Course Title: Establish networks

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4246

Course Title: Establish networks

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 35.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace


Billabong QLD


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks.  It covers the relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.

No licensing, legislative, reglatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources.  They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Plan Code C4246GTA

For Plan Code C4246GTA, the unit BSBREL401A Establish networks will be co-taught with BSBCUS402B Address customer needs and TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace.  Participants in this program are expected to be currently employed as a Field Officer in a Victorian Group Training Organisation.  The learning and assessment materials for this program are contextualised to the Group Training Organisation environment.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBREL401A Establish networks


1. Develop and maintain business networks

2. Establish and maintain business relationships

3. Promote the relationship

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • establishing contacts and participating in networks
  • identifying opportunities for networking
  • knowledge of related organisations, agencies and networks
  • maintaining records of relevant contacts

The assessment will ensure:

  • access to an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • access to office equipment and resources
  • access to examples of networking strategies and documentation