Commissioning Public Services

This program introduced the concept of commissioning and the activities to encompasses, and provided insights into specific components of commissioning that prove challenging in practice.

Participants ranged from diverse public, private and non-profit sector organisations including Brotherhood of St Laurence, Country Fire Authority, Dept. of Defence, Dept. of Health, Dept, of Premier and Cabinet, Dept. of Treasury and Finance, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and the Victorian Council of Social Services.

Benefits to participants

  • Expert analysis from academic staff and industry experts.
  • Network with participants from a range of organisations in the public, private and non-profit sectors


Workshop format.


  • University of Melbourne academics
  • Dr Judith Smith, from the UK National Health Service.