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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

This unit examines models for sustainable innovation in terms of intellectual property, ethical enterprise, cultural safety, social integrity and estate management. It also delves into principles for social entrepreneurship in Indigenous contexts. During a compulsory 4-day residential workshop students will engage in co-design methods for shaping business development to 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

Topic 5: Understanding the Indigenous estate and estate management

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 examine and evaluate the theoretical basis, practical principles and examples of social and community innovation Knowledge of a discipline
2 critically analyse Indigenous community practices from a variety of sources and propose frameworks that apply to Aboriginal social enterprise development Creativity Cultural competence
3 plan and appraise the significance of a social innovation as it pertains to managing the Indigenous estate. Creativity Cultural competence

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

  1. examine and evaluate 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 that apply to Aboriginal social enterprise development
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. plan and appraise the significance of a social innovation as it pertains to managing the Indigenous estate.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence