Course Title: Consumer Resource Management 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Consumer Resource Management 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Anne Sibbel

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2718

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 39.4.9

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students are required to have completed ONPS2172 Integrated Consumer Research 2, an equivalent course or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

This course offers professional development for Consumer Science students in preparation for the workplace. Topics covered include career development, job design, individual and corporate ethics and social responsibility, sustainability and corporate leadership.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will learn to:
• Appreciate the way in which organisations operate, the influence of social, environmental and political factors and the effect on individuals within that organisation:
• Discuss theories of management and techniques for effective leadership and decision making
• Recognise the role of the manager in leading and motivating within a corporate structure
• Develop a personal code of professional ethics
• Understand social and ethical responsibilities of corporations, including the implications of sustainability for professional practice  
• Interpret corporate and industry consumer policies
• Use a range of communication strategies for presenting information to community groups and individuals
• Initiate activities and practice techniques for enhancing personal career development in consumer science

Overview of Learning Activities

In BESC1022, students participate in interactive online activities, job application processes, class discussions and analysis and presentations of consumer issues and case studies of relevance to professional practice in consumer science.

Overview of Learning Resources

There is no prescribed text. A recommended text is: Samson, D and Daft, R (2003) "Fundamentals of management. Pacific Rim Focus", Thomson: Melbourne.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks associated with this course include the development of a job application folio (30%), an informative presentation of a  consumer issue for the public (30%) and analysis of case studies in class (40%).