Course Title: Create electronic presentations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: COSC5940C

Course Title: Create electronic presentations

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3216 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites required for this competency.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and produce electronic presentations for speakers, for self access and for online access.  No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit contains employability skills.

This unit applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who design electronic presentations.  They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be responsible for production of their own electronic presentations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU302A Create electronic presentations


1. Prepare to create presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Organise personal work environment in accordance with ergonomic requirements
1.2 Determine purpose, audience and mode of presentation in consultation with content author or presenter
1.3 Identify presentation requirements in terms of supporting documents, transparencies and equipment
1.4 Apply work organisation strategies and energy and resource conservation techniques to plan work activities


2. Create presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design slides, notes and handout masters to incorporate organisational and task requirements in relation to image and preferred style, avoiding distractions
2.2 Use software functions for consisgtency of design and layout, to meet identified presentation requirements.
2.3 Balance presentation features for visual impact and emphasis.
2.4 Use advanced software features to streamline and customise the presentation for different audiences
2.5 Prepare presentations within designated timelines


3. Finalise presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with design and production
3.2 Check presentation for spelling, consistency in presentation features and style, in accordance with task requirements.
3.3 Print presentation materials in accordance with presenter or audience requirements.
3.4 Store presentation, in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without loss or damage.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities inlcude class-based discussion and practical exercises in order to develop competency including the underpinning skils.

Teaching Schedule

Weekly schedule                
Week 1

Course guide
Overview of Course

Week 2

Prepare to create presentation
Using safe work practices
Energy and resource conservation
Organisational policy
Getting help
Using presentation applications
Create presentation
Slide basics
Working with an entire presentation

Week 3Create presentation
Inserting pictures and drawing objects
Adding charts (graphs)
Adding organisational charts
Preparing notes, handouts & running your presentation
Portfolio 1 due - 5%
- to be uploaded to the Learning Hub
(Consolidation Task 1)
Week 4Create presentation/Finalise presentation
Adding transitions & animation
Running a show automatically
Presentations for online access
Portfolio 2 due - 5%
- to be uploaded to the Learning Hub
(Consolidation Task 2)
Week 5Create presentation/Finalise presentation
Importing text
Creating an agenda slide
Creating a custom show
Package a presentation for a CD

Portfolio 3 and 4 due - 5% each
- to be uploaded to the Learning Hub
(Consolidation Tasks 3 and 4)

Week 6Individual presentations due

Presentations to be on a business-related
topic of choice.  Please refer to the marking
guide for further details. - 80%

 Weeks 7 - 18Please refer to course guide for EMPL5623C Develop and
extend critical and creative thinking skills 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

The Tilde Group, Be Competent in Presentations (PowerPoint 2003), Tilde Publishing Pty. Ltd.



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.  Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.  Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including: practical demonstration of techniques in a supervised test, and a review of selected presentation materials in a portfolio of evidence produced in class. Due to the complex nature of this competency, students may be required to demonstrate competency in any element more than once.  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.  In addition, formative feedback will be provided to students throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Portfolio of work (completed in class) - 20%
Students will complete set practical exercises in class.  These exercises should be completed weekly and submitted to be marked in class as either competent or not yet competent.  Please note that exercises should be submitted on a regular basis.  Late submission of exercises will not be accepted.

Final presentation - to be presented in class in week 6 - 80%
This is an individual presentation and should be developed around a business topic of choice.  Please refer to the individual marking guide on the Learning Hub for further details of this assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information


A pass in an assessment piece will result in a grade for the student.  Where a pass is achieved competency for that assessment is given.  Where a pass is not achieved in any assessment piece an NYC (Not Yet Competent) grade will be given.  Competency MUST be achieved for each element of competency within a competency standard for a pass grade (or higher grade) to be given.  Where competency for all elements of competency is not achieved, an overall NN grade will result.

Submission of written work/assessment

All of your written work must conform with RMIT guidelines "Written Reports and Essays: Guidelines for Referencing and Presentation in RMIT Business" which can be found on the RMIT website.

All of your written assessment must be lodged by the due date in the format specified for the particular assessment task.  Written assessments must have a footer containing:  student number, student name, course code, title of assessment and teacher’s name.

Staple your assignment.  Please do not place in plastic binders or plastic pockets.

Attach a signed Assignment Cover Sheet to each submission of written work or assessment.  Cover sheets are available near the lifts on Level 13.

You must keep a copy of your assignment/written work, which can be produced if the original is lost or damaged.

Late Submission of Work or Assessment

Only in cases of exceptional and genuine hardship (not including inconvenience or poor study planning), will limited extensions be considered.  Students must lodge a completed Application of Extension Form before the official submission date for the work or assessment.  Completed applications are to be addressed to the course coordinator and submitted via Reception on Level 13, Building 108.  Documentary evidence should be provided.  Note:  Extensions are not automatically granted.

Employability Skills

This course/competency includes the employability skills listed below which are assessable under the Business Services Training Package.

In order to be able to effectively demonstrate the required employability skills during the course, students should participate and aim to attend punctually.  Students are required to contribute to 80% plus of the required classes.  Please note that employability skills are assessed across the entire program.

Employability skills are a core component of the competency and if a student is unable to effectively demonstrate these skills, a mark of NYC (Not Yet Competent) will be given for the course.

Employability skills identified for this course are:

Initiative and enterprise
Planning and organisation

From July 2008 students issued with Training Package qualifications have been informed by their Registered Training Organisation that Employability Skills Summaries for Training Package qualifications can be downloaded from  Registered Training Organisations are required to add the mandatory sentence providing the URL for the Employability Skills Summaries to Training Package and qualification testamurs from 1 January 2009.  The Australian Qualification Framework Implementation Handbook has been amended to show this requirement.

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