BSB41618 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)

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Course Overview

Are you wanting a career in purchasing where you are managing the company’s procurement needs and supplier contracts? The Certificate IV in Business (Procurement) will teach you how to conduct a demand and procurement spend analysis; then select providers and develop contracts. You’ll also gain key skills in market research, contract negotiation, and critical thinking. Enquire now for enrolment intake dates and a full list of study units.


Nationally recognised training

Average duration

24 months

Suitable For

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

Administration and Management

Planning and coordination of people and resources.


Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

Problem Sensitivity

Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you cannot solve the problem.

Social Perceptiveness

Understanding why people react the way they do.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Contract Administrator$1,150 weekly pay
Procurement Officer$1,150 weekly pay
Project Coordinator$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Change Manager$2,150 weekly pay
Program Manager$2,150 weekly pay
Head of Procurement$1,920 weekly pay
Supply Chain Manager$2,519 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.


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.

Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a professional context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This unit applies to individuals who evaluate processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for developing work processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing.

Apply project procurement procedures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. It involves identifying procurement requirements, assisting with supplier selection, conducting procurement activities, and assisting with procurement finalisation activities for the project. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role. The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation, and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects.

Plan procurement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify suppliers, determine procurement methods, establish a plan and prepare for procurement activities. It applies to individuals who are required to plan for complex procurement activities through the identification of materials and services to support organisation strategies.

Negotiate contracts

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in the negotiation of contracts to procure goods and/or services. It applies to individuals who undertake activities such as cost and market analysis, using information to support the planning of negotiations with suppliers to achieve best value. Individuals are required to plan, prepare and undertake effective contract negotiations while demonstrating high levels of personal effectiveness.

Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis

This unit describes the skills required to manage demand and procurement spend within an organisation. This unit applies to those working in roles involving procurement of goods or services essential to the operation of their organisation.

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Benefits of Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

Course providers may offer flexible payment options for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront.

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