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.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - developed strategies for networking and collaboration for at least 1 organisation, and; - worked collaboratively with external individuals or groups in at least 3 different service delivery situations. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and ethical considerations for collaborative practice; - principles of networking and collaboration; - different types of networks and collaboration; - benefits of networking and collaboration; - values, limitations and dynamics of networks and collaborative partnerships; - industry structure and interrelationships between different organisations, both public and private, and; - established networks in relevant area of work.

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