Course Title: Develop professional expertise

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5207 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Title: Develop professional expertise

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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 Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this subject is to develop in the learner the ability to seek out and apply traditional, alternative and scientific information; implement reflective learning practices; contribute to the development of professional practices and critically evaluate specific research related to the Remedial Massage Therapy industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

For the D14J group, this course will be co-delivered with the following course:
CHCORG428A Reflect and improve upon professional practice

For the D15F & D15J groups, this course will be co-delivered with the following courses:
CHCORG428A Reflect and improve upon professional practice
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise


1. Seek out and apply traditional, alternative and scientific information.

2. Implement reflective learning practices.

3. Contribute to the development of professional practices.

4.Critically evaluate specific research.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course forms part of the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Assessment may also take place in a simulated work situation such as a supervised student clinic.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
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Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).