Course Title: Give complex presentations for further study

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

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

Melanie Reynolds



Marcelle Damicoucas




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 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 a week. You are not required to attend classes to complete the 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. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

The Weekly Program Delivery Plan is a detailed outline of what activities you will be undertaking in each session on a weekly basis. You can access this via Blackboard (Mystudies) at the start of each teaching week.

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:

  • locate relevant information from a range of sources in order to give an oral presentation on a given topic

Teaching Schedule

Program Dates:

5 February – 8 June 2018

Mid-Semester Break:

Thursday 29 March – Friday 6 April 2018  

Public Holidays:

Monday 12 March 2018

Wednesday 25 April 2018

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course. This is Cluster 5 - Oral Presentation Skills.


Week VU21508 Give complex presentations for further study





 Course and cluster overview

Student and Teacher Introductions – circle interview activity about future study/employment plans

Blackboard, myRMIT, student email, invoices and CaptureME

IT Survey





  Formal program introduction and RMIT Connect Students Group guest speaker/oral presentation

Skills Review - Oral Presentation Tutorial on Learning Lab








Feedback Skills – constructive feedback and protocols

 Mini oral presentations using job guide descriptions – groups of 3








Pathways Presentation

“Creating your Pathway”- listening & note taking

 Evaluate teacher presentation – 5Ps

 Pathway Interviews






Careers presentation 

 Careers Resources eg statistics, technologies, and enterprise skills

Set up Assessment Task 5: Careers and further study Project parts 1 and 2

 Demonstrate RMIT Study With Us and complete research table in small groups and students to present orally back to the class. Demonstrate Pathways resources on Blackboard











AV Clip

Search for career satisfaction takes unusual path (Paul Seymour) with Vocabulary activity  

 Personal Statement:language, structure and models (Directed study) Checked week 9 or earlier

 Task 5: Careers and Further Study Project Check Part 1- Plan outline, to be checked by teacher


 Preparing visual aids -PowerPoint or Google Slides








Assessment Task 5: Careers and Further Study Project – submit, deliver presentation and complete evaluation







 Assessment Task 5: Careers and Further Study Project – late submissions & redo any oral presentations that are Not Yet Satisfactory

Continue individual Pathway Interviews

Context, purpose and requirements for formal group interaction

 Mid Semester interviews



 SWOT Analysis  and self  SWOT Analysis

Learning styles theory and VARK activity

Directed study: Personal Statement

Monitor and update individual plan

Continue individual Pathway Interviews






Guest Speaker Presentation and review – EAL Alumni and Oral Presentation - Demonstrate direct application system

Evaluate Performance

  Context, purpose and requirements for formal group interaction






Personal Statement Draft due for peer and teacher editing

Context, purpose and requirements for formal group interaction

Team Problem solving Manning et al, (2007) University Foundation Study Team Working Course Book, Garnet Publishing UK



Review Oral Presentation skills

Support with IT Direct Applications

Monitor and update individual plan





Assessment Task 14: Group Oral Presentation

Group meetings to plan oral presentation- use planning sheet

Review oral presentation skills  and activity

Kahoot Quiz 







 Assessment Task 14: Group Oral Presentation 

 Google slides

Analyse models of effective and less effective PowerPoint presentations

 Youtube “Life after Death by Powerpoint”

 Group meeting:   create Google  slides 







Assessment Task 14: Group Oral Presentation

 Group meeting:  edit and complete Google  slides

 Practise Oral Presentation

 Oral Presentation Skills Review quiz







 Assessment Task 14: Group Oral Presentation 

 Peer evaluation and response 






Resubmissions and Review assessment

Workshops - Interview Skills









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

All students will be inducted into the program. Induction includes:

  • Induction Booklet presentation
  • Explore RMIT activity
  • Orientation to RMIT Libraries


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


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

  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Display folder with plastic sleeves
  • Highlighter pens
  • Notebook or loose leaf paper in folder
  • Headphones
  • Laptop computer

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 5: Careers and Further Study Project (Week 7)

  • This task involves researching a career and employment statistics in Australia and presenting an oral presentation to the class. The task also provides opportunities for peer assessment and self evaluation.

Assessment Task 14: Group Oral Presentation (Week 16)

  • This task utilises research completed for Assessment Task 12: Research Report and involves planning and presenting a group oral presentation using a visual aid of 12-16 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 may include other courses (Units of Competency) from the program.


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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