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Centre for Social Impact UWA

Learning for Purpose

The ability of not-for-profit organisations to have social impact depends on the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their people.

Our ‘Learning for Purpose’ program researches and realises capacity building and workforce development in the not-for-profit sector.

Postgraduate Courses

Are you passionate about making a positive change through innovation, enterprise, investment and leadership?

The Centre for Social Impact’s postgraduate courses offer a uniquely comprehensive curriculum based on systems thinking and social design principles.

The Big Idea: Social Enterprise Competition

All UWA undergraduate students enrolled in Semester 2 are invited to enter The Big Idea, a national social enterprise competition developed by The Big Issue.

What is Social Impact?

Social Impact can be thought of as the net effect of an activity on a community, place, and the well-being of all individuals.

It crosses all sectors and draws from economics, social sciences, commerce, management, technology, philosophy and other disciplines.

The Centre for Social Impact UWA (CSI UWA) is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires and mobilises change makers.

CSI UWA is part of a national collaboration with UNSW Australia and Swinburne University of Technology. Together, the three universities form the Centre for Social Impact, which takes a systems approach to developing innovative solutions to the biggest social challenges today, with a vision for a better Australia tomorrow. Read more about CSI UWA in the brochure.


There are opportunities to study social impact in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact.

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Learn about the research conducted by Centre for Social Impact UWA – leaders in social impact knowledge generation and exchange.

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Public Engagement

Join the community of change makers and engage with the CSI UWA through events, partnerships, our alumni, and other initiatives.

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Centre for Social Impact

Centre for Social Impact UWA

Business School
M098, The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
Tel +61 8 6488 5691
Physical address: 39 Fairway, Crawley WA 6009
(former Oceans Institute on Edward St)