● deliver a 15 minute presentation to an audience
● submit a copy of any revisions to your presentation plan, from Assessment Task 1, including the materials checklist
● submit a copy of any handouts or other material used (e.g. printouts of PowerPoint slides), if changed from Assessment Task 1
● submit a copy of any surveys or questionnaires used to collect feedback
● submit a copy of the briefing document, and revisions, for others involved in the presentation
● submit a brief written reflection on the feedback collected, due no later than one week after the presentation delivery.
Your assessor will be looking for:
● a presentation plan that shows structure, sequence and timing and identifies the intended outcomes, to convey ideas and information in an engaging way
● choice of presentation strategies, format and delivery methods matching the characteristics of the target audience, location, and resources required
● persuasive communication techniques to secure and maintain audience interest
● clearly communicated roles and responsibilities; any guest speakers must have a clear idea of what you expect of them
● delivery of the presentation that matches your presentation plan
● the use of both verbal and non-verbal techniques to sustain audience engagement (as well as communicating in a culturally appropriate manner)
● opportunities for the audience to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, e.g. in Q&A
● summaries of key concepts and ideas at strategic points
● discussion of reactions to the presentation from participants or from guest speakers involved in the presentation
● a brief written reflection which concisely summarises the gathered feedback and identifies possible improvements for future presentations
● demonstration of effective presentation methods
● presentation that abides by organisational and legislative requirements (e.g. for privacy and safety issues)
● demonstration of knowledge of the principles of effective communication
● identified opportunities for improvement of the planning and delivery of the presentation.
Adjustment for distance-based learners:
The presentation can be adjusted for distance learning. The presentation for this task can be varied to take place on a video conferencing tool available to the learner.
Option 1: Assessor as observer
The assessor can ‘observe’ the learner conducting the presentation via a video conferencing tool.
● Meet with the assessor via a video conferencing tool at the scheduled time and conduct the presentation.
● The learner is to present their informal presentation with the assessor observing.
● Additional evidence (e.g. evaluation sheet, photos, videos etc.) may be required and can be electronic but must conform to the format guidelines provided to the candidate.
● A follow-up interview may be required (at the discretion of the assessor).
● Evidence can be submitted electronically or posted in the mail.
Option 2: Video the presentation
The presentation may involve skills that are too active or complex for video conferencing. This might involve skills or demonstrations of complex tasks.
In these cases, the learner may be able to video the presentation and send it to the assessor.