Cross Sectoral Practice

Subject 460-733 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Parkville Campus
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours self directed learning in the workplace and the wider community
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: This subject will explore the processes of designing and managing consultation, collaboration and partnerships for the purpose of enhancing the wellbeing of young people. Best cross-sectoral practices in areas such as health promotion, prevention and intervention will be examined. Participants will be given an opportunity to refine a range of interpersonal and facilitation skills central to the achievement of effective cross-sectoral partnerships. The subject is designed to allow participants to engage in critical reflection of their own and their organisation's approach to developing positive cross-sectoral relationships.
Assessment: 4,000 word assignment or equivalent (100 per cent).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Facilitate collaboration between organisations to build effective partnerships;
  • Demonstrate advanced interpersonal, group facilitation skills, conflict management skills and cultural competence within their organisation and across sectors;
  • Critically reflect on their personal role, and their organisation's role, in building effective cross-sectoral partnerships; and
  • Demonstrate highly developed written and oral communication skills.

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define and analyse problems and develop solutions for young people from a multi-system perspective;
  • Design and collaborate in capacity building processes for the purposes of enhancing the well-being of young people; and
  • Actively engage young people and their communities in the planning, implementation and evaluation of services and programs.
Related Course(s): Master of Youth Health and Education Management

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