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PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

Build a solid understanding of procurement principles, a cutting edge contracting skillset, and real-world knowledge of government procurement processes to impress potential employers with the PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting. This entry level qualification in procurement provides the ideal start point if you are wanting procurement training or procurement certification. If you want an entry-level qualifications for procurement, then this is the procurement certificate for you!

 Total value: $17,050

 The cost to you: $4,250 (a whooping 76% saving)

Contact our Education Advisor to find out if this course is for you


Learn skills in procurement and contract management to reach your career goals quickly with the PSP40616 Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting.

This nationally recognised qualification is perfect for those with no previous procurement training or who are moving on to a new career in contract management or procurement. For those that want an entry level procurement certificate, then this is hte place to start.

The PSP40616 Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting is designed to be practical, giving you the skills and knowledge you need to advance in the workplace. Our experienced trainers will help you develop a thorough grasp of the essentials of government procurement, contract management and how to procure goods and services to meet business needs. You’ll be able to tap into their extensive on-the-job experience across a broad range of industries, including government, to gain the strategies, insights and real-world examples you won’t find anywhere else.

Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere. Get a head-start with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and study at your own pace through distance learning. The best part is you can put your new skills into practice every single day of your course.

Are you an organisation looking to upskill your employees in contract management? Talk to us about our face-to-face training for groups of 8+.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will 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;
  • Gather and effectively analyse information from a range of sources;
  • Apply government processes, support the implementation of policy and encourage compliance with legislation;
  • Effectively use a range of advanced workplace communication strategies;
  • Identify and treat risks; and
  • Implement workplace safety procedures and programs.
Course Fees and Funding

$4,250 online & RPL
Fees are GST exempt

This qualification is subsidised through NSW Smart & Skilled Funding and also in the ACT under ACT Apprenticeships. Check our funding page for more details.

  • PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting, including:
    • over 30 hours of instructional videos
    • customised learning materials written by leading industry experts
    • instructional videos showing how to use our e-learning system
    • easy to follow, knowledge and performance assessments
    • Exclusive recorded webinars on each core module and elective, providing a summary of all content as well as instructions, tips and tricks for completing assessment questions and tasks
    • support from qualified and experienced assessors (valued at $4000)
  • A customised study plan showing the units to be completed and assessment due dates (valued at $150)
  • Monthly webinars with leading procurement industry expert (valued at $6000)
  • Access to the Transformed library of leading short courses on procurement and contact management for 12 months (valued at $3950)
    • Introduction to Procurement
    • Introduction to Contract Management
    • A suite of courses introducing government procurement in different jurisdictions
    • Category Management
    • Intellectual Property Management and Commercialisation
    • Negotiation skills
    • Developing and writing specifications
    • Evaluating tenders and quotes
    • Managing procurement risks
    • Engaging with and influencing stakeholders
    • Managing supplier relationships
    • Business acumen and commercial skills
    • Disposing of assets
    • Introduction to contract law
    • Understanding modern slavery legislation
  • Access to our exclusive Procurement Central community, allowing you to interact with other students and industry experts who will answer your questions and share their procurement tips and tricks (valued at $1500)
  • Procurement and contract management templates, checklists and tools (valued at $500)
  • Access to relevant Australian and International Standards and key government and industry references (valued at $900)
  • Printed and digital version of Nationally Recognised Certificate and Transcript (valued at $50)
  • Opportunity to work in government procurement and contract management earn substantially more than the average Australian (priceless)

 Total value: $17,050

 The cost to you: $4,250 (a whooping 76% saving)

Support and Delivery

Take advantage of our flexible training and assessment options which allow you to fit your study around your work and personal life. Transformed offers two flexible learning pathways:

  1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment only, assessing evidence of existing skills and knowledge against the competency standards.
  2. Online Learning – The learning environment provides access to study guides, assessment materials & submission links and online support from your assessor 
    Our Transformed team will support you every step of the way through training literature, videos and assessor contact.

Talk to our team about the right course delivery for you.

Are you looking to upskill your employees?

Talk to us about face-to-face delivery available within organisations for groups of 8 or more.

Core Units

Complete 15 subjects (9 core and 6 electives)

Unit codeUnit TitleAvailable by RPLAvailable by Distance
PSPETH002Uphold and support the values and principles of public serviceYY
PSPGEN038Identify and treat risksYY
PSPGEN042Exercise delegationsYY
PSPGEN043Apply government processesYY
PSPLEG002Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sectorYY
PSPPCM004Plan procurementYY
PSPPCM005Develop and distribute requests for offersYY
PSPPCM006Select providers and develop contractsYY
PSPPCM007Manage contractsYY
Elective Units

Choose at least 1 unit from Group A. Choose the remaining units from Group B or elsewhere in the training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Please note that not all electives are available via distance learning / online. Before enrolling, discuss your preferred selection of electives with Transformed.

Group A (Research and Analysis)

Unit codeUnit TitleAvailable by RPLAvailable by Distance
PSPGEN027Gather and analyse informationYY
BSBMKG408Conduct market researchYN

Group B

Unit codeUnit TitleAvailable by RPLAvailable by Distance
PSPGEN024Use resources to achieve work unit goalsYY
PSPGEN033Use advanced workplace communication strategiesYY
PSPGEN039Develop internal and external networksYY
PSPGEN076Use public sector financial processesYN
PSPPCM002Dispose of assetsYY
PSPPCY001Contribute to policy developmentYN
PSPPCY004Support policy implementationYY
BSBPMG522Undertake project workYY


Course Duration

18 months – distance learning (self-paced)
12 months – recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Student Profile

This program is especially designed for those new to government or with an interest in working in government, in particular:

  • Administration officers;
  • Procurement/purchasing officers
  • Contract administrators.
Career and Salary

Procurement / Purchasing Officer



Entry Requirements

No entry requirements for this program, however government work experience is desirable.

  • Lodgement of an up-to-date CV;
  • Completion of third party report;
  • Various work-based assessment tasks
  • Completion of written question and answers.

Assessment for the Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting is against the competency standards within the Public Sector Training Package (PSP). Expect to spend about 60 hours undertaking assessment tasks.

Take the self assessment survey

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you already have workplace experience in procurement and contract administration roles in government, you may be eligible for RPL. This means you can complete your assessment by portfolio and interview.

You will need to provide substantial evidence of procurement administration and coordination experience, as well as evidence showing you understand and can apply skills and knowledge relevant to working in the government environment. You also need to provide a signed reference from a team leader or manager.

Talk to our team to find out if you are eligible for RPL.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

Achievement of this qualification can qualify as suitable for claiming 30 CPD points with associations such as CIPS. More detail here – (as of Feb 2019)

Take our self assessment survey

Are you interested in finding out if you have options for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a qualification?

Do you have some work experience or have been in the workforce for a number of years but not sure how you can apply your existing knowledge to achieving a qualification?

Our self assessment survey will give you more information for what your self paced learning pathway looks like based onyour work and life experience – ie do you have options for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or is a distance package best for you – or a blend of both.

The survey is free and it takes just 10 mins to complete and within 24 hours you will have a response from a Transformed team member with your recommended learning pathway as well as the fee to complete and the next steps should you wish to enrol. We have payment plans to suit all budgets.

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