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Sustainability Related Governance and Assurance

Postgraduate | TAS-BFA760 | 2024

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024

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Sustainability Related Governance and Assurance

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Critique various governance procedures that can be used to improve an organisation’s performance with respect to its social and environmental performance, and in particular with respect to efforts to mitigate contributions to climate change.
    2. Justify the need for ‘social audits’ and prescribe how to implement them.
    3. Critically reflect on the features of a well-designed environmental management system and assurance frameworks aimed at assessing the quality of environmental management systems.
    4. Critically evaluate the role and contribution of audit/assurance statements particularly as they relate to aspects of social and environmental performance, and understand how they are prepared.
    5. Professionally communicate sustainability-related governance information and recommendations to a range of stakeholders.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • TAS-SBS-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business


  • TAS-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Weekly 1-hr Lecture; Workshop 3 times per semester, 240 minutes

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Professional Accounting

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