Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting


The Certificate IV in in Procurement and Contracting has been specifically designed to recognise the skills of those working in procurement and contracting roles within the public sector. It covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a procurement and contracting environment. The benefits of this course include an understanding of the public sector environment, practical skills in research, planning, and implementing procurement, as well as providing participants with a working knowledge of contracts and contract management. 

What you'll learn in the Cert IV in Procurement and Contracting

This course will take you through the aspects of procurement and contracting from start to finish, providing students with the skills needed to effectively and confidently work within a procurement and/or contracting job role within the public sector.

Through the Certificate IV you will develop your skills in planning procurements, developing and distributing requests for offers, selecting providers, developing and managing contracts, and apply government processes in a procurement and contracting public sector environment.

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How will this course help me?

Upon successful completion of 9 chosen units, participants will be awarded the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting (PSP40616). The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting Practice is highly regarded as the industry standard in the recognition of those who have demonstrated the ability to work effectively within a procurement environment.

Participants will undertake learning to sharpen their skills (as per key skills section) as well as the opportunity to apply procurement and contracting concepts to work-based situations.  This will provide participants with the skills they need to work as effective procurement officers within the public sector, as well as the confidence to apply their knowledge in a practical setting.

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How Would You Like To Qualify As A Procurement Officer?


Come to a practical and engaging workshop. Build connections and networks with other like minded professionals and find out how projects operate across different industries.


Our online Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting course is a great choice for learners wanting the flexibility to learn at their own pace in the comfort of their own space.

Prior Experience

If you've been working in projects you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This is a way for experienced people to fast track the qualification.

Looking for customised Corporate Training?

Scope is experienced at designing custom learning experiences and has partnered with businesses of all shapes and sizes across a range industries.

A Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting can be created and delivered customised to your organisation.

This will include integrating your values, policies, processes, frameworks as well using examples based on your industry.

Companies we’ve worked with include

Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting Units


PSPETH002 – Uphold and Support the Values and Principles of Public Service

PSPGEN038 – Identify and Treat Risks

PSPGEN043 – Apply Government Processes

PSPLEG002 – Encourage Compliance with Legislation in the Public Sector

PSPPCM004 – Plan Procurement

PSPPCM005 – Develop and Distribute Requests for Offers

PSPPCM006 – Select Providers and Develop Contracts

PSPPCM007 – Manage Contracts


BSBMKG408 – Conduct Market Research

BSBPRC402 – Negotiate Contracts

BSBPMG416 – Apply Project Procurement Procedures

BSBRSK401 – Identify Risk and Apply Risk Management Processes

PSPPCM011 – Plan to Manage a Contract

BSBLEG415 – Apply the Principles of Contract Law

Looking for different units?  Contact our team and we can discuss what other units may be available as well as if your previous experience can reduce the course requirements.

How long will it take to complete?

The great thing with competency based training is that completion of a course is based on your ability to demonstrate your ability to perform to industry standard.  This allows you to complete at your own pace.

There are no exams in the course, it is very practical and based upon things you’re going to face in a project environment.

We provide students with the ability to complete the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting Practice over a one 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. 

Give us a call, email, use the chat or whatever is easiest and we can give you an estimate based on your situation as well as how your experience may help you complete faster.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements into the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting Practice.  If you have a computer and an internet connection you’re set.

Having said that we believe that learning is most valuable when applied.  So it’s best to have a workplace or previous which you can use to apply your learning.

Our model isn’t geared for those coming straight out of school and find that most of our students come from one of two paths.

Ideally participants should hold a Certificate III in Business.  However there are a number of other accepted qualifications from industry areas such as Business, Health and Safety etc.  Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals looking to migrate into a project role.   

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.  In regards to the Certificate IV of Procurement and Contracting Practice, this may include but not limited to experience within a a procurement and/or contracting environment, either within the public or private sector.

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What jobs can I get with a Cert IV in Procurement and Contracting?

The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a procurement and/or contracting job role.  Furthermore a qualification from Scope Training advocates that the learner has demonstrated the ability to apply these skills in a work context, reassuring employers of job-readiness.

Job Roles include: Administration Officer, Procurement/Purchasing Officer, Contract Administrator, Project Officer

Nationally Recognised

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Ready for the next step

Enrol in the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting PSP40616 and kick start your Project Management Career.