CHCPRP003 – Reflect On and Improve Own Professional Practice


Outcomes of studying the CHCPRP003 – Reflect On and Improve Own Professional Practice:

  • Self-evaluate your knowledge and skills
  • Seek and reflect upon feedback from co-workers and clients
  • Provide feedback to co-workers
  • Identify how the values, beliefs and behaviours influence your practice

Reflective practice is an important component of professional development. Reflect on own practice means you analyse the work you do and think about the ways how you can improve. When you analyse your current work activities, you will realize that there are certain areas within your skills, knowledge and practices which can be enhanced by additional training and development. By identifying your strengths and weaknesses, setting goals, timeframes and evaluation mechanism you can effectively improve your professional practice.

Elements and Performance Criteria for CHCPRP003 – Reflect On and Improve Own Professional Practice:



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element


1. Reflect on own practice

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

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

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

Assessment Requirements for CHCPRP003 – Reflect On and Improve Own Professional Practice:

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • undertaken a structured process to reflect on and improve own practice and created 1 personal development plan that includes:
  • goals
  • timeframes
  • ways of measuring progress

Knowledge Evidence for the paramedical unit CHCPRP003:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • legal and ethical considerations for reviewing and improving own practice, including:
  • duty of care
  • rights and responsibilities of workers and employers
  • work role boundaries – responsibilities and limitations
  • models and processes of professional reflection
  • professional development opportunities, including:
  • industry networking
  • professional associations
  • training requirements and options
  • informal and formal ways of learning and developing
  • principles and techniques for:
  • creating a personal development plan
  • personal goal setting
  • setting realistic timeframes
  • measuring progress and performance
  • types of work methods and practices which can improve performance
  • learning styles and how they relate to different individuals

Assessment Conditions for CHCPRP003 – Reflect On and Improve Own Professional Practice:

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. Where simulation is used, it must reflect real working conditions by modelling industry operating conditions and contingencies, as well as, using suitable facilities, equipment and resources.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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