PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting


With the Certificate IV, you will gain competencies in understanding and complying with relevant legislation and policies when planning procurement.  You will learn how to identify and manage risks in procurement and contracting.  You will also learn how to target your market research and develop internal and external networks.

This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific skills to plan, manage and enact complicated procurement processes for those responsible for procurement of goods and services.


Program director and Senior Facilitator

Courses are developed and delivered by Senior Facilitator, Tarian Dixon. Tarian has over 15 years experience in designing and delivering contract and procurement training to government.


Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting (PSP40616)   

Course 1

  • 8 days over 8 weeks
  • Commencing Tuesday 6 March 2018

Course 2

  • 8 days over 8 weeks
  • Commencing Tuesday 24 July 2018

Delivery Mode

  • Face to Face
  • Online Learning


We also offer the Certificate IV and the Diploma on a closed and tailored basis for your Department only, if there is sufficient demand for such delivery. 

Units of competency

Units of Competencies
Core units
    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

    Elective units
    BSBMKG408        Conduct market research
    PSPGEN024         Use resources to achieve work unit goals
    PSPPCY004         Support policy implementation
    PSPGEN033         Use advanced workplace communication strategies
    BSBPNG522        Undertake project work
    PSPGEN039        Develop internal and external networks

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    Assessment tasks

    ACFEC applies a risk-based approach to determine the risks of an assessment tool. Assessment tools include:

    • practical exercises
    • participation in a workplace simulated assessment activity
    • testing of underpinning knowledge through short answer questions, and
    • requests for learners to provide evidence of prior application of skills and pre-courses assignment (where required and requested by the client)