PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

Develop the specialist skills required to deliver project purchasing, procurement and contracting activities.
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Develop the specialist skills required to deliver project purchasing, procurement and contracting activities.

PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting is a nationally-accredited qualification designed for those responsible for the procurement of goods and services in the public sector.

This qualification delivers specialist skills and knowledge for purchasing, procurement and contracting activities as well as an understanding of the public sector business environment. Participants will learn how to plan, scope and manage procurement processes; develop and manage contracts; conduct research and analyse information; identify, plan for and manage risk in the procurement process; and exercise delegations.

Structured to align with the Australian Government Procurement Process, learning is flexible and self-paced through an online delivery model.

Upon successful completion of this 12-month course, participants will possess the skills to confidently operate in a procurement or contracting role without supervision.

This qualification is delivered by Engineering Education Australia's wholly-owned Registered Training Organisation, The Moreland Group (RTO number 6332).

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12 months

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

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Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This qualification is relevant for project managers, contract managers and those who undertake procurement activities or manage contracts on behalf of their organisation, particularly in the public sector. Roles include:

  • Procurement Officers
  • Procurement Policy Officers
  • Purchasing Officers
  • Administration Officers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Contract Managers
  • Project Managers

To be successful in completing this qualification, participants need to be working in a procurement environment in order to complete assessment tasks.

Entry level requirements

  1. All students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission
  2. All students must be an Australian citizen or resident
  3. English requirement:

    Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with Department of Home Affairs regulations OR

    Successful completion of a qualification from an Institute where mode of instructions was English and where the course duration was no less than 12 months OR

    Completion of an approved English Language course
  4. Academic requirements:

    Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course OR

    Successful completion of a qualification from an Institute where mode of instructions was English and where the course duration was no less than 12 months

  5. Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements
  6. Must be working in an environment with access to projects
  7. Access to computer and internet facilities
How you'll learn


Complete the PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting entirely online over 12 months.

Participants attend this course through our online platform where they'll get:

  • access to online learning materials such as webinars, ebooks and quizzes
  • access to a dedicated industry facilitator who is also a project management professional
  • the opportunity to collaborate with other learners
  • the chance to discuss and share their knowledge and experience.

Customised delivery for business

We can deliver this qualification direct to your organisation or team and customise content relevant to your business needs.

Units of study

Units of study

The following units will be covered in this delivery of PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting:

Plan Procurement

  • PSPPCM004 – Plan procurement
  • PSPGEN043 – Apply government processes

Scope the Procurement

  • PSPGEN027 – Gather and analyse information
  • PSPGEN038 – Identify and treat risks
  • PSPGEN039 – Develop internal and external networks

Determine the procurement method

  • PSPGEN076 – Use public sector financial processes
  • PSPPCM012 – Plan for procurement outcomes

Prepare to approach the market

  • PSPLEG002 – Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPGEN024 – Use resources to achieve work unit goals

Approach the market

  • PSPPCM005 – Develop and distribute requests for offers
  • PSPGEN033 – Use advanced workplace communication strategies

Evaluate submissions and conclude tender process

  • PSPPCM006 – Select providers and develop contracts
  • PSPGEN042 – Exercise delegations
  • PSPETH002 – Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

Manage the contract

  • PSPPCM007 – Manage contracts

You'll be assessed on your ability to manage an engineering project end-to-end.

The Moreland Group (RTO number 6332)
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