Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: EMPL7094C

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Laura Yeomans

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit is co-delivered with EMPL7093C Establish and manage client relationships.

Course Description

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

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


1. Reflect on own practice

Performance Criteria:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

Details of Learning Activities


This is a two (2) hour face to face delivery subject

This course runs over 8 weeks during semester 2

You are required to upload 3 assessments for this course to Canvas


A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:

• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in

the course

• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the

student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning

• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a

valuable part of your learning experience

• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your

ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics

• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course

and debate and discuss ideas


• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice

assessment, treatment and palpation techniques


Teaching Schedule

Session Date Class Activities Assessment
1 31/07/2018 Legal and ethical implications around managing client relationships   
2 07/08/2018 Identifying learning styles AT1 Case studies, students to commence 
3 14/08/2018 Modes of communication   
4 21/08/2018 Motivational interviewing and techniques AT2 Development plan students to  commence
5 04/09/2018 Communication barriers and conflict AT3 Clinic to commence
6 11/09/2018 Building rapport and SOAP notes  
7 17/09/2018 Develop priorities and SMART goals  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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.


Assessment Task 1 - Case Studies 

Assessment Task 2 - Personal Development plan

Assessment Task 3 - Clinic Observation skills 

Assessment Tasks


Assessment Tasks Name Due Date
AT1 Case Study assessment 11th Sept 2018
AT2 Personal Development Plan 11th Sept 2018
AT3 Clinic Observation skills  11th Nov 2018



Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix Name
AT1 - 3x case studies will be provided online. Students will be required to submit completed work into the Canvas course
AT2 - Each student will be required to develop a personal development plan including goals, time frames and ways to measure progress
AT3 - Clinic Observation skills checklist to be completed during clinic shifts


Other Information

This unit is co-delivered with CHCPRP003 / EMPL7094C Reflect on and improve own professional practice


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