Course Title: Prepare for sustainable professional practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5308 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Prepare for sustainable professional practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
VE 2016,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Phillip Allan

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4030

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will gain skills and knowledge required to establish professional practice goals and to determine how practice can be developed in a sustainable way. A sustainable practice is one that takes account of all aspects of sustainability – individual, social, environmental and economic.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP502A Prepare for sustainable professional practice


1. Develop own practice goals

2. Identify key sustainability issues

3. Take action to develop sustainable individual practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Professional practitioners across all sectors and areas of expertise must consider the sustainability of their practice. At this level, the practitioner applies a self-directed approach ensuring sustainability.

Overview of Assessment

This course is delivered as an online unit in conjunction with CUVPRP505A Establish and maintain safe professional practice.

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

You will be assessed on the following:

  • Practical tasks
  • Written report

Evidence of the ability to:

  • Develop realistic goals for own practice grounded in research and reflection
  • Develop a set of actions to enhance the sustainability of individual practice
  • Apply knowledge of key aspects of individual, social, economic and environmental sustainability

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.