Maintain and enhance professional practice

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TAAENV501B, 'Maintain and enhance professional practice'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Model high standards of performance


Personal performance is consistent with the organisation's goals and objectives


Appropriate professional techniques and strategies are modelled


Personal work goals and plans reflect individual responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with organisational/legal requirements


Ethical and inclusive practices are applied in professional practice


Determine personal development needs


Personal knowledge and skills are assessed against units of competency and other relevant benchmarks to determine development needs and priorities


Changes in vocational education and training policy and operating environments are identified and the impact on professional practice and personal development needs is determined


Feedback from colleagues and clients is used to identify personal learning needs/areas of professional development


Future career options are identified


Personal learning needs are documented and updated


Personal development needs are discussed with relevant personnel for inclusion in the professional development plan


Participate in professional development activities


Development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s are selected and used to support continuous learning and maintain currency of professional practice


Professional networks are participated in to support continuous learning and to maintain professional practice


Own performance and professional competency is continuously improved through engagement in professional development activities


Technology is used to maintain regular communication with relevant networks, organisations and individuals


Reflect on and evaluate professional practice


Developments and trends impacting on professional practice are researched and integrated into work performance


Feedback from colleagues/clients is used to identify and introduce improvements in work performance


Innovative and responsive approaches for improving professional practice are identified through the use of continuous improvement techniques and processes


Records, reports and recommendations for improvement are managed within the organisation's systems and processes

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAAENV501B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA60105 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
  • CUS50109 - Diploma of Music
  • AVI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instruction)