PSP42412 - Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting)

Experienced in government procurement and contracting? You deserve recognition.

The work you do in Government Procurement and Contracting, like exercising delegations, applying government processes, and developing and distributing requests for offers, may have already qualified you to achieve formal recognition.

Whether you are wishing to improve your employment options, gain certification, or enter the field of Government Procurement and Contracting, refine your expertise in information gathering, market research, public sector financial processes, and administration of simple projects to win this qualification.

Make a contract with yourself in Government Procurement and Contracting to earn this qualification and raise your status.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

15 units of competency are required for this qualification:
  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units

Choose 6 electives from the list below:

  • at least 1 unit from Group A
  • the remaining elective units:
  • from Groups A and Group B
  • from Certificate IV or Diploma level, or from elsewhere within this Training Package, or another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

**PSPPROC406B Procure Goods and Services is excluded from this qualification and may not be selected.

**For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from a CertificateIII level may be used.

For individuals working in local government, consideration should be given to selecting elective units from the Local Government Training Package.

Core units


Uphold and support the values and principles of public service


Identify and treat risks


Exercise delegations


Apply government processes


Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector


Plan procurement


Develop and distribute requests for offers


Select providers and develop contracts


Manage contracts

Elective units

Group A Elective Units (Research and analysis)


Gather and analyse information


Conduct market research

Group B Elective Units (General)


Use public sector financial processes


Use resources to achieve work unit goals


Use advanced workplace communication strategies


Develop internal and external networks


Administer simple projects


Support policy implementation


Contribute to policy development


Dispose of assets

This qualification does not require any licensing.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

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