This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish goals for own professional practice and to determine how one's practice can be developed in a sustainable way, taking account of all aspects of sustainability - individual, social, environmental and economic.  It applies to individuals who must consider the sustainability of their practice in any sector or area of expertise.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - research and collaborate with informed others to identify development ideas and issues relevant to own practice; - develop realistic goals for own practice based on research and review; - identify opportunities to enhance sustainability in own practice and implement strategies to harness them, and; - develop and implement professional development activities that enhance the sustainability of own practice. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline the professional context for a given area of practice in terms of opportunities and constraints; - describe how the following factors affect contemporary practice: - buying trends; - economic considerations; - impacts of technology on practice; - lifestyle trends; - location of practice; - social issues; - intellectual property considerations; - summarise the tools, techniques and strategies used by practitioners to build sustainable practice, and; - explain key aspects of individual, social, economic, environmental sustainability, and how they impact on a particular area of practice.

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