Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

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 class will be a webinar /online interactive course.


Students will log in via the emailed link to attend via online. 


The webinar will commence with a review of the last weeks learning materials, Q & A session to reflect upon previous learning. The course slides will be reviewed and assessment knowledge will be outlined in each webinar class.


Students will be asked to review each classes slides prior to the webinar delivery so conversation and reflective learning can be facilitated.


Teaching Schedule

Establish and Reflect 2019










Legal and ethical implications around managing client relationships 






Identifying learning styles


AT1 Case studies, students to commence 




Modes of communication 





Motivational interviewing and techniques

AT2 Development plan students to  commence



Communication barriers and conflict


AT3to begin in Clinic



Building rapport and SOAP notes









Develop priorities and SMART goals

AT1,AT2 & At3 due to be submitted to Canvas

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 1 Due 30/04/19  -You have been given 3 (three) different case studies designed to capture how you manage client relationships during your time in the RMIT student clinic. For each case study, students must formulate and submit a written response (150–200 words per case study), discussing how they would best address each case scenario

Assessment 2 -  Due 30/04/19 This is a reflective journal over a 4 week period you will need to follow the 5 points below to capture your data 

1) Identify a personal or professional challenge or professional development for a specified duration

2)Develop a schedule/timetable of activities and indicate when you will reflect on your progress to meet the


3)List the blockers to completing the challenge

4)Identify the personal and professional support network(s)  required to support the success of the challenge

5)Provide an evaluation checklist or journal to allow monitoring of progress


Assessment 3 - Due 30/04/19

This checklist will allow you to collect evidence of satisfactory participation in clinics.

Ensure everything on the checklist has been completed during each clinic to get your satisfactory result. This is a continual assessment (All clinics must be attended to achieve a satisfactory result). The records will be filed by your teacher/supervisor.

At the end of semester scan the checklist and upload it to Canvas.

Assessment Matrix

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