PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

This qualification is ideal for people working as procurement officers, procurement policy officers, contract managers, and finance or project manager. This course will explore the legislative and policy framework which regulates government procurement and contracting processes, and will provide skills to conduct procurement and contracting activities within these rules. The type of procurement covered by this qualification is often referred to in government as “complex procurement”.

The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting is ideal if you work or want to work as a:
  • public sector purchasing/procurement officer, contract manager or procurement policy officer;
  • public sector financial or project manager; or
  • private sector contractor seeking a good understanding of government processes.
This qualification will develop skills to enable you to:
  • plan, conduct and manage procurement processes;
  • develop and manage contracts for the delivery of goods and services;
  • identify, plan for and manage risks in the procurement process; and
  • exercise delegations.

You will gain a clear understanding of the legislative and policy framework which regulates government procurement and contracting processes to allow you to conduct your procurement and contracting activities within the rules. The type of procurement covered by this qualification is often referred to in government as “complex procurement”.

This course is offered in the following methods of delivery:
  • Classroom training (eleven (11) full days to complete course); and
  • Recognition of Prior Learning.
This course consists of nine (9) required units and six (6) elective units:
Required 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; and
  • PSPPCM007 – Manage contracts,
Elective Units:
  • PSPGEN027 – Gather and analyse information;
  • PSPGEN033 – Use advanced workplace communication strategies;
  • PSPPCM002 – Dispose of Assets;
  • PSPGEN076 – Use public sector financial processes; and
  • PSPPCY004 – Support policy implementation
  • PSPGEN039 – Develop internal and external networks
Entry Requirement

Must be at least 20 years of age, have a functional level of English, have some relevant work experience, have the capacity for independent learning and group work.

Discounts & Payments

We offer discounts for group enrolments and repeat clients.

Flexible Finance

In partnership with Study Loans, we can provide financial assistance to people who are eligible.  Flexible finance options can help fund your education with repayment terms from 6 months to 48 months with no penalties for early repayment.  Find out how much your repayments may be with Study Loan’s Loan Calculator.  Please note that Study Loans do charge interest, fees and penalties for the use of their service, and they are payable to Study Loans throughout the course of your loan.  Find out more in their Frequently Asked Questions.

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CANBERRA Course dates:

 2019

Dates Venue
Compliance Stream 14th & 15th October PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Procurement Stream 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th October PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Contract Stream 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th November PLA CANBERRA Training Centre

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 2020

Dates Venue
Compliance Stream 14th & 15th May 2020 PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Procurement Stream 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th May 2020 PLA CANBERRA Training Centre
Contract Stream 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th June 2020 PLA CANBERRA Training Centre

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Brisbane Course dates:

2020

Dates Venue
Compliance Stream 19th & 20th March 2020 PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Procurement Stream 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th April & 1st May 2020 PLA BRISBANE Training Centre
Contract Stream 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th June 2020 PLA BRISBANE Training Centre

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When
Registration from 8:30am on day 1, all training sessions commence promptly at 9.00am. Finish time will be no later than 5.00pm.

Where

Canberra – Level 1, 142 Mawson Place, Mawson ACT 2607 (Free parking is available nearby in Mawson).

Brisbane – Level 1, 451 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 (200 metres from the Fortitude Valley train station with access to public buses only a few metres away on St Pauls Terrace. There is also secure parking at the Valley Metro Car Park adjacent to the Fortitude Valley train station with reasonable Early Bird specials for daily parking).

Refreshments
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea provided.
Complimentary fresh coffee, tea and cold drinks available all day.