Courses & Units

Effective Speaking FPB352

Hobart, Launceston


This unit is part of the Tasmanian Creative Arts Summer School Master Class.
Intensive mode delivery:  12 - 23 January 2015 
Contact Arts Student Central to apply/enrol: / phone 03 6226 7814 

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 FPB352
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Theatre
Teaching staff

Jeff Hockley

Jeff has been active in education and theatre for many years. He holds degrees in teaching and education from Adelaide, Indiana (USA) and York (UK), and dramatic arts (voice studies) from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Sydney.He is probably best know as a director of musicals and plays for local theatre companies, including the Launceston Players, The Launceston Musical Society, and Launceston College, but he has also directed in the USA, the UK and In Italy. He has also acted for many local Launceston theatre companies, including Centrstage, Encore and Three Rivers. A local at heart, Jeff has a passion for presenting the message.

Level Advanced
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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 30/5/2015 8/6/2015 20/6/2015 12/7/2015
Intensive Session Jan B 12/1/2015 15/1/2015 21/1/2015 30/1/2015

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100103

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Teaching Pattern

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


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

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