Course Title: Make presentations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: COMM7291C

Course Title: Make presentations

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ruth Wellington
Tel: 9925 9417

Nominal Hours: 35

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 course covers 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:

CUSGEN05A Make presentations


Evaluate presentations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the purpose, the audience and the medium to be used for the presentation
1.2 Collect information and materials required for the presentation, check accuracy and currency of the information collected and organise it in a logical structure
1.3 Evaluate the information and materials and select information/materials suitable to the level of knowledge and understanding of the audience
1.4 Create slides, overheads, tapes, brochures, pamphlets, pitching document and any other materials needed for the presentation as required


Make presentations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Present information in a clear, logical and interesting way, ensuring that there is a good introduction and a strong conclusion
2.2 Use appropriate public speaking techniques and visual and audio aids effectively as required
2.3 Encourage audience participation where possible and provide means for gaining audience feedback
2.4 Monitor and respond to audience needs and reactions and adjust presentation to ensure ongoing rapport and audience engagement in the presentation


Plan and prepare for the presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review presentation to see how well it achieved objectives, and check audience feedback to gauge the effectiveness of the presentation
3.2 Identify strengths and weaknesses of the presentation to inform subsequent presentations

Learning Outcomes

1 Plan and prepare for the presentation
2 Make presentations
3 Evaluate presentations

Details of Learning Activities

A combination of verbal and visual presentations using different communication devices and formats, along with a focus on folio presentation and individual preparedness for further design studies. A range of learning tools will be used to develop self awareness, public speaking and design discourse for folio review and evaluation.

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1
Week                                                                                      Learning Elements
10          Project presentation                                                      1,2,3
18          Selected coursework presentation                             1,2,3
Semester  2                                                                                  
Week                                                                                      Learning Elements
1            Course overview                                                            1,2,3
2            School of Design Information session
               Thurs. 24, B94, L1 Auditorium, 3.30 – 4.30pm         1,2,3
3                                                                                                       1,2,3
4            Open Day displays                                                         1,2,3
5                                                                                                       1,2,3
6                                                                                                       1,2,3
7             Visual Presentation of Designer’s work                    1,2,3
8             Pre-Selection processes & Folio development        1,2,3
9                                                                                                        1,2,3
10                                                                                                      1,2,3
11           Folio refinement and presentation                              1,2,3
12                                                                                                      1,2,3
13                                                                                                      1,2,3
14                                                                                                      1,2,3
15                                                                                                      1,2,3 
16            Folio preparation and review                                      1,2,3
17            Final submissions and assessment                           1,2,3
18            Folio sequencing and review for interview               1,2,3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Specified, where applicable, in the project and task handouts.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment activities will be as follows:

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress upon each submission.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent in the course students must demonstrate competence in all Elements and related Performance Criteria.
This unit is delivered in the " 2D & PRESENTATION STUDIO" with 2D Design Process.

Assessment Tasks

A series of visual and verbal presentations and folio reviews as preparation for final folio presentation at interview and other relevant selection processes.

Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

Other Information

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 3 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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