SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

CSE1STX

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

In this subject,students are introduced to developing and implementing a workplace sustainability policy in line with a current theoretical framework and modifying it to suit the interconnections between the economy, society and the environment. Students identify, analyse and evaluate information to develop and modify organisational policies in accordance with organisational goals and changing business circumstances. During this process, they are required to communicate and consult with internal and external stakeholders. The subject also introduces students to the prospective role organisations play in generating social value for global communities. This includes environmental,social, cultural and economic sustainability and has a focus on the use ofdigital technologies to enhance sustainability outcomes. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic,social, political and cultural systems - now and in the future.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SBAIO or SBACTO or LAAB or LBAB or LBABK or LBABL or LDAB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRethinking corporate social responsibility in the age of climate change: a communication perspective.RecommendedAllen. M, W, & Craig. C, A. 2016Springer Open
ReadingsCarroll's pyramid of CSR: taking another lookRecommendedCarroll. A, B. 2016Springer Open
ReadingsSustainability Practices Subject Learner GuidePrescribedDidasko Digital, 2018Didasko Digital

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Scope and develop organisational policies and procedures to ensure they comply with legislative requirements and support the organisations sustainability goals.

Activities:
Online practical activities including a workplace simulation exercise reviewing a company's policy and procedure.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Explain policy development processes, practices and current sustainability theoretical frameworks.

Activities:
Webinars and discussion forums about sustainable practices in IT.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Consult and communicate with internal and external stakeholders to generate engagement with development of the sustainability policy and provide feedback to key personnel.

Activities:
Teamwork workplace simulation exercise (mock company intranet) supported via webinars and discussion forums are used to encourage interaction between students and the academic staff for peer group learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

04. Explain the corporate social responsibility (CSR) required by business and the degree of responsibility they must take for their actions.

Activities:
Teamwork workplace simulation exercise (mock company intranet) supported via webinars and discussion forums.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Use research skills and digital technologies to plan, develop and implement a sustainability policy that reflects the organisation's commitment to sustainability and global corporate citizenship.

Activities:
A workplace simulation exercise involving reviewing a company's current situation and developing a policy report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTorab Torabi

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 13
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTorab Torabi

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 14 - 25
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 38
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 39
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1,000-words equivalent)Research a sustainability framework. Identify the key parts of the framework, explain why you chose this framework and how it is used to develop workplace policy30 02, 04
Sustainability Policy report (2,500-words equivalent)Develop, a sustainability policy, along with supporting procedures for a mock company. The policy report is designed to reflect the key action plans and policies appropriate for a socially conscious global organisation. The policy report focusses on applying skills to design and communicate to key stakeholders, using digital technologies to achieve strategies that align the business with contemporary corpor50 01, 03, 04, 05
15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online10 01, 02
Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent) Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.10 04