Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: EMPL7098C
Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5360 - Diploma of Financial Counselling
Course Contact: Jo Wallwork
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3983
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 120
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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through processes of reflection and ongoing professional development.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
E1. Reflect on own practice
1.1 Undertake self-evaluation in conjunction with supervisors and/or peers
1.2 Reflect on and recognise the effect of values, beliefs and behaviour in practice
1.3 Share two-way, open and evaluative feedback with co-workers or peers
1.4 Actively seek and reflect on feedback from clients, organisations or other relevant sources
E2. Enhance own practice
2.1 Determine improvements needed based on own evaluation and feedback from others
2.2 Identify potential support networks both internal and external to the organisation
2.3 Seek specialist advice or further training where need is identified
2.4 Recognise requirements for self-care and identify requirements for additional support
2.5 Devise, document and implement a self development plan that sets realistic goals and targets
E3. Facilitate ongoing professional development
3.1 Access and review information on current and emerging industry developments and use these to improve practice
3.2 Assess and confirm own practice against ethical and legal requirements and opportunities
3.3 Identify and engage with opportunities to extend and expand own expertise
3.4 Regularly participate in review processes as a commitment to upgrading skills and knowledge
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. By applying these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to initiate your own personal development plan in order to be pro-active in your own professional development. This will include practices of reflection and a good understanding of supervisory practices.
Details of Learning Activities
- teacher directed group activities/projects
- peer teaching
- group discussion
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- role play activities
- Out-of-class activities:
- independent project based work
- online and other research
- independent study
This course will be delivered with the Financial Legal Cluster together with the following courses:
Following class work will be covered within the Financial Legal teaching delivery schedule:
Skill evaluation activities, what reflection is and why it’s useful
Look at some feedback/evaluation models - such as the 360 degree feedback tool (this is an interesting example currently used)
Why we need to keep up with current legislation, be aware of current issues in order to maintain legal and ethical propriety
RMIT will provide learning resources for this course. Students are expected to use Blackboard to access learning resources and assessment material for this course.
Overview of Assessment
To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment task.
- Written Project: Personal Development plan
This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment.
To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment tasks.
You should refer to the assessment plan which is available on Blackboard for details of each assessment task and for detailed assessment criteria. The dates noted below are provisional and may be subject to change.
Assessment Task 1: Self development plan
Due date: October 18 2017
Assessment Task 2: Written activity (WIL)
Due date: October 18 2017
Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through BlackBoard.
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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.
- Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.
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Working with Children Check – This course requires a Working with Children Check
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