COM114 Presentation for Communicators (8)

This subject provides an introduction to the study of communication and contemporary professional presentation practices. Mediated and non-mediated presentations are explored in workshops and students develop a range of presentation skills, which will be of value throughout the course and their career. 

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM114. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to present effective interpersonal, vocal and physical communication in mediated and non-mediated situations;
  • be able to produce presentations individually and in groups;
  • be able to reflect on their own communication styles, as well as those of others;
  • be able to reflect on audience needs and expectations and produce relevant communicative experiences;
  • be able to identify role and persona in a range of communication contexts; and
  • be able to achieve appropriate levels of English language, literacy and numeracy to participate effectively in their university studies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is communication?
  • Communication across cultures and time
  • Communication via different media channels and live performance
  • Use of language, voice and body in presentation
  • Audience analysis and feedback
  • Role and persona in communication
  • Reflection skills
  • Working in groups

Special Resources

Students utilise existing authentic learning environments in the School, such as drama studios and media centre facilities. Distance students will require access to equipment capable of recording and uploading video to the internet. 


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.