The Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting is an entry level specialist qualification which introduces professional procurement for those who undertake procurement activities or will undertake procurement activities on behalf of their organisation. It covers a broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in procurement and contracting environments.
The competency units in PSP40616
In line with the national packaging rules for this qualification, there are 15 units of competency comprising 9 core and 6 electives.
- 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
- PSPPCM007 - Manage contracts
- PSPGEN027 - Gather and analyse information
- BSBMKG408 - Conduct market research
- PSPGEN033 - Use advanced workplace communication strategies
- PSPGEN076 - Use public sector financial processes
- PSPPCM002 - Dispose of assets
- BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
Further information on these units of competency is available at: http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/PSP40616.
The training is a ten (10) day face-to-face program scheduled over three modules in a six month period.
Students will be expected to compete 2 workplace projects between modules as well as other assessment tasks as listed below.
Due to the holistic nature of the program, it requires a ten (10) day face-to-face commitment and there are no credits for partial completion. Only completion of all assessment elements of the program will result in the award of a PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting.
Student support and monitoring of self-directed (unsupervised) activities will be via email and phone support to the MTS Trainer/Assessor and/or dedicated Client Administrator.
MTS will develop individual study plans for participants in the event that they are unable to attend a module due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance. Please note that this is on a case by case basis.
Module One – Planning Procurement (3 days)
This three-day Module addresses the procurement framework and the key aspects to be addressed in planning a procurement. This will include interpreting policy, preparing procurement plans, seeking approvals, undertaking research and selecting the procurement method.
Module Two – Conducting Procurement (3 days)
This three-day Module addresses the procurement framework and the key aspects to be addressed in conducting a procurement. This will involve developing tender documentation, developing specifications, releasing and receipting tenders, undertaking evaluations, selecting a preferred supplier.
Module Three – Managing Contracts and Disposal of Assets (4 days)
This four-day Module addresses management and finalisation of the contract and the disposal of assets. This will include implementing the contract management strategy, monitoring contract performance, preparing contract variations, negotiating and disputes resolution, finalising contracts, and developing a disposal of assets strategy.
Assessment requirements for each module
- Completion of an In-class Activity Book;
- Completion of a Quick Test Booklet;
- Completion of an Individual Assessment;
- Observation by the facilitator of individual effort and participation in all group tasks;
- Submission of an individual research project in Module 2; and
- A small group skills project in Module 3.
Course materials for each module will comprise
- A Participant Manual;
- An In-class Activity book;
- An Individual Assessment Book;
- Handouts to support various group tasks; and
- PowerPoint handout.
All relevant documentation and information will be sent to participants prior to the commencement of the course.