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Corporate Social Responsibility


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The way an organisation takes responsibility for its actions and the impact it has on employees, stakeholders and communities are at the heart of corporate social responsibility.

Corporate Social Responsibility is an online professional development program that will explore sustainable corporate social responsibility.

Throughout this online social responsibility course, you will discover the concept of the organisation as a ‘legal entity’ and the responsibilities to a range of stakeholders from a legal and social perspective.

You will also learn about the importance of responsible investing, philanthropy and community service, human rights and reporting and transparency for a socially responsible organisation.

On completion of this course, you will understand corporate social responsibility and how an organisation can meet expectations as a socially responsible entity.

Course Structure

Unit - Organisations and social responsibility

  • Organisations and Social Responsibility
  • Introduction to Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Environmental Audit
  • Recycling/Resource Use
  • Risk Assessment and Matrices
  • Risk Management and Controls
  • Purchasing Policies
  • Product/Service Differentiation
  • Regulations and Legislation
  • Responsible Investing
  • Philanthropy and Community Service
  • Social Responsibility and Human Rights
  • Indigenous People
  • Reporting and Transparency


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only