Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5397 Diploma of Community Services

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Portfolio: DSC 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 Contact: Fiona McLean

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3673

Course Contact Email: fiona.mclean@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to develop a structured approach to workplace practice.  This includes contributing to the planning of diversity policies and procedures and implementing support processes to manage the stress and emotional well-being of self or colleagues. You will also be focusing on how to evaluate and enhance your own work practice through processes of reflection and ongoing professional development.

This course addresses the following units of competency;

  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

These units are clustered for delivery but assessed separately.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elements:

1. Reflect on own practice

2. Enhance own practice

3. Facilitate ongoing professional development


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of these course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to develop a structured approach to workplace practice.  This includes contributing to the planning of diversity policies and procedures and implementing support processes to manage the stress and emotional well-being of self or colleagues. You will also be focusing on how to evaluate and enhance your own work practice through processes of reflection and ongoing professional development.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include practical demonstrations, group activities, reflection and supervised placement hour within the community services industry. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessments are:

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

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services)