Brokering Partnerships & Policy Contexts

Subject CCDP60002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours including research, reading and assignment preparation

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Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Dean Merlino


Dean Merlino

Community Cultural Development

Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 9035 9138

Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the relationship between forms of cultural policy, CCD practice and the brokering of strategic partnership opportunities. The subject will evaluate multi-level policy implications within a national and international framework and explore the contemporary locations for partnership brokering. Case studies will be presented, which reflect arts partnerships in line with current policies such as urban renewal, cultural diversity and social inclusion agendas.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject the student will:

• demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between project brokering and policy;
• analyse multi-level policy and strategy;
• confidently engage with policy making at local, state and federal level;
• engage communities with relevant policy initiatives;
• demonstrate an understanding of complex community and stakeholder relationships.


Contribution and participation in seminar discussions (10%); written assignment or equivalent project documentation 4,000 words (50%) due in the examination period with individual supervision across the semester; seminar presentations (40%) across the semester.

Hurdle requirements:
Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject reader available for purchase from Student Centre.

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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 the student will:

• communicate and negotiate effectively and efficiently with a range of people and organisations; including arts and non-arts organisations, government administrators, funding bodies, professional associations and commercial corporations;
• confidently communicate verbal and written skills;
• exhibit the skills to facilitate local cultural needs assessments, analyse community cultural concepts, collaboratively plan and design culturally appropriate CCD projects;
• express community cultural development theory and practice in an accessible form at community level, in both written and oral modes;
• demonstrate leadership and mentor skills;
• understand and appreciate the place of the arts within non-arts settings;
• demonstrate the strategic thinking and planning to broker cross-sectoral partnerships;
• display an ability for the practical application of community cultural development theory.

Related Course(s): Master of Community Cultural Development
Master of Directing for Performance
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
150 Point Moving Image
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Moving Image

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