Courses & Units

Effective Speaking FPB252

Hobart, Launceston


Dates and Times for the unit listed below

Friday      17 June, 1.00pm - 5pm
Saturday 18 June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday    19 June, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Friday      24 June, 1.00pm - 5pm
Saturday 25 June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday    26 June, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday 2 July, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Sunday   3 July, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Available as an elective to students in other courses


Addresses the communication needs of those students or intending professionals required to speak in the presentation context. Specific vocal and physical skills are experienced to assist the student in presenting in a dynamic and focussed way. A technique to rehearse the material for presentation is explored. Strategies to allow the presentation to reach the listeners with the intended impact are investigated. The means of addressing performance anxiety is covered and the transference of these skills into professional contexts is developed.


Unit name Effective Speaking
Unit code FPB252
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Theatre
Teaching staff

Dr Robert Lewis

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Intensive Session Jan B On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 30/5/2016 8/6/2016 20/6/2016 12/7/2016
Intensive Session Jan B 11/1/2016 15/1/2016 21/1/2016 30/1/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 100103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

3 hrs weekly, practical sessions (13 wks) -  or -  39 hours comprised of Intensive daily summer / winter school workshop sessions (10 days)


Preparation, rehearsal, delivery and critiquing of 2 speeches (100%)

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