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 over 300 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.
|When||24 February – 7 April 2022|
|Time required||5 hours per week|
|Eligibility||See selection criteria|
|Applications open||15 November 2021|
|Applications close||10 December 2021|
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For more information read the fact sheet.
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Still have questions? Read the FAQs below.
Circular economy leadership course FAQs
Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed.
The course is free.
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.
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.
You’ll need around five hours per week.
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: 16/02/2022