Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: COMM5928C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact : Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5944

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Joanne Mackay (Course co-ordinator)
Building 80, Level 5, room 18

Tel.9925 5540

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.  No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

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


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



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

This section


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 Use persuasive communication techniques to secure audience interest
2.4 Provide opportunities for participants to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation to meet participant needs and preferences
2.5 Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning experiences are planned for this course including class and online activities,  use of various online databases.

Teaching Schedule

This course is codelivered with LAW 5190 The Conveyancing Process (VU20114).

 Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
  o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
  o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
The nominal hours associated with this course are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.



Conveyancing Process

Make a Presentation


Assessment Tasks

Competencies Delivered
1 6 July

Introduction to the Course including:
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Submission requirements
• Extensions/Resubmissions
• Feedback in this course
• Getting help

Course Overview – The conveyancing process in legal and conveyancing practice

Introduction the real estate industry


LAW5190 (VU20114)

2 13 July Real Estate IndustryUnderstanding the Target audience 

LAW5190 (VU20114)

3 20 July

Commonly used forms of contracts of sale of land.

Analyse contract and vendor’s statement,

Understanding the Target audience


LAW5190 (VU20114)

4 27 July

Finance Clauses, Cooling-off

File processes, searches and certificates

Presentation strategies, format and delivery methods  

LAW5190 (VU20114)

5 3 Aug

Vendor’s (s.32) statements,

Read case study cases

Presentation aids, materials and techniques 

LAW5190 (VU20114)

6 17 Aug

examine auction report requirements and plan auction attendance

Contravention of s.32 Sale of Land Act

Verbal and non-verbal communication

release auction instructions

LAW5190 (VU20114)

7 24 AugCASE SUMMARY - Presentation  Audience interest

CASE SUMMARY - Presentation and

25% report

LAW5190 (VU20114)

8 31Aug               

Contravention of s.32 Sale of Land Act

Domestic Building legislation, Illegal structures, Consumer legislation


LAW5190 (VU20114)


 31 Aug-4 Sept


 7 Sept                    

Deposits, Insurance, caveats  

LAW5190 (VU20114)

10 14 SeptAUCTION PRESENTATIONSReinforcing messages and improving understanding

Presentation and 25% report

LAW5190 (VU20114)

11 21 Sept


Summarising and Review


LAW5190 (VU20114)

12 28 Sept



LAW5190 (VU20114)

13 5 Oct



LAW5190 (VU20114)

14 12 Oct

Adjustments, Settlement, Breach of contract,  



LAW5190 (VU20114)

15 19 OctClass Test- 2 hour open book (or week 16 according to group final test schedule)  50% Open Book Final Test

LAW5190 (VU20114)

16 26 OctFeedback Interviews  

LAW5190 (VU20114)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Libbis, Simon. Conveyancing Victoria 2015, Hybrid Press, available from publisher at student discount.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

• demonstration of preparation, delivery and evaluation of a presentation
•  direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
•  observation of presentations
•  review of selected presentation aids, materials and techniques
•  review of briefing provided for others involved in the presentation
•  evaluation of techniques implemented to review the effectiveness of the presentation.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 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.

Assessment Tasks

To pass this course, you need to demonstrate you are competent to the industry standard as required of a paralegal. To achieve this, you must complete all assessments to an acceptable industry standard.  

For COMM5928C Make a presentation (BSBCMM401A), only Assessments 1 and 2 must be completed to an acceptable standard.

To demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes in this course the following evidence is essential:

LAW5190 The Conveyancing Process (VU20114)

  • Knowledge of the legislation, principles and practices that regulate contracts for the sale and purchase of land including auction sales
  • Investigation of documents, procedures and obligations relevant to complete a conveyancing transaction
  • Analysis of the law relating to defective building work and illegal structures in the context of sales of land
  • Examination of statutory intervention in contracts of the sale of land
  • Analysis of law and practices specifically relating to auction sales
  • Examination of terms implied by courts and commonly expressed contained in contracts for the sale of land

COMM5928C Make a presentation (BSBCMM401A):

  • 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.

Assessment Task 1 - Case Summary - Presentation (grading purposes 50%) (VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process and  BSBCMM401A Make a presentation)
Due Date:
Week 7
Submission Procedure:  In class

Students will be required to summarise a particular case, and then in pairs, advocate the case for either the plaintiff / defendant  or appellant / respondent.   The case summary should be approximately 1 page and must be handed in, and shared with the rest of the class. 

Assessment Task 2 -  Auction Report Presentation (grading purposes 50%) (VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process and BSBCMM401A Make a presentation)
Due Date: Weeks 10 &  11 - Presentations  (Week 11 - final Report submission).
Submission Procedure: Auction Report to be submitted in class with associated documents. Report only to be submitted on Blackboard via Turnitin.

Students will be required to attend an auction of sale of land.  Students are to choose their own auction (not a group activity).  After attending the auction, students will required to review aspects of the auction as they relate to the core competencies for both LAW5190 - The Conveyancing Process and  COMM5928C Make a presentation.  Students will be required to submit a written report, and present their findings in class.

Assessment Task 3 - Final Test (VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process ONLY)
Due Date:
Week 15
Submission Procedure: Final in class 2 hour open book assessment

The purpose of this assessment is to all learning outcomes for VU20114 - The Conveyancing Process

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.  Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.

Assessment Matrix

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LAW 5190 The Conveyancing Process 

80-10HDHigh distinction
DNSDNSDid not submit for Assessment

COMM 5928C – Make a Presentation 

CHD     Competent, with High Distinction                        
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent, with credit
CAGCompetent, with Pass
NYCNot yet competent
DNSDid not submit assessment

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Other Information

Submission Requirements
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 extensions of time. (Please refer to the information in the Late Submission Procedure section below)
   • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
• 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
• Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment,
unit code and title and page numbers.

Late Submission Procedures
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time, by circumstances outside your control, you must apply in advance for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
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Form to use:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
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If you fail an assessment  you will be allowed one resubmission only in COMM 5928C Make a Presentation. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is Pass.  If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment.  For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
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