Courses & Units

Effective Speaking FPB352



Summer School Launceston
Tues 28 Jan – Fri 31 Jan and Tues 3 – Fri 7 Feb,

10am – 4pm with 1-hour lunch break

Winter School Hobart
Mon 29 June – Fri 3 July and Tues 7 – Fri 10 July

1.30pm – 5.30pm

Available as an elective to students in other courses


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

Asher Warren

Teaching staff

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Feb A 28/1/2020 3/2/2020 12/2/2020 23/2/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Effectively prepare and present a diverse range of texts to an audience
  2. Critique presentations through an understanding of the notion of self as presenter and the importance of observing others in the context of effective speaking
  3. Identify improvements in presentation skills through awareness of physical and vocal habits that inhibit communication, and through applying releasing techniques
  4. Critically examine, discuss and document individual vocal progression and achievements



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100103

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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


Assessment Task 1: Presentation 1   40%

Assessment Task 2: Self-assessment  10%

Assessment Task 3: Presentation 2  40%

Assessment Task 4: Self-assessment 10%

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