Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting PSP40616

Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting PSP40616


Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting PSP40616 is a nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed to recognise the skills of those working in procurement and contract roles within Local Government. It covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a procurement and contracting environment.

Upon successful completion of fifteen (15) 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 Local Government environment, practical skills in research, planning and implementing procurement, as well as provide participants with a working knowledge of contracts and contract management.

This qualification is delivered via a combination of workshops and one-on-one contact with students. This may include face-to-face meetings, skype and telephone sessions and on-the-job workplace visits to provide support and assistance in the completion of assessment requirements.

Target Audience

Suitable for those working in administrative services, purchasing or procurement at a practical level. This course is relevant for those involved with any aspect of procurement and/or contracts within local government.
  • Administration officers
  • Procurement/purchasing officers
  • Contract administrators

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • establish procurement needs
  • procure goods and services through developing requests, receiving and selecting offers and administering contracts
  • understand the values and principles of the public service and value diversity
  • develop and monitor service to clients through developing, implementing and reviewing client service strategies
  • apply government processes, support the implementation of policy and encourage compliance with legislation
  • effectively use a range of advanced workplace communication strategies; and
  • identify, plan for and manage risks in the procurement process.


5 days + Supported Distance Learning
9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


$4,500.00 (GST exempt) includes full assessment costs.

Relationship to Competency Standard

This Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting PSP40616 consists of the following fifteen (15) nationally recognised Units of Competency:

  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  • PSPGEN042 Exercise delegations
  • 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
  • PSPPCM003 Procure goods and services
  • 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


Nationally Accredited Training Elected Member & Officer Training

This qualification is delivered and assessed by Scope Training (RTO 52127)

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