Course Title: Advanced Professional Practice B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Professional Practice B

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Danielle Clark

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email for appointment

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.3.4

Course Coordinator Availability: Please e-mail for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To undertake this course you must

  • Have attempted Disability Case Management and have successfully completed Advanced Professional Practice A
  • Hold a current Police Check
  • Have a valid Working with Children’s Check

Course Description

This course is designed to develop your existing knowledge and skills gained in the undergraduate degree (Disability Studies), giving you a comprehensive and professional skill set highly regarded by employers. You will participate in lectures, class discussions and online activities. You will also have 20 days (includes 2 days of orientation) of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience that will provide you with exposure to varied, complex environments and senior roles within the disability field.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The objective of this course is to develop graduate capabilities that will enhance employment opportunities in varied, complex environments and senior roles at the completion of your degree.

At the completion of this course, if you have attended and participated in lectures, actively engaged in class discussions, online activities and the WIL experience you will be able to:

  • Link strategic thinking with operational action
  • Exhibit the application of appropriate problem solving techniques within the field
  • Demonstrate evidence based practices
  • Make appropriate recommendations regarding services to consumers and other professionals
  • Utilise self reflection and apply learnt principles to new situations
  • Effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Work independently and in a team environment

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include lectures, class discussions, online activities and your Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience. You are expected to fully participate in the course; taking your own notes, participating in class activities and reflecting on content and your WIL experiences. The intention is to assist you in becoming aware of the context for your professional practice and assist you in your development into an advanced practitioner.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the course blackboard. To access the course blackboard you need to log into myRMIT from the student homepage ( You are expected to check the blackboard at least weekly for materials that will assist you in your learning. Correspondence may also be sent via your RMIT student email account, which should also be checked regularly.

All students are expected to use library and other reputable learning resources to aid their learning.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will occur throughout the semester. You will be provided with feedback on your progress via marking guides, written comments on your assessments and class discussions. Assessment tasks include:

  • Professional development assessment (worth 10% of final mark)
  • Reflective journal (worth 50% of the final mark)
  • WIL case study (worth 40% of final mark)