Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2021

Class Number: 1033

Class Section: HAP

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Course Code: EMPL7098C

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001).

Depending on the delivery mode occasionally this may be delivered standalone.

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6147 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email: gwen.cawsey@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

 

This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Element:

1. Reflect on own practice

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Enhance own practice

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Facilitate ongoing professional development

Performance Criteria:

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


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

Classes where information is shared through talks and group discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time in class, will also be spent working on applied assessment tasks. Note: All learning activities are delivered via remote learning


Teaching Schedule

Workshop  1 
  • Legal and ethical considerations for reviewing and improving own practice
  • Models and processes of professional reflection
  • Identify networking and collaboration needs and opportunities
  • Develop collaboration strategies
  • Work collaboratively to meet goals/objectives
  • Represent the organisation
Workshop  2 
  • Maintain and enhance networks and collaborative partnerships
  • Reflect on and enhance own practice
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Types of work methods and practices which can improve performance
  • Learning styles and how they relate to different individuals


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:
The learning Lab
www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/learning-lab
The Study Support Hub
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/study-support-hub
English for uni workshops
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/workshops/english-uni-workshops


Overview of Assessment

Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 - professional practice knowledge questions

Assessment task 2 - networks and partnerships knowledge questions

Assessment task 3 - developing networks and partnerships case study

Assessment task 4 - Reflect on professional practice case study

 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency.

 The assessment matrix is located in Canvas, at the end of each assessment task.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

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