Circular economy leadership course

In a global first, Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group has partnered with the United Nations System Staff College to train 200 people to become circular economy leaders and help Victoria meet the Victorian Government’s circular economy plan Recycling Victoria: a new economy targets.

Victoria’s circular economy will create jobs and economic growth while reducing waste, cutting pollution and establishing a strong recycling system. Businesses, governments and individuals need to work together to realise the benefits of a circular economy.

This new course will provide participants the opportunity to form cross sector communities of practice, learn from local and international expertise and give them a holistic understanding of circular economy. 

From turning waste into new products, embedding circular economy criteria in procurements and offering lifetime repairs on products—the course will demonstrate the countless ways we can transition Victoria to a circular economy. 

Course information

Where  Online
When  21 February – 3 April 2022
Duration  6 weeks
Time required  5 hours per week 
Cost  Free 
Eligibility  See selection criteria
Applications open 15 November 2021
Applications close 10 December 2021
Contact  metro.waste@mwrrg.vic.gov.au

Find out more and apply

For more information read the fact sheet.

The UNSSC has information about previous, similar, courses.

Find out whether you’re eligible to apply using the selection criteria.

Apply here.

Still have questions? Read the FAQs below.

Circular economy leadership course FAQs

  • How do I apply? Expand Collapse

    If you’re interested in applying for the course you should read the selection criteria and fact sheet first. Use this link to apply

  • How much does the course cost? Expand Collapse

    The course is free.

  • How much do I need to know about circular economy and sustainability? Expand Collapse

    The course is designed for participants at all knowledge levels. While you don’t need any prior knowledge, you should be interested in moving towards a circular business model and forging cross sector partnerships.

  • Why should I attend? Expand Collapse

    This course is the first of its kind in Australia and you’ll receive a certificate upon completion.

    The course offers you the opportunity to:

    • improve your reporting against Sustainable Development Goals
    • forge partnerships with other participants in councils, state government, community organisations and industry
    • form cross sector communities of practice
    • learn from international and local experts
    • develop a holistic understanding of a circular economy (beyond the waste sector)
    • learn how the system needs to work to function effectively.
  • What is the time commitment? Expand Collapse

    You’ll need around five hours per week.

  • Do I need to allocate time during work to participate? Expand Collapse

    The weekly webinars are held during business hours but you can watch the recording later in your own time if you want. The benefit of attending the webinar live is you’ll be able to engage with the presenter.

Last updated: 15/11/2021