National course code: PSP40616

Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

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Overview About this course

Designed specifically for the unique needs of staff working in procurement, contracting and purchasing this course prepares you with essential knowledge of government processes and end-to-end procurement methods.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

  • Plan procurement

  • Develop and distribute requests for offers

  • Select providers and develop contracts

  • Manage contracts

Course Outcomes

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

  • Identify and treat risks

  • Develop and manage contracts

  • Gather and analyse information

  • Use problem-solving skills to deal with conflict - A unique and transferable skillset

  • Pathway to further study

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:

  • Experience in the purchasing and/or procurement environment of an organisation of at least 2 years, or have completed Certificate III or Certificate IV level course in logistics or business-related studies

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: Procurement officer and Purchasing officer

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting does not have any related courses.

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 Procurement and Contracting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 9 core and 6 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.

  • Develop and distribute requests for offers PSPPCM005

  • Select providers and develop contracts PSPPCM006

  • Uphold and support the values and principles of public service PSPETH002

  • Manage contracts PSPPCM007

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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