Social Value & SROI Training

 How do I know I am creating positive social value?

We’re all in this sector to make a positive impact, but how do you know whether you’re actually achieving that goal?

Social Value and Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised framework for understanding, measuring and valuing social, economic and environmental outcomes.

The course

SVA runs a two-day internationally accredited training course that unpacks Social Value and SROI.

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the background and philosophy behind Social Value
  • The ability to understand, measure and value outcomes
  • Knowledge of how to apply these principles in your organisation so you can prove and improve your impact
  • All course materials and suggested readings
  • A free 12-month individual m to the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA) so you can continue your professional development in impact measurement

Why do the training with us?

Get real-world experience and apply your learning from day one

This is not a dry ‘stand and deliver’ type of training – throughout the two days you will be learning as you apply the principles to real-life examples and sharing insights with your fellow trainees, who are just as passionate about impact measurement as you.

Previous participants have applied their new knowledge and understanding immediately to different aspects of their work, from strategy to operational matters.

Learn from leaders in the field and enjoy yourself at the same time

The training is led by Simon Faivel. Simon is the Founding Chair of the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA), and co-Chair of Social Value International (SVI). Leading SVA’s work on Social Value and SROI, Simon has started, owned and operated two companies, and sits on the Board of Directors at Flying Fox, a charity providing opportunities for young people with disability.

Simon not only brings a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge to the course, but an infectious enthusiasm for the topic and a passion for the for-purpose sector to better understand, measure and value the impact of our work. We ask past attendees to tell us their favourite thing about the course and the most frequent response is Simon’s engaging and interactive presentation style.

Expand your perspective and grow your network

Our training consistently draws participants from a broad range of backgrounds. We hear from past attendees how beneficial this diversity of experience was for their learning and how they valued applying their learning alongside colleagues from across different sectors.


Registration Details

Upcoming training

Due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Melbourne and Sydney Social Value and SROI training courses have been cancelled. Full refunds are available; please email us for assistance, or to be added to the waitlist.


Early bird rates

Early bird rates, which include a 10% discount, are available up to one month prior to the first day of training. The early bird rates are:

$1,200 excl. GST per person, Non-profit Rate

$1,600 excl. GST per person, Standard Rate

Regular rates

Regular rates apply as of one month prior to the first day of training. The regular rates are:

$1,320 excl. GST per person, Non-profit Rate

$1,760 excl. GST per person, Standard Rate

Can’t make those dates or want something more specific?

If the training course you wish to book is full or you would like to be notified of the next training dates, please email to be added to the waitlist.

Our scheduled training sessions run twice a year in Sydney and Melbourne. We can also create tailored training for your organisation – to discuss these options, or for any other enquiries, please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

Over the past decade, executives, investors, managers, evaluators and consultants have all benefited from this practical course. Professionals with varied backgrounds have been able to use their new knowledge immediately in their everyday work, from the strategic right through to the operational.

Where can I go to find out more about Social Value and SROI?

The following articles from the SVA Quarterly will help you understand SVA’s approach to SROI and social value:

SROI Evolution or Revolution?

SROI has changed over the past 10 years and is growing in its sophistication.

Getting the most out of SROI 

How do you choose the best approach to apply the SROI framework, or use its principles?

Extended benefits of an SROI report

How can ensure you’re getting all the benefits from an SROI analysis?

What does the training look like?

Day 1

  • History, philosophy and principles of SROI and social value
  • Practical work begins with building your impact map:
    • Scope and stakeholders
    • Inputs and Outputs
    • Mapping outcomes

Day 2

  • Continue building your impact map by:
    • Evidencing outcomes
    • Valuing outcomes
  • Learn about different valuation techniques
  • Understand the assurance and accreditation requirements
  • Discuss the implications for your work

Is this course accredited?

Yes. The course is accredited by Social Value International and counts towards your accreditation as a social value or SROI practitioner.

Will I be an accredited practitioner after completing this course?

No. After this training, you can become an accredited Social Value or SROI practitioner by being a member of Social Value International or an affiliated national network, such as the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA), and completing a Social Value or SROI analysis and report that is assured by Social Value International.

Social Value UK has further information about becoming an accredited Social Value or SROI practitioner.