Cross Sectoral Practice

Subject EDUC90561 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville Campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 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: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Dr Helen Stokes


Education Student Centre
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.
Objectives: Not available
Assessment: One 2,000 word assignment due mid-semester worth 40% and one 3,000 word assignment due at the end of semester worth 60%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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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