The Certificate IV in Government is aimed at those working within the public sector. The qualification allows recognises the skills and knowledge required for public sector employees working in a supervisory/management or a multi-disciplined area.
The Certificate IV in Government can be studied as a broad qualification or through the choice of elective units be recognised as a specialist qualification.
Students are required to have access to a workplace within the public sector, this may include a previous workplace, as long as the skills can still be applied in a simulated manner. School leavers will not be enrolled into this qualification.
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. In regards to the Certificate IV of Government, this may include but not limited to experience within a public sector environment, either this may be either as a team member, supervisor or manager etc. 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 Government 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. Please contact our staff if you would like an estimate based upon your individual situation
Upon successful completion of 15 chosen units, participants will be awarded the Certificate IV in Government (PSP40116). The Certificate IV in Government is highly regarded as the industry standard in the recognition of those who have demonstrated the ability to work effectively within a public sector environment.
Participants will undertake learning to sharpen their skills (as per key skills section) as well as the opportunity to apply concepts to work-based situations. This will provide participants with the skills they need to work effectively within a government role as well as the confidence to apply them in a practical setting.
Broadly the Certificate IV in Government confirms to an employer your application of the following skills within a public sector Public Sector environment:Communication, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and Organising, Self-management, Learning and Technology skills.
Further information is contained within each of the units.
The Certificate IV in Government requires the completion of 15 units. The following are those selected by Scope Training in consultation with industry. Alternative units can be selected, please contact our friendly team to arrange.
The Certificate IV in Government conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work effectively within a Public Sector environment. 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: Supervisor, Manager and many more specialist roles based upon the chosen units.
After successful completion of the Certificate IV in Government further educational pathways include:
The Certificate IV in Government is delivered nationally through Online, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), as well as corporate workshops.