Course Title: Give complex presentations for further study

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: GEDU6038

Course Title: Give complex presentations for further study

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4344 - Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou, Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Tim Morris 94.3.16 email:

Melanie Reynolds 94.3.16 email:

Caroline McEnroe 94.3.22 email:

Nominal Hours: 80

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 of competency describes speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required in further study by adult learners with language background other than English. In  this unit you will focus on advanced listening and speaking skills in English to participate in further study contexts which involve the presentation and discussion of ideas and information in complex formal presentations and group discussions. This unit is delivered as part of an integrated academic preparation program.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21508 Give complex presentations for further study


1 Participate in a sustained formal group interaction in a study context

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Establish context, purpose and requirements for formal interaction
1.2 Express and respond to ideas or key arguments supported by evidence or examples.
1.3 Use a range of spoken discourse strategies to participate effectively in the interaction
1.4 Respond to the ideas presented, expressing an opinion supported by evidence or examples.
1.5 Evaluate own contribution with others and identify areas for improvement


2 Prepare an extended oral presentation on a researched topic

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Analyse and confirm study task requirements for the presentation.
2.2 Locate, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and ideas from a range of sources
2.3 Use planning and drafting processes to structure and sequence the presentation
2.4 Document a detailed plan for the presentation
2.5 Identify, evaluate and access supporting materials appropriate to the presentation and confirm availability


3 Give an extended oral presentation on a researched topic

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Introduce and provide an overview of the presentation
3.2 Communicate information, ideas and analysis according to the plan
3.3 Use discourse markers, vocabulary and expression, and non verbal strategies effectively in the presentation
3.4 Engage and respond to the audience and clarify or elaborate where necessary
3.5 Use supporting materials effectively
3.6 Conclude the presentation by summarising main points and drawing key conclusions


4 Evaluate performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Seek feedback from the audience and or teacher on the effectiveness of the presentation
4.2 Conduct a review of performance according to relevant criteria
4.3 Discuss performance and any ideas from feedback on improving future presentations with a support person

Learning Outcomes

The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Speaking 3/3+ and Listening 3/3+

the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Speaking and Listening competence at Level 4

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. This is a very important part of your program and we
ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

This unit in part covers the speaking and listening macro skills addressed in the certificate.

Examples of how you will practice and study the units:

You will:

  • watch & analyse presentations to identify verbal & non verbal skills & content required to give good presentations
  • listen and identify language & discourse strategies required to engage in group study discussions

You will:

  • work in pairs and in small groups
  • give informal & a formal oral presentation
  • participate in formal and informal discussions


You are encouraged to read a wide range of texts relevant to the study context. You will:

  • read current issues texts in order to respond to ideas presented through group discussion 
  • locate relevant information from a range of sources in order to give an oral presentation on a given topic

Teaching Schedule

Program dates

14th July - 18th July, 2014 Induction Week

14th July - 14th November, 2014

Public Holiday - Melbourne Cup Day 4th November, 2014.  RMIT Holiday Monday 3rd November, 2014

Mid Semester break
29th September - 3rd October, 2014


This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.  The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course.

Week VU21508 Give complex presentations for further study Elements

 Sustained discussion & analysis – Induction booklet



 Vocabulary building & practice . Speaking skills – talking about familiar topics (linking expressions). Giving extended answers (‘wh’ q’s). IELTS type speaking task. Pronunciation skills – using dictioaries  1


 Reading and participate in sustained formal group interaction using current issue topics from the Age Education- Issues in the news. Give short oral presentations. Oral presentation self- reflection and evaluation







 Assessment #1. Careers, Employment and Study skills project. Part #2. Modelling  3


 Presentation skills cont – analysing a model.
Speaking skills – language & grammar


 Reading and participate in sustained formal group interaction using current issue topics from the Age Education- Issues in the news Spoken discourse strategies – language & grammar. Pron  1



 Presentation Skills cont – analysing a model.
Speaking skills – language & grammar.


 Presentation skills cont – analysing a model.
Speaking skills – language & grammar
Prepare & give individual mini presentation






 Reading and participate in sustained formal group interaction using current issue topics from the Age Education- Issues in the news. Give short oral presentations. Oral presentation self- reflection and evaluation







 Spoken language & structures to practice oral exam scenarios eg IELTS  1


 Prepare/research mini presentation. Progress Interviews  2,3


 Groupwork skills. Oral presentation skills cont



 Reading and participate in sustained formal group interaction using current issue topics from the Age Education- Issues in the news. Deliver small group presentations & evaluate performance







 Group Oral presentation skills – models


 Prepare group oral presentations, practice delivery, timing etc  2,3


 Assessment #10 Group oral presentations  1,4


 Reading and participate in sustained formal group interaction using current issue topics from the Age Education- Issues in the news
Presentations feedback. Course evaluation



**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

Your program is made up of:

  • Orientation
  • Learning activities
  • Mid semester review
  • Guest speakers
  • Excursions
  • Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes:

  • Induction Booklet & Student Diary
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
  • Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
  • RMIT Online Systems Information Session

Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of
your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary & Induction Booklet

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:

  • English-English dictionary (we ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
  • Thesaurus
  • Display folder with plastic sleeves
  • Highlighter pens
  • Notebook or loose leaf paper
  • Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
  • USB (Memory stick)

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order 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.

You may be assessed on:

  • presenting a proposal,
  • formal discussions,
  • preparation and delivering and oral presentations based on research with peer
  • self evaluation


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Assessment Tasks

Summative assessments:

Assessment Task 1 Careers, Employment Study Project – Individual Oral Presentation Due: Week 4

  • This task is integrated with cluster 3 & utilises careers or study research completed and involves planning and presenting an individual presentation. The task also provides opportunities for peer assessment and self evaluation.

Assessment Task 10 Group Research Report Oral Presentation  Due: Week 16

  • This task utilises research completed for Assesssment 9 ( (Research Report) and involves planning and presenting group oral presentation using PowerPoint of 15-20 minutes. The task also provides opportunities for peer assessment and self evaluation

Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work

Please note:
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date. 


Assessment Matrix

Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT.

Other Information

Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program

You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
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. Extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy

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