Course Title: Prepare for sustainable professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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
- Presentations
- Group work

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

WeekClass contentAssessment Due

Intro to Workplace relationships, professional industry, professional goals and sustainability.
Course guide discussion
Assessment task briefing and discussion.



Submission and discussion, in class Intended plan for assisting, photography and photo imaging related projects, Goal setting.

Assessment Task 1 Ungraded:
Short, medium and semester long goals and aspirations outline.



Assessment Task 1 Due



Professional photographer engagement
Goal development
Own practice sustainability.

Feedback consultations with teacher.


Progress report presentations:

Goal development
Own practice sustainability
Strategies and action plans.


Industry engagement visit
Props and source merchandise - TBA


Industry engagement visit feedback presentations


Industry engagement presentation – ACMP Trampoline Guest speaker

Assessment Task 2 Ungraded:
Professional photographer engagement proposal.

Assessment Task 2 Due
9Industry engagement visit feedback presentations 
10Industry engagement presentationt – AIPP Guest speaker 

Progress reports

Goal development
Own practice sustainability
Strategies and action plans.
Assessment Task 3


Engagement in industry

Professional photography engagement
Goal development
Own practice sustainability.

Feedback and consultations with teacher.


Assessment Task 3 Due

Engagement in industry reports


Assessment Task 3 Due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

ACMP Photographers Bible

See Blackboard for an updated list of online resources + prescribed text


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 graded and non-graded.

Whilst assessment tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback this work can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial assessment tasks.  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 all following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


Assessment Task 1 Ungraded:

Short, medium and semester long goals and aspirations outline. Due week 2.

Assessment Task 2 Ungraded:

Professional photographer engagement proposal. Due week 8.

Assessment Task 3 Graded:

Engagement in industry reports. Due week 16.



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Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

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

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

Cover Sheet submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

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

You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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