Course Title: Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

Class Number: 2688

Class Section: KING

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Course Code: MKTG7969C

Course Title: Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;

Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003).

Depending on the delivery mode occasionally this may be delivered standalone.

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6147 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.


This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


1. Identify networking and collaboration needs and opportunities

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate the ways in which individual and organisation performance may be improved through collaboration

1.2 Identify and prioritise organisation and individual needs

1.3 Identify gaps in networks and collaborative practice and identify required action to fill the ga


2. Develop collaboration strategies

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Gather and review information about relevant services, organisations and key people

2.2 Pro-actively initiate relationships with other inter and intra sectoral professionals and organisations

2.3 Share information and resources, where possible, with other organisations to overcome duplication in service delivery

2.4 Maintain currency and accessibility of information

2.5 Define and document the type and level of collaboration, and negotiate with the relevant people


3. Work collaboratively

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify opportunities that meet client, personal and organisation goals

3.2 Plan and implement integrated projects and service delivery

3.3 Liaise with staff from relevant organisations on a formal and informal basis


4. Represent the organisation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Promote a positive image of the organisation at available opportunities

4.2 Communicate issues, policies and practices of the organisation in appropriate formats

4.3 Implement confidentiality measures that protect client, organisation and network


5. Maintain and enhance networks and collaborative partnerships

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Maintain networks and other work relationships to provide identifiable benefits for clients and the organisation

5.2 Improve and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

5.3 Monitor benefits to worker, organisation and client group in ongoing participation

5.4 Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of collaborations and make recommendations for action


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Workshops where information is shared through talks and discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time is spent during workshops for students to work on assessment tasks. It is an expectation that students also work on tasks outside of workshop time.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 
  • Identify networking and collaboration needs and opportunities
  • develop collaboration strategies
  • Work collaboration to meet goals/objectives
  • Represent the organisation
  • Maintain and enhance networks and collaborative partnerships

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:
The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.

Assessment Tasks


Task 1: Knowledge Questions

Task 2: Case Study Analysis 

Assessment Matrix

Students will have access to a marking rubric for reference at the time assessment tasks are distributed.

Other Information

Please refer to the rmit student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

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