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There is national and international focus on social and sustainable procurement. It can help stimulate local economic development and deliver benefits far beyond good financial value.
This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for professionals who work in procurement or engage with procurement processes and want a deeper understanding of how to apply these social procurement practices in a range of priority areas.
This course builds on the knowledge gained in Foundations of Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Explore procurement policies and frameworks
Study real-life social procurement case studies and gain a deeper knowledge of key Victorian, Australian and international regulatory frameworks. Building on the foundational course, you'll begin to put into practice the procurement concepts, theories and policies you examined.
Support local businesses and employment
Discover procurement practices that aim to support local economic growth and development, and best achieve benefits beyond value for money. Consider how these can apply within your own procurement context.
Improve community, environmental and socio-economic outcomes
Explore how to address social disadvantage by purchasing from social enterprises and suppliers that support disadvantaged workers. Learn how to ensure goods and services within your supply chain adhere to ethical practices in relation to workers, environment and society.
Drive demand for Indigenous businesses
Discover how procurement can drive demand for Indigenous goods and services and stimulate Indigenous business development as well as the overall economy.
Apply social procurement best practices
Drawing on your new knowledge, apply social and sustainable procurement practices within your own role and organisational context. Develop a pitch that demonstrates how social procurement can drive positive community, environmental and socio-economic impacts.
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.
Professor John Howe
Director, Melbourne School of Government; Director, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law
John researches labour market policy and regulation, regulatory design, and corporate social responsibility. His research has covered government and corporate procurement as a mechanism for addressing labour market disadvantage, compliance with labour standards and human rights, and sustainability. He's undertaken commissioned research for both state and commonwealth governments.
Research Fellow in Social Procurement and Renewing Democracy
Hannah Irving (LLM, LLB-LP (Hons), BA) joined the Melbourne University School of Government in early 2019 and is currently a Research Fellow in Social Procurement and Renewing Democracy at the School, and is co-editor of the School’s Governing During Crises Policy Brief series. She holds a Master of Laws (First Class Hons.) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (First Class Hons.) and Bachelor of Arts (Majors: International Relations and Drama) from Flinders
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The Social and Sustainable Procurement suite
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To take Strategic Social and Sustainable Procurement as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$1990.00AUD (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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