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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 examine the theoretical basis, practical principles and examples of social and community innovation
2 critically analyse Indigenous community practices from a variety of sources and propose frameworks for Aboriginal social enterprise development
3 appraise the significance and potential of social innovation as a continuing community resource.

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:
  2. critically analyse Indigenous community practices from a variety of sources and propose frameworks for Aboriginal social enterprise development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. appraise the significance and potential of social innovation as a continuing community resource.
    • GA1:
    • GA5: