PSP40122

Certificate IV
in Government

Am I Eligible?

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Are you interested in earning the PSP40122 Certificate IV in Government through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? You may be eligible to receive this qualification based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.

Have you had 6+ months experience in:

  • Upholding and supporting the values and principles of public service?
  • Using advanced workplace communication strategies?
  • Advising on progress, finalising and reporting on investigations?
  • Encouraging compliance with legislation in the public sector?
    Our Skills Recognition Advisors can conduct a free preliminary assessment to confirm your eligibility.

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification

1300 793 002 Apply here

About the Qualification

What is the Certificate IV in Government?

PSP40122 Certificate IV in Government is a qualification that reflects the skills and knowledge it takes to perform effectively as a government employee. It examines a spread of skills and knowledge in operating ethically within legislative requirements and environments. This Certificate IV in Government is relevant to public servants in roles from Commonwealth, State and Local governments.

After a review was completed in 2022 of all Australia’s Public Sector Package qualifications, the latest and current version of this qualification can be recognised by the code PSP40122.

The earlier qualification was PSP40116 Certificate IV in Government. Whilst the spirit of the earlier qualification aligned with the latest version, there have been some changes made to ensure that when you graduate with BSB40122 Certificate IV in Government, you are possessing the range of skills and knowledge that modern workplaces demand.

When we begin to examine the opportunities for public service employment it makes sense that the Certificate IV in Government has become a more widely recognised qualification.

According to statistics published in November 2021, there were just over two million public servant jobs in Australia, and this is forecast to grow. As a significant and competitive employment opportunity, if you are an experienced public servant it is wise to capitalise on your experience to obtain the PSP40122 Certificate IV in Government through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification by calling us on 1300 793 002, or through the Get Started link above.

WHAT DOES IT COMPRISE OF

Qualification Information

There are no entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Government.
A total of 15 units of competency must be completed in the Certificate IV in Government. The units of competency required are:

4 core units; plus
11 elective units, consisting of:

    • 1 unit from Group A
    • 9 units from Group B to F
    • 1 unit from Groups B to F

Any combination of units that meets the packaging rules above can be utilised in awarding the Certificate IV in Government.

Where appropriate, electives can be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation; such as the Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources) or Certificate IV in Government (Regulation).

Core units are mandatory for every student completing the Certificate IV in Government. When you look at the core units you can see that these key competencies are valued in government sector functions across the country:

  • Promoting and upholding the values and principles of public service
  • Engaging with relevant stakeholders
  • Applying government processes
  • Working effectively with diversity and inclusion

Once the core units have been addressed, the11 elective units balance specialist public sector skills and transferable skills.

For example, a specialist government sector skill can be the ability support employee and industrial relations.

For example, a transferable skill that is valued outside of the public service is your ability to compose complex workplace documentation.

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification

1300 793 002 Apply here

About the Qualification

Certificate IV in Government?

When we begin to examine the opportunities for public service employment it makes sense that the Certificate IV in Government has become a more widely recognised qualification.

According to statistics published in November 2021, there were just over two million public servant jobs in Australia, and this is forecast to grow.

Certificate IV in Government jobs come with a wide variety of titles. With in excess of 2 million public servants in Australia, roles vary across many sectors. There are some common types of job titles we see when reviewing Recognition of Prior Learning applications for Certificate IV in Government.

QUALIFICATION JOBS

Certificate IV in Government Common Roles

  • Corporal
  • Lance Corporal
  • Able Seaman
  • Leading Seaman
  • Private
  • Administrator
  • Team Leader
  • Manager
  • Prison Officer
  • Constable
  • Project Manager

QUALIFICATION STREAMS

Certificate IV in Government

The Certificate IV in Government is available as a generalist qualification and also as specialisations.
The generalist qualification reflects work in small or regional organisations where your responsibilities have been diverse, rather than within a narrow specialisation.

Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources)
The human resources specialisation is for those who have been responsible for coordinating recruitment processes, supporting and applying human resources processes and projects alongside leading effective workplace practices.

Certificate IV in Government (Regulation)
The investigations specialisation is for those who have been primarily responsible for initiating, leading and reporting on quality audits. Further individuals could be involved in conducting research through interviews, validating data and inspections. Individuals could be involved in undertaking legislative decision making.

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