Researching and Presenting Data/Course Schedule

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Please note

If you haven't already done so, please read the section on Getting started as this section has important information to help you succeed.

If you plan to complete the assessment tasks so you can get credit for Unit Standard 5940, please also read the material in the Assessment overview.

The course schedule below provides you with suggested timeframes for completing this course, based on around 30 hours in total. How long you spend on each section is up to you, so the suggested times below are just a guide.

Remember to take regular breaks, especially when working on a computer! You shouldn't try to complete any unit in one sitting.

Unit Overview Topics
Unit 1:
Planning a presentation
The most effective presentations are based on a plan.

This section provides guidance on how to go about planning a great presentation, and provides a simple planning tool you can use for all your presentations.

Time: around 5 hours

Unit 2:
Creating your presentation
This section provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a presentation based on the plan you created in Unit 1.

While the instructions are specifically tailored for Microsoft PowerPoint, the process is easily applicable to other software tools such as Open Office, a free and open source presentation application.

Time: around 20 hours

Unit 3:
Presenting your presentation
This section deals with how to prepare for and deliver your presentation effectively, including display options and printing handouts.

Time: around 5 hours