Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: COMM5944C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 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

Details of Learning Activities

The types of learning activities may include:

  • Production and presentation skills
  • Oral and written presentations
  • Folio development and formatting
  • Tertiary application procedures

Teaching Schedule

 Week Week beg. Mon. Semester 2 Program Learning Elements
 111 July
 Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures
 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 18 July
 Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures
 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 25 July
 Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 1 Aug
 Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 8 Aug
 Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 15 Aug Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 22 Aug Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 29 Aug Task 1 - Pre-selection procedures 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 5 Sept
 Task 2 - Designer profile 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 12 Sept
 Task 2 - Designer profile 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 19 Sept
 Task 2 - Designer profile 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 24 Sept - 9 Oct
 Mid semester holidays
 10 Oct
 Task 2 - Designer profile 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 17 Oct
 Task 2 - Designer profile presentations 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 24 Oct
 Folio preparation/formatting/review 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 31 Oct
 Folio preparation/formatting/review 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3
 7 Nov
 Assessment week
 1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks are as follows:

  • A research report and visual presentation (50%)
  • Pre-selection task and application procedures (50%)

Assessment Matrix

This Course will be assessed as:

Not Yet Competent - NYC

Competency Achieved - CA
Competency with Credit - CC
Competency with Distinction – CDI

Competency with High Distinction - CHD

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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