2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020
This subject gives students an opportunity to learn all about how to build a social enterprise. The traditional lines between private, public and non-profit sectors are being blurred by the emergence of social enterprise and shared value. That is, social entrepreneurs are finding ways to build impact models that either break even financially, or even make profit. They have done so by engaging innovative business models to solve social and environmental problems on local and global levels. With social enterprise emerging, this subject gives students the opportunities to learn about it by practical application. Students study these themes within the context of working in teams on applying a process to build a real social enterprise. At the end of the unit students have developed a working knowledge of the ideas of problem space identification, design thinking, lean startup and the business model canvas. This subject is primarily practical: students will be required to “get out of the building” and actually speak to a range of real people, and conduct real experiments to design a social enterprise that actually addresses a social issue in Australia
The changing social landscape
What is a social enterprise?
Understanding Social Entrepreneurs
Business Model Design & Social Enterprise Types
Ideation & Preliminary Business Model Mapping
Customer Validation & Product-Market Fit
The Startup Journey
Startup Financial Modelling
Pitching for Support
The Way Forward
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Explain what a social enterprise is, and understand the place that social enterprise plays in the changing social landscape in Australia||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Demonstrate increased self-awareness with relation to the behaviours, traits and attitudes required of a social entrepreneur||Lifelong learning|
|3||Develop critical research, teamwork and communication skills necessary for social entrepreneurship study and practice||Communication and social skills|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Explain what a social enterprise is, and understand the place that social enterprise plays in the changing social landscape in Australia
- GA1: Intellectual rigour
- Demonstrate increased self-awareness with relation to the behaviours, traits and attitudes required of a social entrepreneur
- GA5: Lifelong learning
- Develop critical research, teamwork and communication skills necessary for social entrepreneurship study and practice
- GA6: Communication and social skills
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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