Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COMM5928C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4226 - Certificate IV in Frontline Management

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Seymour Jacobson

9925 1563

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.

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 present

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Activities include discussion of key concepts, application of key concepts to current situations, participating in case studies and problem solving scenarios.

Teaching Schedule



Week 1

Course introduction
Introduction to presentations
Evaluating yourself - assessing your current
presentation skills, assessing your comfort level
 1, 2, 3
Week 2

An overview and types of presentations Ditto 1
Week 3

Presentation methods and strategies
Giving good presentations
 Ditto 1
Week 4

Planning, organising and sequencing the presentation

 Ditto 1
Week 5

Finalise work in class for Part A of Portfolio -
assessment due at 5pm, day of class
Week 6

Effective presentation techniques
Key points to credibility
 Ditto 2
Week 7

Delivering your presentation Ditto 2
Week 8

Dealing with nerves

 Ditto 2
Week 9

Part B of Portfolio - Presentation in class
  1, 2
Week 10

Part B of Portfolio - Presentation in class
  1, 2
Week 11

Question time
Strategy and logistics
 Ditto 2
Week 12

Evaluating and perfecting presentations
 Ditto 3
Week 13

Student presentations
Part C due today at 5pm from students who present in
Week 12 (include marked Parts A and B)
  2, 3
Week 14

Student presentations
Part C due today at 5pm from students who present in
Week 13 (include marked Parts A and B)
  2, 3
Week 15

Week 16

Student presentations
Part C due today at 5pm from students who present in
Week 14 (include marked Parts A and B)

Course review
Part C due today at 5pm from students who present in
Week 15 (include marked Parts A and B)

  2, 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text


Other Resources

Will be provided in myRmit studies.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulated work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

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 will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment:  Portfolio consisting of 3 parts

Part A:  Prepare a presentation (Element 1).
Plan and type out a presentation document (500 - 700 words) on a topic approved by your teacher  (note that you do not actually do a Presentation yet in Part A).  Address the following areas in your assessment document submission, using a Business Writing format:-

1.  What is your topic?
2.  Outline your objectives for the presentation.
3.  Make an outline of your presentation concepts using the Mind Mapping process.
4.  Sequence your presentation concepts using a flowchart (note that when you deliver the topic presentation in assessment Part C, the time limit for your talk is ten minutes, so do not include too much of content) .
5.  What visuals are you going to use?

Part B:  Deliver a presentation (Element 2).
Plan and deliver a 10-minute presentation that answers the following questions (note that you do not launch into the full presentation of your topic, this is reserved for Part C) .  Your teacher will provide feedback on your presentation responses to the questions.

1.  What is your topic?
2.  What are your major points?
3.  What structure will you use to present those points, and why?
4.  What two persuasive communication techniques will you use to emphasise your points?

Part C:  Review the presentation (Element 3)
Using the presentation information you have prepared for Parts A and B above;
1.  Present your topic, ie, Introduction, Body of your talk and Conclusion.
2.  Design a participant evaluation sheet that you will use for the presentation to your classmates.
3.  After the presentation, write a reflection paper (800 - 1000 words) on the following questions -

  • What went well in my preparation?
  • What do I need to further develop or work on in my preparation?
  • What went well in my delivery?
  • What do I need to further develop or work on in my delivery?
All assessment tasks are graded assessments, see details below:-

CHD   Competent with High Distinction
CDI     Competent with Distinction
CC      Competent with Credit
CAG    Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC    Not Yet Competent
DNS    Did Not Submit for Assessment

Do not use plastic folders or sleeves when submitting assessments as we need to follow sustainable work practices within the program.

Assessment Matrix


BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

Portfolio Part APortfolio Part BPortfolio Part C
Prepare a presentationYY 
Deliver a presentation YY
Review the presentation YY


Evidence of the following is essential:
• 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

Other Information

Submission Requirements
Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard unless held in class
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 Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• 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 blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Juliet Wiggins S123456, Task 2, EMPL5625C Recruit, select and induct staff, Page 1 of 10.

Marking Guide (competency):

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

Marking Guide (Grading)

:After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:


We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to making a presentation


We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in presenting to others. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable human resource legislative requirements in all the assessment tasks.


We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in making a presentation and how these might be addressed.


We expect to see ongoing uploading of information that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.


We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to recruitent management in the workplace.

Final Grades table:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

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

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