Management: Surf Life Saving Australia

1. Strategic Partnerships - Surf Life Saving Australia

This page is a starting point for your research. Remember to refer to your course outline for details of your assessment. 

2. Finding resources

Search the Library Catalogue

You can use the library catalogue to access resources about planning, reporting and governance.

Firstly, pull out your key words. You can do a simple search in the catalogue to find resources on these words:

You might also like to compile a list of synonyms or related topics to search for:

planning reporting governance
proposal "annual report" management
strategy shareholder administration

To find resources that are more specific, you'll need to create a tailored search string by adding key words together:


For more tips on how to plan your search, please watch this short video.

Or, take a 15 minute tutorial to sharpen your skills and Learn to Search the Catalogue

3. Finding your readings

You can find your course readings by going to your subject site and selecting the eReadings link from the menu on the left hand side of the page:

Select the eReadings link 


Watch this short video (1m:30s) for more information on accessing your course readings:

4. Company and industry information

Navigate to the Company and Industry Information guide

Have a look at our online guide to finding Company and industry information.

This guide will help you search the web and our databases to find company and industry information, financial information, annual reports and country information.

5. Assignment: SLSA Strategic Analysis

Finding Competing Organisations

Use IBISWorld to better understand the industry.

  • Search: 'Community Associations and Other Interest Groups in Australia
  • Select the first report - S9559.

Use the Company360 database to find competing organisations.

  • Select: Advanced search
  • Add criteria > Company name
  • Search: 'Surf Life Saving Australia'
  • Select: 'Surf Life Saving Australia Limited'
  • Select the Primary SIC (Standard Industry Classification): '8999 - Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • This will display companies from the same SIC as SLSA.

Try looking at some competitor websites:

Check out competitor organisations mentioned in the media by searching NewsBank.



  Use VRIO to asses a company's: 

  Value, Rarity, Imitability and Organization.

SWOT analysis  Porter's 5 Forces 

6. Assignment: High Performance Planning, Reporting and Governance

A balanced scorecard 

Check out the Harvard Business Review's video about creating a balanced scorecard. 


Have a look at these examples of governance from organisations and government bodies from around Australia:

7. Referencing Support

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Help with the Harvard UniSA referencing style. Find in text-citations and reference examples, from different sources such as articles, books & chapters, websites, and more.

Other referencing support tools:

  • Referencing hub
    Information around what is referencing, paraphrasing, referencing rules, referencing styles and Academic Integrity. Also includes a link to the Harvard Referencing Guide UniSA (pdf).
  • Referencing forum
    Discuss referencing, exchange advice and post questions and answers about referencing (facilitated by Student Engagement Unit).

What do you do with all those references you have found?

Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.