Acquire unrivalled procurement skills

The PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting will assist learners in developing critical skill sets vital to their role as a government procurement officer. They will harness existing skills and develop new capabilities as they learn to plan, manage, and enact complex procurement processes.

Learners will apply policies, rules and processes to case studies and scenarios in a group environment, acquiring the practical skills required to undertake procurement within a government entity.

In addition to engaging with specialist units, participants will learn to uphold the values of the public service, advance their workplace communication strategies and contribute to workplace safety.

User Choice Funding is available, contact us for more information. Terms and Conditions apply.

Did you know that you may be able to complete your qualification even quicker with our Recognition+ service? Just like Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), your prior formal study can count towards a new qualification. Contact our recognition coordinator for more information.

Course Overview



Start Dates



or $880 (if eligible for User Choice Funding)

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Delivery Mode

Blended (Face to Face & Online) and Recognition of Prior Learning


Program delivery to be conducted at the Bruce or Tuggeranong CIT Campus (TBC)


Bruce Campus

Building J, Vowels Crescent
Haydon Dr, Bruce, ACT
2617 Australia

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Tuggeranong Campus

205 Anketell St,
Greenway ACT
2900 Australia

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PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

  • Plan procurement including identifying relevant legislation, procurement-connected policies and internal processes.
  • Learn to identify, engage and manage stakeholders while developing procurement communication strategies.
  • Undertake market research, develop specifications and determine an approach to market methodology.
  • Develop and distribute requests for offers including tenders and requests for quote.
  • Identify and treat risks.
  • Develop and undertake evaluation criteria, evaluation processes and evaluation reports.
  • Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector.
  • Use resources effectively to achieve work unit goals.


Short answer questions, group activities, case study analysis, work-based procurement project, document analysis, third party reports, assessment interview.

Awarded by

Canberra Institute of Technology

Units of Competency
  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  • PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
  • PSPGEN042 Exercise delegations
  • PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
  • PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
  • PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation
  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPPCM004 Plan procurement
  • PSPPCM005 Develop and distribute requests for offers
  • PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts
  • PSPPCM007 Manage contracts
  • BSBMKG408 Conduct market research
  • PSPPCM002 Dispose of assets
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks

10 facilitated training sessions, a work-based project and an assessment interview. Some assessments are completed within classroom sessions. Consequently, attendance at all sessions is essential. There is a small requirement for reading and workplace research prior to some sessions.

  • Participants must be currently working in or contracted to the public sector, working in a procurement role.
  • to have the capacity for independent self-directed work.
  • Access to the specific work practices and appropriate level of work-based projects required to demonstrate competency in the units undertaken.

If you are unsure that you meet the entry requirements, please contact us so that an experienced facilitator can discuss the relevance of your experience in either the public or private sectors.

How to apply

Do you require further information? To find out more about PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting, call our Learner Experience team on 6207 4444.

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