Version Effective: 26th of February, 2020
Version Effective: 26th of February, 2020

PDC70213 - Partnering Essentials™ Course

Course Details

Course Summary

This course explores the subject of cross sector partnering and how to gain maximum value from this type of partnering.

The Partnering Essentials™ Course comprises 10 separate courses as follows:

  1. Why Partner?
  2. What is Partnering?
  3. How to Partner
  4. The Creating Stage of Partnering
  5. Partnering Agreements
  6. The Developing Stage of Partnering
  7. Negotiating in Partnering
  8. The Sustaining Stage of Partnering
  9. Evaluation and Review in Partnering
  10. Partnering in Action

Each individual course in this series will take approximately two hours to complete and will include a short quiz to test participants on key concepts explored in the course.

The courses can be taken individually as needed, by combining the first three courses into an Introduction to Cross Sector Partnering course or by taking the entire 10 courses to complete the Partnering Essentials™ Course.

The fee for this short course will be $675.00. (Bundled price for courses 1-10).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in organisations that are involved in working together with other organisations.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Completion of this online Partnering Essentials™ course will enable participants to progress to an online Certificate in Cross Sector Partnering hosted by CQUniversity Australia OR an action research-based Certificate in Partnering Practice conducted by The Partnering Initiative in the UK.

The Partnering Essentials™ Course has been designed by DIXON Partnering Solutions and is for people who:

  • Want to partner with others and don't know where to start
  • Are looking to increase the value of their partnerships
  • Want to resolve conflicts between partners
  • Feel overwhelmed with too many relationships
  • Are not sure how to stop a partnership and move on
  • Want to partner faster with less cost.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a co-branded DIXON and CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

20 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify why there is a need for cross sector partnering and how it is being used to solve tough complex problems such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Describe different types of partnering relationships and the impact they have on the strategic value of partnering
  3. Create, develop and sustain effective partnerships that deliver results at reduced risk
  4. Identify the key success factors needed to partner effectively including how to develop partnering agreements, resolve conflicts through interest-based negotiation and evaluate and review partnering processes
  5. Apply the foundational knowledge and skills needed to enter into a cross sector partnership with organisations from other sectors.


Online Quizzes

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