Course Title: Integrated Reporting for Socially Responsible Entities

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrated Reporting for Socially Responsible Entities

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Tehmina Khan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5704

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with an understanding of the evolving focus on organisational performance and new ways to demonstrate accountability and value-creation. In taking a value-chain perspective, you will examine how an organisation utilises the industry value chain to identify value-creation activities. Importantly, after completing this course you will be able to understand how Integrated Reporting and underlying business model is used in reporting to stakeholders.+

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Understand the evolving focus on organisational performance has moved the role of accounting to one of accountability; value creation and the consideration of externalities.

CLO2: Evaluate the effectiveness of Integrated Reporting and Business Model in demonstrating organisational value creation.

CLO3: Discuss an organization’s value chain and demonstrate how it fits within the industry value chain for the purposes of identifying value-creating activities.

CLO4:  Research and investigate other performance reporting tools, including Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) in supporting Integrated Reporting approaches.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. You have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  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 tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs:  1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs:  2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1,2,3,4

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