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Unit description

The unit applies the concept of sustainability to contemporary business organisations by examining a range of innovative environmental and social management tools.

Unit content

  1. Sustainability
  2. Sustainability and business
  3. CSR & stakeholders
  4. Sustainable economics
  5. Sustainable Business Models 1
  6. Sustainable Business Models 2
  7. Energy, carbon & climate
  8. Waste, pollution & recycling
  9. Sustainable production, supply chains and consumption
  10. Strategy & sustainability
  11. Life cycle analysis and sustainability accounting
  12. Social business

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
1Evaluate the relevance of sustainability as a primary goal of business.Lifelong learning
2Apply the new models of sustainable business to transform conventional business organisations into sustainable organisations.Ethical practiceCommunication and social skills
3Apply the sustainability paradigm to the traditional business functions of marketing, HRM, accounting, economics, supply chain management and management strategy.Knowledge of a discipline
4Evaluate organisational performance against relevant sustainability benchmarks.Intellectual rigour
5Develop creative solutions to remove causes of unsustainability.Creativity

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

  1. Evaluate the relevance of sustainability as a primary goal of business.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Apply the new models of sustainable business to transform conventional business organisations into sustainable organisations.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Apply the sustainability paradigm to the traditional business functions of marketing, HRM, accounting, economics, supply chain management and management strategy.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Evaluate organisational performance against relevant sustainability benchmarks.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. Develop creative solutions to remove causes of unsustainability.
    • GA2: Creativity

Prescribed texts

  • Available as e-book only at http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/sustainability-in-australian-business-principles-and-practice/: Moscardo, G, Lamberton, G & Wells, G, et al. , 2013, Sustainability in Australian business: principles and practice, John Wiley & Sons, Milton.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report30%
Report40%
Essay30%

Teaching method
Workshop online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report30%
Report40%
Essay30%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Report30%
Report40%
Essay30%

Teaching method
Workshop online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report30%
Report40%
Essay30%

Teaching method
Workshop online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report30%
Report40%
Essay30%
Notice

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Fee information

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