate a combined session of a presentation and work skill instruction


Provide session plan, self & mentor evaluation

Observation checklist

Due May 22 but you can submit earlier


Weeks 6 to 10

No scheduled classes

April 24 to May 22

Finalisation of assessment tasks

Complete planning, delivery and evaluation of 3 sessions if necessary. Obtain feedback from your mentor.

Consultation with facilitator as required.

Module 8: Complete the 8 short answer questions for Assessment  task 2.

Module 9 Complete course evaluation




Task 1 Plan, deliver and evaluate training sessions

Task 2 Skills and Knowledge Questions are all due on May 22, 2017

Due May 22



Due May 22


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is broken into two tasks – task 1 where you will plan, deliver and evaluate 4 training sessions and task 2 – Answer eight (8) short answer questions based on the two units in the Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set.

These assessment tasks holistically assess both TAEDEL301A and BSBCMM401A

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task One:

You will plan, deliver and evaluate 4 training sessions. Sessions 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 will each be delivered to different groups and the sessions will have different learning objectives and activities.

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate a short knowledge presentation (video 5 mins in length).

Feedback given by course participants and the course facilitator.

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate a work skill instruction session (20 to 30 mins in length).

Feedback given by your mentor at the end of your session plan and on the mentor’s observation checklist

1.3        Develop, deliver and evaluate a combined presentation and work skill instruction session  (30 to 60 mins)

Feedback given by your mentor at the end of your session plan and on the observation checklist

1.4        Develop, deliver and evaluate a combined presentation and work skill instruction session

(30 to 60 mins)

Feedback given by your mentor at the end of your session plan and on the observation checklist


Assessment task two:

You must complete at the end of the course 8 short answer questions (min 50 words – max 100 words per question) based on the skills and knowledge of the two units in the TAESS00007 Enterprise Trainer -Presenting skill set: BSBCMM401A Make a Presentation and TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction.

  1. What are the key principles of effective communication that you follow in delivery of training?
  2. Give 2 areas of a possible breakdown of communication between trainers and learners in a learning environment. What are the causes? How could you avoid them?
  3. What are some important aspects of giving constructive feedback?
  4. Describe 3 barriers that learners may experience in participating well in the classroom. How can these be addressed?
  5. Give two examples of how you have responded to individual difference in your classes.
  6. Why is it important to use a variety of learning techniques?
  7. Why is it important to use a variety of evaluation techniques?
  8. Why do trainers need to monitor their own performance?

Due Date for submission of both assessment tasks one and two: May 22 2017

Assessment Matrix

This unit is holistically assessed with TAEDEL301A through task 1 and task 2, a detailed matrix can be found on the Canvas LMS web site.

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.;ID=x3ddsmsrwa1hz



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.;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


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.;ID=kehn9bz22r41


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.;ID=az8fl470ucg41

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