Certificate III in Government (PSP30112)

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Course Description

A Certificate III in Government PSP30112 is perfect for students seeking a career in the Australian public service. The qualification begins with the values and principles underpinning the public sector as well how to identify and comply with legislation. Student then choose from a range of electives including basic court administration, marketing, records management, and safety.

The Certificate III in Government PSP30112 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Public Sector Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.


The Certificate III in Government (PSP30112) is not available from any Tafe institutions on our database but may be available from other registered training organisations with Government Funding available in your area. See Course Providers.

Average Course Fee


Average Duration

12 months

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On-campus providers

Nationally Recognised Training

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Judgment and Decision Making

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different options and choosing the best one.

Law and Government

How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Border Protection Officer Assistant$960 weekly pay
Customs Officer Assistant$960 weekly pay
Local Government Administrative Assistant$865 weekly pay
Local Government Customer Service Officer$865 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Border Protection Officer$1,250 weekly pay
Local Council Supervisor$1,250 weekly pay


You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

Uphold the values and principles of public service

This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to demonstrate ethical conduct required of those in public service. It includes applying ethical standards and dealing with ethical problems.

Work effectively in the organisation

This unit covers the requirements for working effectively in a public sector organisation with a focus on self-management. It includes evaluating and developing your own expertise, identifying career options, working within the organisational structure and culture, and managing your own work.

Contribute to workgroup activities

This unit covers contributing as a workgroup member and assisting with support, learning and development for others in achieving workgroup goals. It includes the establishing workgroup parameters, participating in the workgroup, assisting in learning and development and assisting workgroup members.

Work effectively with diversity

This unit covers the competency for individuals without supervisory responsibilities to work effectively with diversity. It includes recognising and valuing individual differences and working effectively with diverse clients and colleagues.

Use workplace communication strategies

This unit covers the use of workplace communication strategies for interacting with internal and external clients. It includes responding to enquiries, receiving and giving directions, participating in meetings and making presentations in the workgroup. Though the prime focus of the unit is on speaking, listening and reading non-verbal cues, if reading, writing and visual literacy are intrinsic to the workplace communication these are included. Where reading and writing are the prime focus of the workplace function these are addressed in PSPGOV313A Compose workplace documents.

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Government Funding

Each state provides its own Government funding initiatives. Here is a list of funding initiatives that are available for this course.

ACT Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is the funding program in the ACT to help students undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET). Skilled Capital gives students in the ACT access to high quality training to maximise employment opportunities.



ACT User Choice

User Choice Funding is a national funding scheme that subsidises the cost of an Australian Apprenticeship. The level of funding varies by state, and in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) the subsidies are paid directly to the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who delivers the training.



NSW Smart and Skilled

NSW Smart and Skilled is the funding program in NSW for Vocational Education and Training (VET). NSW Smart and Skilled provides financial assistance to help people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.



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