Course Title: Maintain and enhance professional practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
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
1.2 Model appropriate professional techniques and strategies
1.3 Apply ethical and inclusive practices in professional practice
2. Determine personal development needs
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
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
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
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
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
This course is online. Activities include:
• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities
• 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
For students who commenced February or July 2016
This course is taught over 3 sessions across semester 1 and semester 2. In every session various elements will be covered from the unit.
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.
Maintain PP: determine PD needs
Maintain PP: model high standards and collaborate with peers
Maintain PP: participate in PD activities & reflect on and improve practice
"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course.
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>myStudies.
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 will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.
Task 1: Document, reflect and discuss facilitation and assessment practice.
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.
Task 2: Contribute to and participate in your professional development plan
Contribute to own professional development plan, participate in professional development activities and maintain currency of skills and knowledge in VET sector as well as vocational area
Task 3: Model techniques and strategies
Model appropriate professional techniques and strategies, including networking and using technology to gain information and other support
Task 4: Online discussion boards
Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- frequency of reading messages and posting responses;
- keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts;
- engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments
Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1, semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.
It is a requirement of the Dip Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in myRMIT>myStudies. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.
Tasks 1-4 need to be submitted by midnight Friday Nov 4, 2016
Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted by midnight Sunday May 21, 2017
Task 4 needs to be submitted by midnight Friday November 18, 2016
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
NYS Not Yet Satisfactory
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.
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.
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
RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage www.rmit.edu.au/students/appeals
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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