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: $4,600 

 Funding is available for this qualification as follows:

  • ACT – Apprenticeship and Traineeship
  • NSW – Smart and Skilled (Apprenticeship and Traineeship)
  • National – Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers


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    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 the 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.
    • Plan and prioritise own work tasks
    • Monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance
    Course Fees and Funding

    $4,600 online & RPL
    Fees are GST exempt. Successful completion of the qualification within the course duration period, a completion rebate of $250 will be paid.

    This qualification is subsidised through NSW Smart & Skilled Funding, in the ACT under ACT Apprenticeships and nationally under Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers.  A tuition fee of $2,300 (as of Oct 2023) applies to ACT User Choice enrolments for this qualification.

    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
      • Principles of 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: $4,600 

    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 code Unit Title Available by RPL Available by Distance
    PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service Y Y
    PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks Y Y
    PSPGEN042 Exercise delegations Y Y
    PSPGEN043 Apply government processes Y Y
    PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector Y Y
    PSPPCM004 Plan procurement Y Y
    PSPPCM005 Develop and distribute requests for offers Y Y
    PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts Y Y
    PSPPCM007 Manage contracts Y Y
    Elective Units

    The following 6 elective units are preselected – no additional choices are offered and all units must be completed. Please note elective unit BSBPEF402 – Develop personal work priorities is only offered via distance learning.

    Group A (Research and Analysis)

    Unit code Unit Title Available by RPL Available by Distance
    PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information Y Y

    Group B

    Unit code Unit Title Available by RPL Available by Distance
    PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies Y Y
    PSPGEN039 Develop internal and external networks Y Y
    PSPPCM002 Dispose of assets Y Y
    PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation Y Y


    Unit code Unit Title Available by RPL Available by Distance
    BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities N Y


    Course Duration

    The completion timeframe for this qualification is 18 months.

    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


    Source: www.seek.com.au  

    Entry Requirements

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

    Expected level of student skills: It is expected students have a level of digital literacy to access information, communicate and complete training and assessment activities using a computer/tablet and our online learning platform. Students will be required to complete a number of tasks independently, and to have the skills to manage their own time and study. Students are expected to be able to research and analyse information, and to apply knowledge to real world situations.  
    Students will be required to independently read and understand a range of different documents including organisation policies, plans, guidelines & procedures, external documentation (may include codes, policies and articles), handbooks, instruction guides (and where applicable drawing and plans). Students are also required to develop written documentation, including risk assessments, action plans, logs, reports.  
    A key skill for this program is the ability to effectively communicate with others in English.
    Technology requirements: Students should be able to access and use computer/tablet device with word processing software, internet browser, email account and webcam/microphone and speakers (or headset). An internet connection is also required.
    • 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 – https://www.cips.org/Documents/CPD/CIPS_Guide_to_CPD.pdf (as of Feb 2019)