Tips for creating posters

  • Use simple and clear language to convey your message

  • Use fonts and colours consistently and sparingly, e.g. one font type for headings and one for the body of the text

  • Avoid using fonts smaller than 20pts as this will make the text difficult to read

  • Avoid light text on a light background or dark text on a dark background

  • Use images only if it helps enhance the meaning of your text or engages the audience

  • Balance the use of text and white space so the main points are clearly visible

  • Align text so it is easy to read

  • Display keywords or phrases in bold so they stand out

An Acknowledgement of Country is a statement that shows respect and recognition for the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters you’re on. It may be delivered at the beginning of an event, workshop or meeting or included as part of a written or visual presentation (such as a poster). There is no specific wording that needs to be followed but Reconciliation Australia has some suggestions that may be useful to adapt for your own Acknowledgement. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) provides information to help you in identifying Traditional Owners as well as a map of Indigenous Australia.

It is important that you reference the sources of information that you use in your poster. This includes the sources of any images or photographs you reproduce in your work (unless you have created them yourself).

See Referencing for information about creating reference lists in the APA or Chicago (author date) styles.


You are required to undertake a critical reflection of the discipline you are studying or your future career. This will require you to think deeply and write about your insight and experience. To ensure you provide enough detail, you will need to use the DIEP (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate and Plan) model.

You can find information on the DIEP model online:

Read: Communications toolkit Chapter 7: Reflective writing