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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Evaluate the relevance of sustainability as a primary goal of business. Lifelong learning
2 Apply the new models of sustainable business to transform conventional business organisations into sustainable organisations. Ethical practice 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. Knowledge of a discipline
4 Evaluate organisational performance against relevant sustainability benchmarks. Intellectual rigour
5 Develop 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.

  • 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 texts may change in future study periods.