Course Title: Develop own sustainable professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUSM8781C

Course Title: Develop own sustainable professional practice

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5348 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Phillip Allan

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4030

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 35

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

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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice


1. Research and develop goals for own practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify own professional goals and aspirations in the context of chosen area of practice 1.2 Identify and consult with key people to support identified goals and aspirations 1.3 Evaluate factors that affect contemporary practice in chosen area, including specific opportunities 1.4 Question self and others about future directions for practice 1.5 Identify and review opportunities and ideas in a range of new and emerging disciplines and contexts 1.6 Develop goals for overall practice direction, based on research, review and individual personal circumstances


2. Identify key sustainability issues in own practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and investigate key components of sustainable professional practice in chosen area of work 2.2 Evaluate current practice and determine opportunities to enhance sustainability 2.3 Research and synthesise information to support future professional practice


3. Take action to implement sustainable individual practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop practical and innovative strategies to enhance sustainability of practice 3.2 Develop and nurture own professional networks, and engage in ongoing collaboration with peers and others 3.3 Engage in sustainable work practices in all areas of activity 3.4 Integrate practices that support own lifelong learning in chosen field 3.5 Challenge and refine own ideas and strategies for developing professional practice 3.6 Evaluate constraints and limitations, and take action to address them as appropriate

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.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:

1.  Activities:

·       online course

·       teacher directed activities

·       project work

·       independent research

·       You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-                 class independent study and research

Teaching Schedule

 Tasks Task / Assessment due dates Elements
 Sustainable Task 1 Ecological Footprint  1.4
 Sustainable Task 2 Current workplace sustainability 1.1 - 1.7
 Sustainable Task 3 Future workplace sustainability 

1.1 - 1.7

2.1 - 2.3

3.1 - 3.6

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


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. 



Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

 Assessment task Content/requirements Due date
 Online assignment Assignment based on general and practice-specific OHS information.

Four separate tasks (see assessment matrix).

Semester 1: March 2 - June 12

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information


If requested 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.


RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this 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.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1 (unresolved);

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