Course Title: Prepare for sustainable professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EMPL7030C

Course Title: Prepare for sustainable professional practice

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Eddie Javier
Phone: 0399254774

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 be 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 be able to: establish personal goals and develop sustainable practice.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include:
-Speakers representing the industry
-Location and studio photography
-Industry visits
-Time management
-Industry research
-Applications of styling skills
-Use of relevant photographic technologies


Teaching Schedule


WeekClass contentAssessment DueElements
4Intro to Workplace relationships/professional industry
Course guide discussion
Assessment discussion
*Brief Assessment
5Submission and discussion of Part 1 Intended plan for assisting, photography and photo imaging related projectsFormative in class2-3
6*Industry visit
Dimension Studios – Port Melbourne
7Research report – location visitFormative in class1
8 *Industry visit
Location stylist - TBA
9 Research report – location visitFormative in class 1
10 *Industry visit
Props and source merchandise - TBA
11 Research report – location visitFormative in class 1
12 Industry visit – ACMP Trampoline  2-3
13 Progressive report  1
14 Industry visit – AIPP Guest speaker  2-3
15 Progressive report  1
16 Industry visit – CI Studios Richmond  2-3
1 Industry visit – Borge Andersen & Associates Port Melbourne  2-3
2 Progressive report  3
3 Industry visit – Sun Studios Richmond  2-3
4 Progressive report  3
5 Industry visit – Irwin & McLaren  2-3
6 Progressive report  3
7 Industry visit – ACMP Trampoline  2-3
8 Progressive report  3
9 Industry visit – Zetta Florence  2-3
10 Individual meetings
Progressive report
11 Industry visit – Zetta Florence and Irwin & McLaren  2-3
12 Week 12
*Assessment Submission
Summative assessment due in class 1-3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

ACMP Photographers Bible
ACMP Assistants Bible


You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.  

Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include: written assessments and practical tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


*There are two parts to the assessments: RESEARCH and PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.


You must complete a minimum of 40 hrs of industry related experience. This can be made up of e.g. your collaborative work with the stylists (Merchandise and Fashion on location photo shoots), any photo related assisting and/or photographic jobs.


Ancillary to this you must research and submit a minimum of 6 images sourced from web and/or magazine with the names and contact details of 3 photographers whom you admire and express interest in.


Formulate email strategy with teacher and forward to respondent.


It is the student’s responsibility to ensure complete documentation.

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Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment matrix
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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