Melbourne MicroCert Implementation of Social and Sustainable Procurement

Gain the tools and frameworks to confidently adopt social and sustainable procurement practices.

  • Fees: $1990 AUD (inc GST)
  • Delivery mode: Online
  • Duration: 6 weeks
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What you will learn

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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.

Who you will learn from

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

Dr Warren Staples

Lecturer in Social Procurement

Warren researches public and social procurement, with a focus on value-for-money criteria for construction and infrastructure projects. He has previously worked in local government and is currently a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria Sustainability Community of Practice.

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 suite

The Social and Sustainable Procurement suite 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 providing 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.

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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