SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

CSE1SPX

2021

Credit points: 15

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 of digital 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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBAIO, SBACTO, LAAB, LBAB, LBABK, LBABL, LDAB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsCSE1STX

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Carroll''s pyramid of CSR: taking another look

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCarroll. A, B.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer Open

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Rethinking corporate social responsibility in the age of climate change: a communication perspective.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAllen. M, W, & Craig. C, A.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer Open

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Sustainability Practices Subject Learner Guide

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDidasko Digital

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDidasko Digital

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Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Explain policy development processes, practices and current sustainability theoretical frameworks.
03. Consult and communicate with internal and external stakeholders to generate engagement with development of the sustainability policy and provide feedback to key personnel.
04. Explain the corporate social responsibility (CSR required by business and the degree of responsibility they must take for their actions.
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.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 13
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 41 - 52
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 45 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 50 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 50 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 17
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 21
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 15 - 26
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 19 - 30
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 23 - 34
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 28 - 39
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 32 - 39
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 48
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 policy

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

15-minute online quiz (450-words equivalent)20 question multiple-choice test conducted online

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

Critical reflection exercise (450-words equivalent)Reflect on the importance of corporate social responsibility and the potential of organisations to affect positive change.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4