Course Title: Maintain and enhance professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

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


Course Description

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Incorporate individual responsibilities and accountabilities into personal work plans in accordance with organisational and legal requirements

1.2 Model appropriate professional techniques and strategies

1.3 Apply ethical and inclusive practices in professional practice


2. Determine personal development needs

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess own knowledge and skills against relevant benchmarks to determine development needs and priorities

2.2 Seek input from other relevant personnel about own development needs and priorities

2.3 Identify ways to update and maintain currency of vocational competency and prepare a vocational currency plan

2.4 Identify ways to update and maintain Vocational Education and Training (VET) knowledge and skills as well as trainer and assessor competence and prepare a VET currency plan

2.5 Combine vocational currency plan and VET currency plan into an overall professional development plan


3. Collaborate with peers in professional development

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Observe facilitators in facilitation practice and provide them constructive feedback

3.2 Invite peers to observe and provide constructive feedback on own facilitation practices

3.3 Interview assessors in relation to the judgements they make in their assessment practices and provide them constructive feedback

3.4 Invite peers to question own judgements in assessment practices and provide constructive feedback


4. Participate in professional development activities

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select and implement development opportunities to support continuous learning and maintain currency of professional practice

4.2 Participate in professional networks to support continuous learning and maintain currency of professional practice

4.3 Engage in processes which include observing peers in training and assessment practices and providing them feedback

4.4 Invite peers and others to observe and provide feedback on own training and assessment practices

4.5 Use technology to maintain regular communication with relevant networks, organisations and individuals


5. Reflect on and evaluate professional practice

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Research developments and trends impacting on professional practice and integrate information into work performance

5.2 Use feedback from colleagues and clients to identify and introduce improvements in work performance

5.3 Document professional development activities, learning and planned changes in behaviours in accordance with the organisation’s systems and processes

Learning Outcomes

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

Learning activities are dependent upon the mode of delivery. In this case delivery is online so activities may include but are not limited to:

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research
• other online activities as decided by the facilitator

Teaching Schedule

 February, April, and July intakes

Sem 1, Weeks 1 & 8

 Week 1: Model high standards of performance

Week 8: Determine personal development needs

Sem 2, Weeks 1, 9, 13 & 18

Week 1: Collaborate with peers in professional development

Week 9: Participate in professional development activities

Week 13: Participate in professional development activities

Week 18: Reflect on and evaluate professional practice

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of speakers.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course. It will be complemented by various web-based material and/or electronic copies of other learning resources as required.


Other Resources

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. 

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.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

  • do Assessment 11.2 (workplace project) as described on pg 373 of the prescribed text
  • do Assessment 11.1 as described on pg 372 of the prescribed text

In completing the above tasks please also follow any extra instructions provided by your facilitator.

Submission deadline:

Feb intake: midnight Sunday November 16, 2014

April intake: midnight Sunday April 12, 2015

July intake: midnight Sunday June 28, 2015

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit of competency and can be found on pp 374-5 of the prescribed text.

Other Information

Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy
You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
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.Extension
Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy


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