Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: COMM5977C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4377 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Contact: Mark Mossuto

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254929

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Office Administrator:

Raja Manchikanti

Tel: +61 3 9925 4933

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 course (unit of competency) covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience. Typically it applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. 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:

BSBCMM401 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


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

2.4 Use persuasive communication techniques to secure audience interest

2.5 Provide opportunities for participants to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation to meet participant needs and preferences

2.6 Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding


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

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:    • Prepare a presentation   • Deliver a presentation   • Review the presentation  

Details of Learning Activities

Within the Delivery cluster, all learning activities you will undertake in the Cert IV in Training and Assessment program are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform training and assessment to the standard expected in the workplace. For each course in this program you will receive a result of ’competent’ or ’not yet competent’ as your final mark, no graded assessment is used.   You will participate in class learning activities such as: analysis of case studies and scenarios, role plays, delivering learning programs, group discussions and working in pairs. Other activities will include: reading and discussing the Participant Manual online research, and the reading articles provided by your trainer.   At RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to opportunities for you to experience either real or simulated workplaces within your program. WIL activities in this program include:

  • Simulations of training and assessment work environments 
  • Work based projects completed within your own workplace.
  Many students who undertake this program are already employed in a training and assessment role. Some assessment activities are conducted in a workplace and you are encouraged to use your own workplaces for this. If you do not have a workplace please consult your trainer about alternative arrangements.

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule consists of four (4) days for the Delivery Cluster:


Session 1:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • program overview
  • Resources
  • Assessment

TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


  • Adult learning
  • Training needs and objectives
  • Plan training sessions


Session 2:

  • Principles of effective communication
  • Practice Activity 1: Plan, conduct and review a 10-minute skill-based training session for an individual. Another TAE participant will act as your learner.

TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

  •  Learning on the job


Session 3:

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

  • Plan organise and deliver group based learning
  • Training review and record keeping


Session 4:

Presentation in class to peers

Task One: Deliver a 30 min training session


Session 5:

An additional day has been added for the presentation of Delivery task 2 - this is to facilitate those that do not have a workplace in which to deliver this assessment task.


Please note - This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other electronic resources for this unit can be found in the Delivery Canvas shell

Overview of Assessment

The unit BSBCMM401 Make a presentation is holistically assessed with TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning and TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace. Assessment will consist of

  • a set of knowledge questions
  • a project where you plan, organise and deliver one 30-min session to a group of eight (8) or more learners (during training)
  • a project where you plan, organise and deliver two consecutive, 40-minute sessions to a group of eight (8) or more learners (in your workplace)
  • a project where you plan, organise and facilitate workplace learning for an individual (on two separate occasions)


Assessment Tasks

There are four (4) tasks that you have to successfully complete in order to be deemed competent in the unit:


Task 1:

This task is designed for completion during your TAE training workshop under the guidance of your facilitator:

You will be required to plan, organise, deliver and review one 30-minute training session to a group of eight (8) or more learner where:

  • Other TAE program participants will be your learner group.
  • Your session must include activities, class discussions
  • it can be either a knowledge or skills based session


Task 2:

This task is designed for completion in your workplace.

You will be require to plan, organise, deliver and review two (2) consecutive 40-minute training sessions to a group of no less than eight (8) or more learner in your workplace or simulated workplace environment.

there are seven (7) steps to this process:

  • document the background information
  • prepare your session plans for both sessions
  • prepare your learning materials, activities. powerpoints as required
  • complete the training sessions
  • gather feedback from your candidates
  • document the session via video recording or your TAE qualified trainer observation checklist
  • complete your self reflection.


Task 3: 

This task is designed for completion in your workplace.

You will be required to plan and organise workplace learning for two (2) different learners in your workplace, and facilitate learning with each individual on two (2) separate occasions (a total of four learning events – two for each individual). ·

The objectives of each learning event must be different · The learning plan for each of the two (2) individuals must include ‘on-the-job’ learning activities 

there are seven (7) steps to this process:

  • document the background information on each learner
  • analyse each learners needs for learning in the workplace
  • document an individualised workplace learning plan for each learner
  • prepare for and facilitate the workplace learning for each individual
  • gather feedback from your learners
  • document each learning event via video recording or your TAE qualified trainer observation checklist
  • complete your self reflection.


Task 4 Short answer Knowledge Questions:

You are required to respond in your own words (150-200 words) to twelve (12) questions about Group and Individual learning facilitation. The topics cover key concepts in planning, organising and facilitating group based and individual workplace delivery, preparing for that delivery, WHS and techniques for engaging your group or individual learners.


Submission deadline: all of the above assessment tasks need to be submitted by midnight July 11 2020

It is a requirement of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40116) program that all assessment tasks are to be submitted electronically through the Delivery Canvas LMS portal.
For Assessment tasks 1 to 4, please submit each task as a single ‘PDF’ file, to which you must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet as multiple project files will not be accepted.


*Please add your name and student number into the footer of your submitted document. 
*Please note, that no ‘Hard Copy’ portfolios will be accepted.


RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment:
In submitting your assessment electronically, you declare that in submitting all work for each assessment you have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration. (URL:

Assessment Matrix

A detailed assessment matrix is provided in Canvas.

Other Information

Adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, trainers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course.

These include, but are not limited to:
      • Conserving natural resources
      • Using recycled materials wherever possible
      • Minimising pollution
      • Applying energy savings measures
      • Reducing waste


Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.”

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.

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; for further information see

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.

For further information about special consideration see


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For further information see

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