Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2022

Course Code: EMPL7094C

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

School: 535T Social Care and Health

Campus: City Campus

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Course Contact: Laura Yeomans

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4289

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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

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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 Establish relationship within appropriate professional boundaries

1.2 Build trust and respect through use of effective communication techniques

1.3 Identify and respond to client special needs

1.4 Communicate in ways that take account of cultural considerations

1.5 Exercise discretion and confidentiality


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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reflect on and improve own professional practices. Students will learn how to navigate one-to-one relationships with clients, understand professional reflective practices to improve and develop their practices for future growth in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines. 

Teaching Schedule




 Learning schedule


Reflective practices

1 & 2



Learning styles

1 & 2



Feedback Strategies

1 & 2



Professional Development

1 & 2



Work Methods & Practices to improve performance

1 & 2



Legal & ethical considerations & Review

1 & 2


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 - Professional Development plan

Assessment Task 2 - Knowledge assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1Professional Development Plan - within this assessment you will be developing a Professional development plan that incorporates feed back, reflect and project for PD development. Due date : refer to Canvas

Assessment 2 - Knowledge Assessment- This is a short answer assessment . Responding to all questions that relate to the course content incorporating feedback systems, PD plans and reflective journals. Due Date: refer to Canvas

Assessment Matrix

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