Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: COMM5928C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4228 - Certificate IV in Marketing

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator:
Greg Cameron
Ph: 9925 5518
Building 108, level 14

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

None required

Course Description

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


Deliver a presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The desired outcomes of the presentation are explained to, and discussed with the target audience
2.2 Presentation aids, materials and examples are used to support target audience understanding of key concepts and ideas
2.3 Non verbal and verbal communication of participants is monitored to promote attainment of presentation outcomes
2.4 Opportunities are provided for participants to seek clarification on key ideas and concepts and the presentation is adjusted to meet participant needs and preferences
2.5 Key concepts and ideas are summarised at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding
2.6 Variations in verbal and non-verbal communication are used to maintain participant engagement


Prepare the presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Written preparation is undertaken to support delivery of the presentation
1.2 Outcomes for the presentation are determined to provide focus
1.3 Presentation strategies are chosen to match the characteristics of the target audience, the location, the resources and the personnel needed
1.4 Presentation aids and materials are selected to enhance audience understanding of key concepts and ideas


Review the presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 A review strategy is implemented to determine the effectiveness of the presentation
3.2 The strategy selected utilises feedback from participants
3.3 The reactions of key personnel to the delivery are sought and discussed
3.4 Adjustments to delivery are considered and incorporated

Learning Outcomes

This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.

Details of Learning Activities

Learner activities:
• Groups will reflect and discuss key concepts.
• Individuals/groups will apply concepts to current situations.
• Students will summarise key points.
• Individuals will participate in case studies and problem solving scenarios
• Groups will respond to generic question sessions.

The use of “real world” examples will facilitate the understanding of the theoretical concepts and students will be encouraged to use lateral thinking

Competency Based Assessment
Students will be provided with more than one opportunity to demonstrate competence. Competency based assessment is detailed below in “Assessment methods” and “Assessment Tasks”.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginning Element: Single Group Classroom Sessions Topic
Week 1 – 8th Feb Course introduction Expectations – team and individual; assessments
Week 2 – 15th Feb All Elements  - Introduction to presentations
Week 3 – 22nd Feb All Elements - Types of presentations
Week 4 – 1st Mar All Elements - Presentation methods and strategy
Week 5 – 8th Mar Element 2 - Giving good presentations
Week 6 – 15th Mar Elements 1 & 2 - Planning, organizing and sequencing presentations
Week 7 – 22nd Mar Element 2 - Effective presentation techniques
Week 8 – 29th Mar Elements 1 & 2 - Credibility in presentations
Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation) Easter 2010
Week 8 – 5th April Elements 1 & 2 - Credibility in presentations
Week 9 – 12th April Element 2 - Delivering the presentation
Week 10 – 19th April Elements 1 & 2 - Dealing with nerves
Week 11 – 26th April Element 2 - Question time
Week 12 – 3rd May Elements 1 & 2 - Strategy and logistics
Week 13 – 10th May Element 3 - Evaluation and perfecting presentations
Week 14 – 17th May All Elements - Presentations assessment 1
Week 15 – 24th May All Elements - Presentations assessment 1
Week 16 – 31st May All Elements -  Presentations assessment 2
Portfolio due
Week 17 – 7th June Resubmissions
Week 18 – 14th June Course review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None persribed.


None persribed.

Other Resources

Will be handed out in relevant class during semester.

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 over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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

1. Presentation In class individual presentation CA - NYC (Graded to 25%)
2. Presentation In class group presentation CA - NYC (Graded to 35%)
3. Portfolio Written portfolio demonstrating planning, preparing and reviewing of presentations CA - NYC (Graded to 40%)
TOTAL: 100

Assessment Matrix

Elements 1,2 and 3 are all covered in the three assessment set down for this competency.

Other Information

Assignments will be given to allow students to apply their learning to practical ‘real-world’ solutions to common problems.

In addition to class and workshop activity, students must be prepared to allocate up to an additional three hours per week for homework and study.

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