Course Title: Social Enterprise and Innovation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Social Enterprise and Innovation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 2 2024

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Cameron Duff

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5920

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B080 F09 R030

Course Coordinator Availability: via appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, this is an advanced level Entrepreneurship course. This course is designated as a third year subject in the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship). An understanding of the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship and some practical start-up experience are assumed.

Course Description

During this course, you will learn and apply methods and techniques; and appreciate theories used by enterprises in various industry sectors for outcomes beyond profit. You will learn how these enterprises strive to solve problems at a systemic level using innovative, sustainable, scalable, and measurable approaches. You will also learn how the changing political, economic and social landscape creates opportunities for enterprising individuals to create wealth, promote social well-being and restore the environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Understand and explore the concepts, opportunities and challenges of enterprise beyond profit.

CLO2: Identify the changing roles of enterprises, their relationships with key stakeholders, and related managerial challenges to develop solutions to social and sustainability problems.

CLO3: Analyse appropriateness of business and management models in specific social and sustainability contexts.

CLO4: Reflect on social and sustainability challenges to develop a balanced view of profit and purpose.

CLO5: Identify networks  that look beyond profit across different sectors to gain insight on personal and professional development opportunities. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will occur through a variety of experiences, which include lectures, in-class activities, independent study and opportunities for formative feedback. You will be expected to make a commitment to actively and constructively participate in class-room discussions and other activities in addition to weekly reading and careful planning of assessment tasks.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through on practical exercises and by individual consultation.