BEX3150 - Sustainability practice and organisations - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics


Ms Gitanjali Bedi

Unit guides



  • Winter semester 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


Organisations across all sectors (corporate, public sector, not-for-profit) are increasingly needing to consider the environmental, social and ethical impacts of their business. Opportunities to positively impact an organisation's sustainability journey reside at every level of an organisation, and often require multi-disciplinary, collaborative approaches to problem solve and innovate.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate a broad knowledge of global sustainable development challenges and understand the role organisations play in contributing to solutions. Students will demonstrate an understanding of organisational drivers and collaboratively apply technical and practical skills and approaches to drive organisational change towards sustainability. Students will develop and demonstrate their career-readiness through the application to real world challenges knowledge and skills such as; auditing environmental and social impact, stakeholder engagement, negotiation and ethical decision-making, behaviour change, communicating the business case, cross cultural awareness and teamwork.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate a broad knowledge of global sustainable development challenges
  2. critically reflect on the role of organisations in contributing to sustainable development solutions
  3. acquire and demonstrate technical and practical skills and competencies for driving change within an organisation towards sustainable practice
  4. apply, evaluate and communicate a strategic initiative for driving change within an organisation towards sustainable practice
  5. evaluate personal learning and personal development in contributing to the organisational change process.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must have completed 72 credit points.