Courses & Units

Effective Speaking FPB352

Hobart, Launceston


Summer Semester – Launceston

Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th February

Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th February

10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Winter Semester - Hobart

Tuesday 15 – Friday 18 June

Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 June

10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm


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.

Please note

  1. This course is practical in nature and involves working with the body and voice in front of and with other people in the context of group work.
  2. Attendance is essential.
  3. This course requires a good standard of written and spoken English and is not an ESL or related form of language study linked to the improvement of spoken or written English.


Unit name Effective Speaking
Unit code FPB352
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre

Dr. Asher Warren

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Jun On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Intensive Session Feb A On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Jun 14/6/2021 21/6/2021 1/7/2021 18/7/2021
Intensive Session Feb A 1/2/2021 5/2/2021 12/2/2021 21/2/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Embody vocal and physical techniques to present effectively.
  2. Structure presentation content to engage an audience.
  3. Reflect on your traits and habits as a presenter and identify areas for improvement.
  4. Critically analyse content, structure and delivery within the context of oral presentation



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100103 $993.0 $850.0 not applicable $2,445.0

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

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


Task 1: Presentation 1, 3 minutes   (40%)

Task 2: Self-assessment 1, 3 paragraphs  (10%)

Task 3: Presentation 2, 3-5 minutes  (40%)

Task 4: Self-assessment 2, 3 paragraphs (10%)

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