Course Title: Collaborate in professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: BUSM7989C

Course Title: Collaborate in professional practice

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5346 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Relevant industry experience or completion of relevant qualification.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, implement and evaluate collaborative practice.

This unit applies to health and community service practitioners who may collaborate on the delivery of services to individual clients, groups of clients, communities or sub-populations. They may work individually with shared clients, together with individual clients or work on projects or programs that address the needs of groups or sub-populations. Work is self-directed.

This unit is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP002 Collaborate in professional practice


1. Incorporate collaboration into own practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Establish and maintain sustainable relationships based on mutual respect and trust

1.2 Cultivate collaborative communities and partnerships based on the potential benefits for clients, self and others

1.3 Reflect on the blockers  to effective collaboration and adopt personal philosophies and behaviours in response

1.4 Source, review and use information sources that support collaboration

1.5 Identify and pursue opportunities for collaboration


2. Establish collaborative approaches

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish shared understandings of objectives and parameters

2.2 Agree on ways of working that acknowledge the different contributions of those involved and the need for an holistic approach

2.3 Acknowledge and integrate ethical approaches to information sharing and privacy

2.4 Identify and respond to professional and practical considerations including intellectual property issues

2.5 Organise, allocate and document tasks and activities in a cost-effective and equitable manner with clear, agreed outcomes


3. Implement collaborative approaches

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Promote the confidence and support of others by demonstrating a high standard of personal engagement and professionalism

3.2 Contribute and share own professional expertise

3.3 Identify and act on opportunities to extend own expertise and learn from others as work progresses

3.4 Challenge, test and share ideas in a supportive way

3.5 Embrace and reflect on challenges and complexities and take responsibility for finding solutions

3.6 Honour own commitments and take responsibility for outcomes


4. Evaluate collaboration

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Engage in an open process of review and evaluation with others

4.2 Reflect on own level of participation, relationships with others, and personal behaviour

4.3 Identify and seek opportunities to refine and expand own

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

In class: Lectures, discussion, group activities

Teaching Schedule

Cluster -  Professional Practice  

This cluster comprises two units: CHCPRP002 and CHCPRP003





Assessment Details

Week 1

Professional Practice

Presentation of mid year research paper on intervention practices.

Each student has approx. 20 min.

Presentation of research (Part 2)


Optional module

Explore ‘Optional ‘Modules of Comprehensive  Assessment practices.


Discuss ‘Denise’ in current stage 4.

See which components would best fit ‘Denise’ pt 4


Role play each component choice.


Week 3

Case review

Final Case review for client ‘Denise’.  All clinicians assume a different role and complete a final case review process.

In class assessment role play:

Final Case review meeting for Denise Part4

Week 4

Exit plan

Group work on completing an exit plan for ‘Denise’


Week 5

Self care

Discussing various self care processes around client management.

Client aggression

Incident reporting etc

Exploring reflective practice, mindfulness,


Weeks 6-8

Final presentation

Final Assessment Presentation—

Effective client engagement utilising chosen underpinning intervention practice.

Role Play -3 days set aside for each role play presentation

Final Assessment Presentation      15 min per person


Case File Denise 1-4 submission due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Learning Resources The University Library provides extensive services, facilities and study space as well as comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD’s, magazines, slides, films etc. Computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software are also available. The library also has an expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc., all of which are accessible on campus, and off campus 24 hours per day. More information on library resources and services can be found at:

If you need additional support, visit RMIT’s Learning Lab, either in person or online:

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provides support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability.The link is :

Overview of Assessment



Assessment Task 1: Role Play 1

Assessment Task 2: Case file:  Final assessment

Assessment Task 3: Role Play 2


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Role play of final case review meeting: in class Week 3

Assessment 2: Presentation of effective client engagement : in class: final 3 weeks

Assessment 3: Role play and Submission of completed case file for “Denise”: Due Weeks 6-8

Assessment Matrix

Students may obtain an assessment matrix from the Program Coordinator

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Applying for an Extension

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Academic Integrity

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Plagiarism and Collusion

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Examples of plagiarism include:

  • Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
  • Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
  • Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
  • Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
  • Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
  • Copying a whole or any part of another student's work; and
  • Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
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Plagiarism Software

The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see:

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