Professional Practice 3

OCC80015 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • Eight weeks full time

Contact hours

  • 304 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


OCC 80030 Enabling Participation: Children AND
OCC80040 Enabling Participation: Youth AND
OCC80055 Evidence Review AND
OCC70015 Professional Practice 2

Aims and objectives

In this unit students will demonstrate advanced level professional skills including professional behaviour, high level communication, and self-management skills. In addition they will actively engage in reflection-on-practice including; evaluation of one’s own practice, identify and critique relevant resources for learning; and prepare for, and contribute to feedback sessions. Students will use a learning contract and journal to facilitate reflection activities. Students will apply client-centred reasoning processes, including relevant conceptual and professional practice theories and frameworks and apply best practice by searching, selecting and critiquing evidence. Finally, students will demonstrate beginning practitioner skills, in a sensitive, ethical and professional manner. Students will manage a case load of 4-6 clients.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Behave professionally and ethically
2. Consolidate and enhance self-management skills
3. Communicate effectively and professionally within the workplace, and with service users and significant others
4. Develops and maintains appropriate documentation at beginner practitioner level
5. Actively engage in assessment/information gathering skills at beginner practitioner level
6. Critique and apply intervention/services (individual/ group), define goals, coordinate and implement at beginner practitioner level
7. Demonstrate skills in evaluation, self-evaluation and evaluation of intervention strategies