Training Options

We offer industry-leading training on Impact Measurement and Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodologies.

Interested in tools and templates to support your impact measurement? The toolkit is full of useful tools and free for members to access, or you can find out about becoming a member here.

Social Return on Investment (SROI) Training

This is our flagship product and by far our most popular offering. SROI is an internationally-recognised standard for measuring the value of social changes and creating a ratio for the social return on investment generated by a programme, organisation or project.

This training is designed for individuals and organisations who want to better understand their impact. You will learn how to measure impact which will help you to work in more impactful ways and communicate your impact to funders and communities. You might be a project manager, programme director, or a board member interested in learning how your organisation could better measure the stuff that matters.

Over the two-day workshop you will cover:

  • A step-by-step introduction to the Social Return on Investment (SROI) process
  • The principles underpinning SROI
  • Real life applications and examples to show how your organisation can use SROI to increase your impact
  • Learn how to complete an impact map
  • Learn how to value impact from the perspective of those affected
  • Understand causal effects at play in your work

Upon completion of the training you will receive a certification of achievement which is internationally recognised. You can also continue your journey by sitting the exam to become an Associate Practitioner, which gives you a formal and internationally recognised qualification in the field. You will receive a 30% discount on this exam if you book it within two months of attending this training.

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Free Social Value Self-Assessment Tool
Our partners at Social Value International have developed this free tool to help you gauge how well you are measuring and reporting on social value. It's free and easy to use, and a good first step to the SROI journey
Go to the Social Impact Self-Assessment Tool

Level One: Associate Practitioner Certification

The first step on the journey to becoming an accredited Social Value Practitioner is to sit the level one exam. Once you pass you become a certified Associate Practitioner, an internationally recognised standard acknowledging your skills in SROI and social impact reporting. You can then progress in your journey to become an Accredited and then Advanced Practitioner through further assessment, which we can also assist with.

This certification is only available to SVA members and it is strongly recommended that you complete a training course prior to sitting the exam. The cost is $600+GST with a discount available for those who complete the exam within two months of the SROI training.

Exam Logistics

  • The exam has a time limit of 2 hours
  • The questions are a mixture of multiple choice, explanatory text answers (with a word limit of 100 words), and calculations. Answers have either 1 or 2 marks attached (this is detailed on the exam).
  • The exam is split into six sections, each focusing on a different part of the SROI process
  • There are between 7 – 15 questions in each section.
  • The pass mark for the exam is 70%. It is necessary to get at least 50% in each section of the exam.
  • Applicants can sit the exam again for free within one month if they get between 60% and 70%
  • Applicants have failed if they get below 50%
  • Applicants will receive a feedback form on their results with detail on the areas where there is need for improvement.

Find out more about sitting the level one exam here