Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: COMM5969C

Course Title: Make a presentation

Important Information:

This unit is a core within the Diploma of Fashion Styling and must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Franco Shifilliti

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

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Description

In this course you will develop communication skills to present a range of styling concepts and ideas in an informative and engaging manner by exploring how to use your fashion knowledge to create a promotional image. You will apply styling techniques to visually arrange products. You will also explore the sourcing and arranging of props to tell a visual story.
You will do this with a variety of products for different promotional briefs, presenting your concepts and images to your peers. This feedback will help you analyse your professional skills.  
This unit is delivered and assessed with MKTG7953 (SIRRMER516) Style merchandise for photography and EMPL7087C (BSBWOR404) Develop work priorities 

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

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in all the elements (+ performance criteria) listed for this unit within a fashion styling context.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include tutorials, practical workshops and off campus research where you will be challenged to reflect and debate on different concepts and issues surrounding contemporary styling situations and develop solutions styling and presenting merchandise following workplace practices and timelines. You will be required to participate in presentation of ideas and concepts, case study learning, problem solving activities, self-reflection and discussion. Activities will encourage both individual and group-based learning responsibilities and outcomes.

Teaching Schedule



Studying at RMIT University

course overview

discussion on assessments


library visit

photo shoot

  • Structure
  • Types

Out of class activities

  • photo shoot
  • look book


Week 1 out of class activities

Unpacking Assessment 1

Key trends & themes of AW 18

  • editorial activity based on one key AW18 theme

Styling activity

Product shoot & stylist kit

Out of class activities - Assessment 1 research

  • designer/brand
  • concept


Discussion and presentation of Assessment 1 research


  • what is a moodboard
  • where to source information
  • how to present ideas
  • copyright

Presentation techniques

Out of class activities -

  • begin to build stylist kit
  • moodboard development


Present Assessment Task 1 concept idea for feedback

Styling kit activity

Out of class activities –

Assessment Task 1 – shoot image




Assessment Task 2 discussion and unpacking

Out of class activities

Assessment Task 2 – research sourcing shops

WEEK 7 -8

Present Assessment Task 1

Assessment Task 3 discussion and unpacking

  • look book
  • concepts
  • collaboration

Photo story activity

  • telling and sequencing a visual story

Repurposing a photo story


Out of class activities

Assessment Task 3

 – research styling on fashion websites

– gathering your team and idea references (images of hair/make up, models, model poses). Bring these to class next week.

scouting for locations


Styling Icons

Discussion on team and idea references

How to build a concept

  • props
  • set design/location
  • colour palette
  • trends
  • poses

Out of class activities

Assessment 3 – Finalise concept and mood ideas


Present concept and mood for Assessment 3 for feedback

Out of class activities

Assessment 3 – prepare for shoot


Assessment Task 2 due – upload image to blackboard

Formative feedback on assessment 3

Out of class activities

Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot


Studio time for shoot

Formative feedback on assessment 3

Out of class activities

Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot or work on post-production


Studio time for shoot

Formative feedback on assessment 3

Out of class activities

Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot or work on post-production


Critical friend activity - presentation of work to-date for Assessment 3 for formative peer feedback


Presentation of Assessment 3


Feedback discussions and review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to a Fashion styling design studio and a computer Lab and appropriate software to engage in activities in the context of Fashion Styling. You will be required to bring to class a USB or external hard drive to save your class and work for assessments.
The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides including •Fashion magazines
•Fashion Books
•Database (e.g. WGSN, Stylesight)
•library guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick) 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to profile and tailor marketing to different segments. To successfully complete these course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed. 
This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. 

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with Graded competency-based assessment are:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC  Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if work is submitted on time and competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period and on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but will not be eligible for grading. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

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

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Create a Styled Image due Week 6
                                   Art direct and style an image for a fashion brand
Assessment Task 2 -  Source a Prop due Week 11
                                    You will be required to source a specific prop and provide detail on process and outcome. 
Assessment Task 3: Style and Create a Look Book due Week 15
                                 Working in a team Art direct, style and shoot images for a look book and present a Look Book prototype. You will produce 5-6 final images, one of which can be the cover image.

Assessment Matrix

Style for an Image


E1 PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 / E2 PC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4


Source a Prop

Practical task


Style and Create a Look Book


E1 PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 /E2 PC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 / E3 PC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


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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. Please refer to the RMIT student essentials/assessment page.


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• Classification of award

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning: 
Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences. 
Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained. 
Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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