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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Social and sustainable procurement present a huge opportunity for businesses to increase their impact – but it's vital these practices are implemented effectively.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for current procurement professionals, suppliers and those who engage with procurement processes, seeking the tools to confidently adopt these practices and drive more positive outcomes.

Identify social procurement opportunities

Understand where to look for social and sustainable procurement opportunities, and how to work with intermediaries to identify potential suppliers.

Explore challenges for implementation

Identify the social issues that challenge the implementation of social procurement in the workplace, and consider how to overcome them.

Better manage the purchaser-supplier relationship

Gain tools and strategies to more effectively manage purchaser-supplier contractual relationships.

Analyse policy and regulation relevant to your context

Understand how to confidently analyse social procurement policy and apply procedures within the contemporary regulatory environment in your industry.

Develop a social procurement strategy for your organisation

Putting your new knowledge into practice, you'll develop a social procurement strategy brief or implementation plan that applies the learned tools and frameworks and is designed to benefit your organisation.

This Melbourne MicroCert is offered by the Melbourne School of Government. Sign up to the School’s monthly e-news for course, research and event updates.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academics and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Dr Warren Staples

Lecturer in Social Procurement

Warren's research focuses on public and social procurement, particularly the use of social value/value-for-money-criteria on construction and infrastructure projects. He has previously worked in local government and is currently the Co-Chair of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria 'Procurement' Community of Practice and a member of the Australasian Procurement & Construction Council (APCC) Procurement and Contracting Network.

Hannah Irving

Research Fellow in Social Procurement

Hannah (BA, LLB-LP (Hons), LLM) is a research fellow in social procurement across all sectors, with a focus legal, policy and regulatory design and social procurement’s function as a social justice mechanism and disaster recovery tool. Her research spans regulatory design, corporate law, human rights, sustainability and disaster management. Hannah has experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including with top-tier international and Australian law firms and international

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Social and Sustainable Procurement series

The Social and Sustainable Procurement series examines how procurement can best achieve benefits beyond value for money, taking a multidisciplinary approach. Developed in consultation with government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations leading the way in social procurement practices, it aims to upskill professionals in social procurement and provide learning outcomes that match the real-world needs of the sector.

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For individuals

To take Implementation of Social and Sustainable Procurement as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1990 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes May 28, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Implementation of Social and Sustainable Procurement, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.


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29 May – 9 July 2023

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