Foundations of Social and Sustainable Procurement

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

There is national and international focus on social and sustainable procurement. It presents a huge opportunity for businesses to increase their impact.

This course is ideal for professionals who work in procurement or engage with procurement processes and want to learn to design and implement more sustainable practices that can drive social good.

Review different types of social procurement, including sustainable procurement, procurement addressing labour market disadvantage, and Indigenous procurement. Critically assess the rationale of social procurement and the reasons to adopt it.

Who is it for?

Foundations of Social Procurement is for professionals involved in procurement and supply chain management, in either government or non-government settings, and want to upskill in the area of social procurement.

Learning experience

Taught by leading experts from the University and the procurement industry, this highly flexible Melbourne MicroCert will be delivered online with one face-to-face component on campus. This will provide an opportunity to come together with professionals from different sectors and engage in peer learning and networking too.

Pathways to further study

Foundations of Social Procurement is part of the Social Procurement suite. You can take this as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert or complement it with the other MicroCert in the suite:

Strategic Social and Sustainable Procurement.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
1,990 for the entire course Contact institution 6 weeks
Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

To take this course you should be currently in the field of procurement, supply chain management, or work for a or work for a not-for-profit organisation or social enterprise that engages in procurement processes.

An undergraduate degree or three years of work experience in the area of procurement or supply chain management is desirable.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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