National course code: PSP40116

Certificate IV in Government

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Overview About this course

Develop your career in government focusing on leadership skills, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and complex writing skills. You’ll also learn how to promote the values and ethos, diversity and compliance within the public service sector.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Uphold values, principles, processes and compliance

  • Deliver the highest quality service to a diverse range of customers

  • Use advance communication strategies

  • Create complex workplace documents

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A strong pathway to further study

  • Skills using advanced workplace communication strategies

  • Ability to assess workplace safety

  • Techniques to promote diversity, public sector values and change culture

  • Using standard industry software

  • Writing workplace documents

  • Implementing work unit plans

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Regular access to a computer with updated virus protection

  • Access to a reliable internet connection

  • An email account

  • Recording equipment such as a smart phone or camera

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Administrative officer, Government fraud prevention officer and Revenue officer

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

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The Certificate IV in Government does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Government qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 6 core and 9 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply government processes PSPGEN043

  • Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector PSPLEG002

  • Deliver and monitor service to clients PSPGEN023

  • Value diversity PSPGEN029

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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