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Procurement is at the core of business operations; it dictates the products and services utilised in delivering value to respective customers, shareholders or tax payers. In the complexity of the constantly evolving marketplace, procurement skills are being heavily sought after in delivering value for money, sustainable solutions and collaborative partnerships.
Our Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting has been specifically designed to recognise the skills of those working in procurement and contract roles within the public sector. It covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a procurement and contracting environment.
For those looking for procurement within the private sector we would recommend the Certificate IV in Business (Procurement) BSB40120.
There are no formal requirements to gain entry into this qualification. Students are required to have access to a workplace, this may include a previous workplace, as long as the skills can still be applied in a simulated manner. If you would like to discuss your acceptance into our workshops based upon your existing experience, please contact our friendly team.
There are two main pathways into this 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.
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.
The amount of effort and time required for this qualification is based upon your existing skills and experience (find out more on how competency based learning works). It is suggested that the course take approximately 500 hours of learning. However we find that due to our learner profile and the methods by which our programs are structured this is rarely the case. As a guide:
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 9 to 12 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
Upon successful completion of fifteen (15) chosen units, participants will be awarded the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting PSP40616. This program will provide the skills and knowledge to enable participants to effectively and confidently work in a procurement role.
The key benefits will include an understanding of the public sector environment, practical skills in research, planning and implementing procurement, as well as provide participants with a working knowledge of contracts and contract management.
Broadly the Procurement and Contracting program confirms to an employer your application of the following skills within a professional environment: Communication, research, planning, procurement and contract procurement skills.
Further information is contained within each of the units.
The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting requires the completion of 15 units. The following are those selected by Scope Training in consultation with industry. Alternative units may be selected, please contact our friendly team to discuss.
The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work in procurement and/or contracting environments. 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.
After successful completion of the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting further educational pathways include: Diploma of Business, Diploma of Leadership and Management as well as opening the door to many other qualifications.