Course Title: Maintain and enhance professional practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: TCHE5778C
Course Title: Maintain and enhance professional practice
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer
Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 45
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage personal professional performance and to take responsibility for professional development in relation to the provision of training and/or assessment services.
This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
TAEPDD501A Maintain and enhance professional practice
1. Model high standards of performance
1.1 Incorporate individual responsibilities and accountabilities into personal work plans in accordance with organisational and legal requirements
2. Determine personal development needs
2.1 Assess own knowledge and skills against relevant benchmarks to determine development needs and priorities
3. Collaborate with peers in professional development
3.1 Observe facilitators in facilitation practice and provide them constructive feedback
4. Participate in professional development activities
4.1 Select and implement development opportunities to support continuous learning and maintain currency of professional practice
5. Reflect on and evaluate professional practice
5.1 Research developments and trends impacting on professional practice and integrate information into work performance
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. model high standards of performance
. determine your personal development needs
. collaborate with peers in professional development
. participate in professional development activities
. reflect upon and evaluate your professional practice
Details of Learning Activities
As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities both during scheduled class time and outside of it. It is important that you complete all such activities in a timely manner as they are an important component of your program. Such activities will include but are not limited to the following:
- group discussion
- teacher-directed group activities/projects
- work shopping of students’ own projects
- guest lecturers
- peer teaching
- class presentations
- research both online and other as required
- analysis/critique of suggested reading
- teacher directed activities/exercises
- self-directed study and activities
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- project-based work
RMIT Staff Program
9.30-4.30 December 3-5, 2012
9.30-4.30 Friday 22 February, 2013
9.30-4.30 Friday 8, 22 March, 2013
9.30-4.30 Friday 7 June, 2013
9.30-4.30 Friday 13 September, 2013
9.30-4.30 Friday 25 October, 2013
9.30-4.30 Jan 30-Feb 1, 2013
6-9pm Wednesday 13, 20, 27 February, 2013
6-9pm Wednesday 6,13,20 March 2013
6-9pm Wednesday 12 June, 2013
6-9pm Wednesday 18, 25 September, 2013
6-9pm Wednesday 30 October, 2013
6-9pm Wednesday 6 November, 2013
At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.
Electronic resources are located on myRMIT Studies. Handouts pertaining to in-class activities
will be handed out during class.
Overview of Assessment
During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks may include:
- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums
- A professional conversation
An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see
If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will need to document, reflect and discuss with peers evidence of feedback from at least 10 hours of facilitation practice and interviews with assessors covering at least the assessment of 10 candidates. In addition, you will need to provide a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate: how you model appropriate professional techniques and strategies; contribute to your own professional development plan; network and use technology to gain information and other support; participate in professional development activities and maintain currency of skills and knowledge in the VET sector as well as your own specific vocational area.
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.
The major learning experiences involve you being an active participant in the e-learning environment. It is strongly advised that you engage with online activities such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, online quizzes etc in order to maximise your chances of achieving competency. In addition, you are expected to attend any face-to-face workshops that are organised.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter
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