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Unit description

Examines models for sustainable social innovation in terms of intellectual property, ethical enterprise, cultural safety and social integrity. Identifies principles for social entrepreneurship in Australian Aboriginal contexts. Engages students in co-design methods for shaping business development agendas that improve community outcomes and sustain Indigenous lifeways.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Social Innovation Principles
Topic 2: Assessment and Aboriginal Community Enterprise
Topic 3: Co Design, Social Enterprise and Development
Topic 4: Values and Sustainability in Social Enterprise

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1examine the theoretical basis, practical principles and examples of social and community innovation Knowledge of a discipline
2critically analyse Indigenous community practices from a variety of sources and propose frameworks for Aboriginal social enterprise development Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3appraise the significance and potential of social innovation as a continuing community resource. Intellectual rigourLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. examine the theoretical basis, practical principles and examples of social and community innovation
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critically analyse Indigenous community practices from a variety of sources and propose frameworks for Aboriginal social enterprise development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. appraise the significance and potential of social innovation as a continuing community resource.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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