Course Title: Prepare for sustainable professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: OHTH5708C

Course Title: Prepare for sustainable professional practice

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Phillip Allan

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4030

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Nominal Hours: 35

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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:

CUVPRP502A Prepare for sustainable professional practice


1. Develop own practice goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Reflect on professional goals and aspirations in the context of chosen area of practice
1.2 Identify and make contact with key people to support individual reflection
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 Look for opportunities and ideas beyond the obvious
1.6 Develop goals that take account of individual personal circumstances
1.7 Make decisions about overall practice direction, based on reflection and research


2. Identify key sustainability issues

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and investigate the 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 collate information to support future professional practice


3. Take action to develop 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
3.3 Engage in sustainable work practices in all areas of activity
3.4 Recognise and integrate the idea of lifelong learning into practice
3.5 Engage in ongoing collaboration with peers and others
3.6 Challenge and refine own ideas and strategies for developing professional practice

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

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Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

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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

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Assessment Tasks

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Assessment Matrix

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