Certificate IV in Procurement & Contracting PSP40616

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  • Nationally Recognised: YES

  • Qualification Code: PSP40616

  • Number of units: 15

  • Delivery Method: Online, Corporate Workshops, Skills Recognition (RPL)

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  1. 1
    Relevant qualification

    There are no pre-requisite qualifications required for this course.  However there are a number of other qualifications from industry areas such as Business, Health and Safety etc where units can be used to supplement the requirements.  If you have completed any courses at a Certificate IV or Diploma level please notify Scope Admin upon your enrolment.  Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals currently or seeking to work in the public sector.   If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing qualifications please contact our friendly team. 

  2. 2
    Work Experience

    Many students enter this qualification without holding an existing qualifications. As the programs are designed based upon the work environment, experience within that environment is an acceptable point of entry.   Typical positions which suit this qualification are roles such as administration officers, purchasing/procurement officers, or those wanting to migrate into procurement/contracting roles.

     If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing experience please contact our friendly team. 


  1. Little to no previous experience

    200-500 hours

  2. 6 months or less project experience in a public environment

    50-300 hours

  3. 6 Months to 2 years project experience in a public environment

    20-100 hours

  4. 2 years plus project experience in a public environment

    30 minutes (through RPL) to 50 hours

We provide students with the ability to complete the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting over a one (1) year period; however we find that the average time is between 3 to 6 months.  During that time there is a large variance in the amount of time each student spends working on the qualification.  Please contact our staff if you would like an estimate based upon your individual situation




  1. 1
    PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  2. 2
    PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  3. 3
    PSPGEN042 Exercise delegations
  4. 4
    PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
  5. 5
    PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  6. 6
    PSPPCM004 Plan procurement
  7. 7
    PSPPCM005 Develop and distribute requests for offers
  8. 8
    PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts
  9. 9
    PSPPCM007 Manage contracts
  10. 10
    BSBMKG408 Conduct market research
  11. 11
    BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  12. 12
    BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence
  13. 13
    BSBLEG415 Apply the principles of contract law
  14. 14
    BSBPUR402 Negotiate contracts
  15. 15
    BSBPUR401 Plan purchasing
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