Course Title: Apply corporate social responsibility to public relations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6140 Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Title: Apply corporate social responsibility to public relations

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2018,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Felicity Burns

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5486

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply corporate, social responsibility (CSR) to public relations (PR) policy, i.e. planning for and communicating the establishment and maintenance of resource efficient and environmentally sustainable work practices.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21661 Apply corporate social responsibility to public relations


1. Explore how CSR applies to workplace PR strategies

2. Make recommendations on CSR application to PR policy

3. Apply the policy

4. Evaluate CSR policy

Learning Outcomes

Students have a full understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility and how to develop and implement policies and procedures to continuously support positive organisational initiatives through iactivities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all impacted members of the public sphere.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical assessments, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.