Certificate IV in Government

PSP40122

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.

Book a Free Appraisal​

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Or call us

Overview

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.

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.

Public Service Jobs

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 submit your details here.

Qualification Details

Nationally recognised training logo

The fees for this qualification are as follows:

Qualification through RPL: $1295

We have a range of payment options available for you including: Bank Transfer, Credit Card and Installment Payment Plans. Find out more here.

How does the RPL process work?

  1. We conduct a free qualification appraisal and give you a report
  2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide work examples
  3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!

Let’s step this out a bit more:

Step 1. We conduct a free qualification appraisal and give you a report.
The RPL process begins with a conversation with one of our Skills Recognition Advisors.

  • You tell us what you’re looking for and where you want to go
  • You provide a few easily accessible documents
  • You’ll be sent a report within 48 hours. This will include a breakdown of costs involved and lists the qualifications:
    • you could be eligible for right now;
    • you could be eligible for if you are able to provide some further work examples (and we’ll share with you what the gaps are and the work examples we’d need); or
    • if training would be your best option. We don’t offer the training so we’ll give you some information about how to locate a training organisation who delivers what you are looking for.

This is cost-free and obligation-free.

Step 2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide work examples.
You can make an informed decision about which qualifications are best for you and your career. Once this is confirmed, we can complete the process.

  • We tell you exactly what work examples we need to establish your competency in the units that make up a qualification
  • You provide your work examples, then you can sit back and relax!
  • We match the work examples to the units. This is called mapping. Other providers may get you to do this yourself.

Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.

  • To save you time, we submit all the paperwork to the government for you. This formalises your qualifications.
  • You receive your qualifications though both email and post, within 14 days. Or, with our VIP Fast-Track Service, you can have them in just 7 days.

Are RPL qualifications nationally recognised? Yes.

Churchill Education is a registered training organisation, RTO:31430. This means that we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Government regulatory body for the VET sector.

The qualifications that we offer are nationally recognised, and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accordingly, they’re exactly the same as those granted by other educational institutions such as TAFE.

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be comprised of through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Where could this qualification take you?

Examples of Position Titles relevant to Certificate IV level work:

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

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).

Find out more here.

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, the 11 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.

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.

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.

Apply for a Complimentary Assessment​

You might also be interested in...

Graduate stories

After 30 years of Military service, Ken was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and had to be medically discharged. Ken was able to convert his service into an Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety, which helped him to secure civilian employment at a management level and achieve a better quality life.

picture of Ken

Graduate Reviews

EOFY Bonus!

When you enrol and pay for qualifications during June, you will also receive the Churchill EOFY Bonus (valued at $700)!

Turn your career experience into qualifications with Recognition of Prior Learning.  Apply for a free assessment today!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.