Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COMM5908C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

Course Contact : Program Administrstion

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Peter Kennedy
Phone:   9925 58079

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

The competency COMM5908C Make a Presentation.
is taught alongside the competency BUSM 5879C Interpret and respond to a design brief
Together, these competencies form a course that is holistic in nature and that focuses on the integration of the creative, communication and planning processes that support effective response to a design brief. The course will involve you researching and developing ideas, and developing concepts that are related to good visual design practice. You will also learn how to present this information in the most effective way.

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
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


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
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
3.3 Utilise feedback from the audience or from key personnel
involved in the presentation to make changes to central
ideas presented

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to respond effectively to a design brief,
develop creative design projects and and present the information in a relevant and effective manner.

Details of Learning Activities

In class and out of class activities
Online research activities
Class presentations
Analysing the Design Element with Drawing Tasks
teacher directed group activities
workshopping of presentations and projects

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentAssessment due dateElement
1Course Guide Presented
Make a Presentation web sites
Visit to the ngv
2Assessment Task 01 presented to class presentation / designer
What elements that make a good presentation
The importance of speaking correctly
The art of introduction, stance, pace, eye contact, pitch , energy, emphasis

Web search exercise using persuasive presentation techniques on line class exersize
Convince and conveying a message 
Preview Software


Research & work on Assessment Task 01
14 Public Speaking Tips
The right presentation topic.

5Assessment Task 01 due (class presentation)
Assessment Task 02 presented to class Business card/logo
Due the week beginning 15.03.20122, 3

Research & work on Assessment Task 02
How vocal tones can improve your presentation

7Work on Assessment Task 02 2

The three golden rules for presenting
Convince and conveying a message

 1, 3
9Studio class 2, 3
10Hand in and Present Assessment Task 02 ebusiness card/ logo class for class presentation Due Date Week Commencing:

Work on Assessment Task 03
Compare and contrast Presentation skills

 1, 2, 3
12Copywrite in the Design industries

Web Search & Presentation Assessment Task (upgraded Web sites, present web sites (aspects of business/ industry organizations/ OH&S, privacy laws, anti discrimination laws, ethical principles, )
 1, 2, 3
13Work on Assessment Task 03
Present eposter imagery on screen for feedback
 1, 2, 3
14Studio class  1, 2, 3
15Work on Assessment Task 03 1, 2, 3
16Hand in and Present to the class Assessment Task 03 ePoster
Present imagery on screen
Due Date
04. 06.2012
17Assessment and Review 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Foundations of Art and Design Alan Pipes Lawrence King



Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through weekly participation in class discussion, exercises, presentations & practical projects and you must demonstrate competence in all elements of the course in order to pass.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 01: Class Presentation Designer Due Date Week Commencing:
Tested by a class Presentation (Ungraded) 15.03.2012 Week 5
*Preparing for a Presentation
* Delivering a presentation
*Reviewing a presentation

Assessment Task 02: eBusiness Card/Logo design
Tested by a class Presentation (graded) Due Date Week Commencing:
01.05.2012 Week 10

Assessment Task 03: ePoster Design Due Date 04. 06.2012 Week 16
Tested by a class Presentation (graded)

In class Assessment Tasks (ungraded)
Tested in class by web searches, and class presentation.
Tested by direct observation in class

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

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.&#711;

Late Submissions
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

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RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

TAFE teaching is based on practical, industry skills training. The attendance of all classes is necessary to receive the maximum benefit of the program. Each course is designed to increase skills and knowledge incrementally. This means that each lesson assumes the successful completion of previous lessons and exercises. If a student misses a lesson it is the student’s responsibility to catch up. Please be aware that as a TAFE student you are responsible for your own learning.

A roll will be taken at the commencement of each class so please ensure that you are on time. Late arrivals will be marked as late on the roll. Multiple late arrivals or multiple absences may result in an ‘At Risk of Failure’ notice being issued.

Student Material Requirements
Please bring to EVERY class:
Visual diary, FireWire cable , External hard disk drive, blank DVDs.

Please Note: It is the student’s responsibility to back up their work regularly. &#8232;Lost work is NOT an excuse for late assignments.

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