Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


Bundoora Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254845

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

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


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


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


1. Reflect on own practice

2. Enhance own practice

3. Facilitate ongoing professional development

Learning Outcomes

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be  instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Reflect on own practice

    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

  2. Enhance own practice

    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

  3. Facilitate ongoing professional development

    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

Overview of Assessment


Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.


You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals


Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Assessment tasks



Assessment 1

Clinical Placement

Assessment 2

Reflective Journal for Clinical Placement 2 and Clinical Placement 3

Assessment 3

Professional Development





To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.