Working Well Together

Course code BHW600

Working effectively within and across teams, organisations and iwi is an important part of the social health and wellbeing sector. Such work is complex for many reasons including; interpersonal team dynamics, differing organisation’s goals, funding models, and cultural orientations.

This online course introduces you to key practical issues encountered when working within and across different organisational contexts. The online course provides students with the skills and knowledge to help facilitate collaboration and co-production, identify shared values and outcomes, and negotiate leadership roles, responsibilities and power relations.

Throughout the course students are encouraged to critically reflect on the transformative possibilities for how teams and organisations can work more effectively to create positive change in communities.      

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $838 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Identify common issues and challenges that can arise when working within and across different teams and organisations, including cultural differences.
  • Describe key principles and good practice approaches that underpin effective collaboration and co-production. 
  • Analyse an example of effective collaboration and explain what worked well and how this resulted in better outcomes for people and communities.
  • Analyse the impact of different organisational arrangements to promote Treaty of Waitangi/Tiriti o Waitangi partnership and tino rangatiratanga.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.