Courses & Units

Corporate Sustainability XPD506


The aim of this unit is to prepare you for postgraduate studies in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. It introduces the concept of economic, environmental and social (triple bottom line (TBL)) reporting from both a business and social perspective. The link between Triple Bottom Line reporting and the concept of sustainability is explored. The unit also examines related areas of corporate and government accountability, including corporate social responsibility and corporate ethics. You will apply advanced knowledge and skills in corporate sustainability and Triple Bottom Line to developing a sustainability framework and a reflective journal working independently and collaboratively with others from diverse intercultural backgrounds.


Unit name Corporate Sustainability
Unit code XPD506
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
DVC - Academic
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Mr Syed Ashraf
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart IPC Semester 1 On-Campus International
Hobart IPC Semester 2 On-Campus International
Hobart IPC Semester 3 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
IPC Semester 2 26/6/2023 17/7/2023 11/8/2023 22/9/2023
IPC Semester 3 23/10/2023 13/11/2023 8/12/2023 2/2/2024
IPC Semester 1 20/2/2023 14/3/2023 14/4/2023 26/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in identifying and effectively using vocabulary (words, concepts, idioms, jargons etc.) in Corporate sustainability and TBL contexts;
  • Research, critically analyze and discuss the historical development and social contexts of Corporate sustainability and TBL;
  • Understand and compare the concepts of sustainability from a range of perspectives;
  • Develop, communicate, and apply a sustainability framework;
  • Demonstrate the qualities of a reflective practitioner.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



AssessmentExamination (50%)|Group Assignment (30%)|Video Presentation (20%)
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