Management: Surf Life Saving Australia - SP5 2018

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. Assignment 2: Strategic Analysis

Finding Competing Organisations

Use IBISWorld to better understand the industry. Search:

  • 'Community Associations and Other Interest Groups in Australia' and 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 Primarcy SIC (Standard Industry Classification): '8999 - Services, Not Elsewhere Classified' to see 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 

3. Finding your readings

You can find your course readings using the Library catalogue. Simply search “BUSS 5424” for a list of your course readings. 


4. Assignment 3: 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:

5. Finding resources

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:

  • volunteer
  • "community group"
  • strategy
  • policies
  • administration

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

6. Referencing help

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)

Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!