Courses & Units

Effective Speaking FPB352


This unit addresses the communication needs of students, current and intending professionals required to speak in presentation contexts. Participants will experience specific vocal and physical skills in the presentation of dynamic and highly focused material and tasks. Various delivery techniques and strategies enable participants to reach an identified or intended audience with impact and purpose. How to address performance anxiety and transfer these skills to professional contexts is part of the study profile of this unit. The skills-based and experiential learning approach supports and provides the confidence necessary to present in front of an audience to facilitate professional development.


Unit name Effective Speaking
Unit code FPB352
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Ms Davina Wright
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Intensive Session Feb A


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Intensive Session Feb A 30/1/2023 3/2/2023 9/2/2023 19/2/2023
Intensive Session Jun 26/6/2023 30/6/2023 6/7/2023 16/7/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Embody vocal and physical techniques to present effectively
  • Structure presentation content to engage an audience
  • Reflect on your traits and habits as a presenter and identify areas for improvement
  • Critically analyse content, structure and delivery within the context of oral presentation
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100103 $1,037.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching Pattern

On campus (Hobart and Launceston)

8 day intensive workshop (4-5 hrs daily)

In addition: 1-2 hours daily self-directed learning and class preparation. (Approx. 50 hours in total over 2 weeks)

Summer Semester – Launceston

Tuesday 31st January -  Friday 3rd February

Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th February

10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Winter Semester - Hobart

Tuesday 27  - Friday 30 June & Tuesday 4  - Friday 7 July, 10:00AM - 4:00PM



AssessmentTask 2: Self-assessment 1 (10%)|Task 4: Self-assessment 2 (10%)|Task 1: Presentation 1 (40%)|Task 3: Presentation 2 (40%)
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