Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5385 Diploma of Community Services (Statutory and forensic child, youth and family welfare)

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.

Course Contact: Anne Fitzpatrick

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0329

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. It is delivered as a cluster whose focus is on developing professional practice that promotes diversity, reflective practices, self-care, and debriefing and support processes.

 This course is clustered with the following two (2) courses:

  • CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

The courses in this cluster are delivered together and assessed separately.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Applicants must have completed a Certificate IV in Community Services or a related field (Youth Work, Disability & Alcohol & Other Drugs) and be currently employed in a community services organisation working with young people and families.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


1. Reflect on own practice

2. Enhance own practice

3. Facilitate ongoing professional development

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, this includes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.


Overview of Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding of course content will be assessed through:  

Assessment Task 1: Report on organisational diversity objectives

Assessment Task 2: Promote and foster diversity in the workplace

Assessment Task 3: Knowledge questions

Assessment Task 4: Case scenario and responses

Assessment Task 5: Conduct a structured debriefing

Assessment Task 6: Knowledge questions

Assessment Task 7: Reflection on practice report

Assessment Task 8: Personal development plan


 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

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