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Australian College of Dramatic Arts © Merilyn Brend 2016

22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen)

22307VIC Certificate III in

Acting (Screen)
Year Two

CUFAIR302A Develop techniques

for presenting information to
Australian College of Dramatic Arts
Name: …………………………………….

1st Submission Resubmission Verbal Comment Result Teacher


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22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen)

Workbook developed by Merilyn Brend © 2016


techniques for presenting information to
The date due for this workbook is………………………………….

What This Unit Is About

Some information about the Film and Television Industry

Trainee presenters at television stations and volunteer presenters in community
television apply vocal and personal presentation techniques described in this unit.
This work is usually performed under the direct supervision of a producer and in
close collaboration with technical crew.

You will need:
A folio
A cover page, which includes your name
An index of the materials you have included
Carefully label each question/response to match the unit of competency workbook
Add additional information if you think it will benefit you
All work should be your own

Instructions for students

A folio is a collection of evidence from varying sources, gathered together and cross
referenced to show that you have the required skills, knowledge and understanding
to do a job or a task.
A folio can be any shape or size depending on the evidence that is presented of
Your folio must be easy to interpret and linked directly to this unit of competency
being assessed.

Competency based learning and assessment

This unit is competency-based. Competency-based learning is not only about gaining
knowledge but also about being able to put what you know into practice – to perform
a task or demonstrate a skill.

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22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen)

This is a very individual assessment. Please check that the

students have answers all the questions and filmed all the required
pieces. If you have any doubts about whether they have been able
to ‘PRESENT’ then please send their work to MB for further

How this unit is structured

Elements: these provide a very brief statement of the skills and knowledge you are
required to develop.
Performance criteria: There are a number of performance criteria for each element.
To satisfactorily complete the unit you must successfully demonstrate your
competence in very performance criterion.

Competency based assessment has no pass or fail. You are assessed as either
competent or not yet competent. Being assessed as not yet competent simply means
you need to spend more time working on the unit.

Please write a list of resources that you used when working on this

With all filming work please give a brief explanation of what you are
doing present your filming (SD card/DVD) with your folio.

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Certificate and level Certificate III in Acting (Screen)
UOC Develop techniques for UOC Code CUFAIR302A
presenting information to

Learning Outcomes to be Assessed By This Task

See Marking guides
Target Group
VETis – 15 to 18 year olds
Method/s of Assessment
Workbook, filming – presenting, folio
Instructions to Students
Workbook based, film project, presenting, folio
List of Tasks
Workbooks questions, film project, workbook filming tasks, folio
Materials / Equipment Required to Conduct Assessment
Workbook, camera, group work
Student name Date

Validated by - MB Date

Teacher Assessor Name:

Date/Time of Assessment:

Candidate Declaration 
I fully understand the context and purpose of this assessment 
I am fully aware of the criteria against which I will be assessed 
I have been given fair notice of the date, time and venue for the assessment 
I am aware of the resources I need and how the assessment will be conducted 
I agree that any written work submitted is my own 
I understand the appeal process 

Candidate Signature: _____________________________________________

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Date: _____________________________________________

Element 1: Identify the elements of effective television

NOTE: Log all activities in your folio.

1.1 Log a variety of television programs that have a presenter as the anchor. Use
the following table to identify pros and cons of the presenters.

Name of program Attract viewers Alienate viewers

1.2 Discuss ideas about effective presentation styles with colleagues and
teachers. Record your answers.
Take a series of photos of yourself in different styles of clothes, hair-styles,
make-up and discuss. Log answers that you receive about yourself from three
professional people and your teacher. Add to your folio.

People Clothes Hair & Make-up

1.3 Research crits about presenters – use presenters that are near your age
where possible and record in your folio.
See the following example:

Name of programme Name of presenter Critique

Channel V Marty Smiley Very natural

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1.4 Identify and write about your personal traits that could be identified as positive
for the viewers – show a few selected people your filmed work and record their
positive comments about your presenting style.

Element 2: Develop techniques for reading scripted

2.1 Experiment with using your full vocal range and vary the pace of delivery in
reading lots of scripted material in a natural way. Explore a range of delivery
modes and compare which is the most natural.
After experimentation please film the following:
Hell isn’t only a place for the damned, sometimes it’s a place where the
saved take refuge.
Seven teenagers take a trip to Hell. And seven came back. To Hell.
The most powerful novel ever written for young Australians. Get ready.
This is real. This is true. What will you do tomorrow?

2.2 Experiment with an AUTOCUE/TELEPROMOPTER. Record your results in

your folio. Advise students they can find a Teleprompter from CELTEX

2.3 Use loudness and softness as an aid in communicating a message.

Film the following script loud and again soft. Examine and log which is most
effective. Use the following:

2.4 Break sentences/phrases into logical chunks based on content as a way of

emphasizing key information.

Film a news item: film it three different ways emphasizing key information. Log
your results.

2.5 Check and use the correct pronunciation of words. When you find words
that are hard to pronounce, write them in your folio notes and practice
until you have conquered the problem.

2.6 Minimise body movements to avoid creating visual distractions. Take direction
if this occurs, log how you controlled your movements.

Element 3: Develop techniques for communicating

effectively on camera
3.1 Look viewers directly in the eye (DTB) through the lens of the camera. Record
three different styles of shows where you are the presenter. Write the scripted

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material. Log your work and the critiques from your teacher. Use your
personality to create a rapport with the viewers. Log your results.

3.2 Transcribe two scripts from on air presenters (preferably near your age) and
film them.
Remember to look at the camera (DTB) and/or the event or other people as
you are recording.

3.3 Film two of youth journalist presenter introductory paragraphs by reading the

3.4 Log your answers to the following:

a) Did you dress in a manner appropriate to the program, did you avoid clothes that
might create a visual distraction?

b) Did you Imagine yourself as a viewer and present information in a way that would
draw you into the message being conveyed?

c) Did you self-critique your work imagining yourself as a viewer and identify if you
were successful in conveying the message?

d) Did you recover from presentation errors and respond to equipment malfunction
with minimum disruption to program flow?

e) If you made a word pronunciation mistake (stumble) and/or the equipment fails did
you find ways that creates minimal disruption?

Element 4: Record scripted material for broadcast. GROUP

4.1 Rehearse a piece to camera with production personnel to check that sound
and vision quality meets production requirements


meet production requirements.
4.2 Record take after take include feedback in your folio.

4.3 Evaluate own performance to identify areas for improvement in your folio.

4.4 Write an evaluation of your work after all the filming projects have been
completed in your folio.

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Certificate III Elective Evaluation

The number rating stands for the following: 1 = rarely, 2 = once in a while, 3 =
sometimes, 4 = most of the time, 5 = almost always.

Name the group (film) you were part of ……………………………………………

Name the people within your group …………………………………………………


1. Was the prior knowledge/details of the filming project current and relevant? Did it
give you enough detail to develop your specialist elective?
1 2 3 4 5

2. Did everyone within the group participate in the pre-production process?

1 2 3 4 5

Any further comments:


3. Did everyone within the group participate in the filming process?

1 2 3 45

Any further comments:


4. Did everyone within the group participate in the post-production process?

1 2 3 4 5

Any further comments:


Do you have any other feedback/comments?

I certify that all materials submitted including the written workbook are my own
unless otherwise stated which includes where I obtained my research.

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22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen)

Write down how many hours it took you to do this workbook ……………

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