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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

You will collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams to design a social enterprise (a commercial enterprise which creates social value) as part of the Big Idea competition, which is run in conjunction with The Big Issue - one of Australia's most successful and famous social enterprises. You will, in teams, develop and present a social business plan and ten minute digital "pitch", the best of which will represent La Trobe in the Big Idea competition. This subject is delivered in a blended form via a combination of across campus lectures, webinars, workshops and individual assessment tools . You will also have the opportunity to engage with business leaders and social entrepreneurs outside of the University, through the judging process and other academic / assessment activities. This subject is available to undergraduate students on all campuses, and across all schools and colleges (providing the subject prerequisites have been met).

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVanessa Ratten

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must have completed 120 points of studies prior to undertaking this subject


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Individually and as a team member engage effective time-management principles and practices to desired team written or oral outcomes
02. Enhance individual awareness and application of cross-cultural / cross- discipline / cross- professional skills and abilities
03. Enhance self awareness and emotional intelligence in the production of individually written reflections, based on the learning experience throughout the curriculum, in relation to both the conceptualisation of a social enterprise, and the expansion of ethical awareness in the social sector.
04. Research and apply various ethical or moral frameworks to the preparation of a written report, an oral argument and a set of team decision-making outcomes.
05. Research and present, as a team a written report with a social solution to a community or social/ cultural business weakness or opportunities
06. Research and present, as a team, an oral argument with a social solution to a community or social / cultural business weakness or opportunities

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