Coffs HarbourSession 1,2Session 1,2
OnlineSession 1,2N/A

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Discussion Board presentation, followed by participation in a discussion30%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Residential session 6 hours/day (24 hours total) (4 days)
Discussion Board presentation, followed by participation in a discussion30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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