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Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting)


The new Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting) PSP42410 from the recently revised Public Sector Training Package (PSP12) is designed for personnel responsible for procurement and contract administration in the public sector.

This program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to plan and identify risks associated with procurement, select providers and develop and manage contracts in the public sector.

Job Opportunities

  • Administrative Officer
  • Procurement/Purchasing Officer

Who should Attend

People who are responsible for procurement and contract administration in the public sector.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enter this program you will need to:

  • be currently working in or contracted to the public sector
  • have capacity for independent self-directed work
  • have access to specific work practices and work-based procurement projects

What's involved

  • Face to face training sessions
  • Milestone activities
  • Work-based projects
  • Assessment interview

Class Size

Minimum 8 participants
Maximum 16 participants

Units of Study

This program is made up of 15 units of competency and is delivered in two sections:

Section 1 Specialist Units

  • Dispose of Assets
  • Plan procurement
  • Develop and distribute requests for offers
  • Select providers and develop contracts
  • Manage contracts
  • Conduct market research
  • Identify and treat risks

Section 2 Government Units

  • Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  • Exercise delegations
  • Apply government processes
  • Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • Contribute to workplace safety
  • Support policy implementation
  • Deliver and monitor service to clients
  • Use advanced workplace communication strategies

When you have successfully completed both Section 1 and 2 you will be awarded a Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting)