Qualification details

PSP40112 - Certificate IV in Government (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Nov/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
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Supersedes and is equivalent to PSP40104 - Certificate IV in GovernmentNew release of PSP40104. New specialist streams added. New elective units added. 31/Oct/2012
Is superseded by and equivalent to PSP40116 - Certificate IV in GovernmentPSP unit codes updated.Imported units updated. 06/Mar/2016

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
BSBEBU401A - Review and maintain a websiteReview and maintain a website Elective
BSBEMS403B - Develop and provide employment management services to candidatesDevelop and provide employment management services to candidates Elective
BSBHRM401A - Review human resources functionsReview human resources functions Elective
BSBHRM402A - Recruit, select and induct staffRecruit, select and induct staff Elective
BSBITU203A - Communicate electronicallyCommunicate electronically Elective
BSBMKG401B - Profile the marketProfile the market Elective
BSBMKG402B - Analyse consumer behaviour for specific marketsAnalyse consumer behaviour for specific markets Elective
BSBMKG507A - Interpret Market Trends And DevelopmentsInterpret Market Trends And Developments Elective
BSBMKG514A - Implement and monitor marketing activitiesImplement and monitor marketing activities Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 512111 Office Manager 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier Advanced Clerical And Service Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0901 Political Science And Policy Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 512111 Office Manager 20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier Advanced Clerical And Service Workers 20/Feb/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0901 Political Science And Policy Studies 20/Feb/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 01/Nov/2012 
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PSP12 V1

First release. Supersedes and equivalent to PSP40104

Description

The Certificate IV in Government qualification covers the competencies required for working without supervision in the public sector. This qualification is particularly suited to those working in an environment requiring multi skilled personnel and/or in small or regionally based organisations. Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and limited responsibility or changing contexts and within established parameters.

Additional qualification advice 

This qualification has been designed to allow for maximum flexibility in the choice of elective units for achievement of a number of defined specialist occupational outcomes. Free choice of specified electives; or selection of other imported elective units within the same training package, another endorsed training package or accredited course further allows for packaging to be customised to meet a wide range of occupational outcomes within the public sector. Where the requirements for a specialisation stream have been achieved, the resultant testamur can reflect the field of study/discipline in accordance with the Australian Qualification Framework guidelines.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS 

FACETS ADDRESSED : Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include the following facets :

Communication 

Qualifications at this level require the use of advanced communication strategies for interacting with internal and external clients, colleagues and managers. This has the following performance outcomes:

  • Deal with complex enquiries and complaints, giving directions, managing meetings and making workplace and public presentations, as well as speaking, listening and reading non-verbal cues, reading, writing and visual literacy. It includes the use of written communication involving the evaluation and composition of complex workplace documents, interpreting and evaluating workplace information, composing complex written materials and editing.
  • Collect and analyse information to achieve work unit objectives and meet client needs. This includes identifying and collecting information, analysing and interpreting information, developing and applying workable solutions, presenting information and maintaining information.
  • Use a range of communication methods with a diverse range of clients and colleagues from different levels in the organisation, including negotiation and problem solving in a wide range of government matters. This includes using negotiation/conflict resolution techniques to resolve difficult situations and making referrals in accordance with organisational policy and procedures. It also includes the use of a range of communication strategies/skills with a diverse workforce and client base including assertiveness, listening, non-verbal communication, language style, problem solving.
  • Collect, organise, record and report information in accordance with organisational procedures and defined guidelines, using a range of standard and complex information systems and operations in accordance with organisational policy and procedures. This includes collecting evidence and information and ensuring that it is accurate, relevant and reported according to organisational requirements and negotiating recommendations for improving methods or techniques in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.
  • Explain workplace issues and complex and formal documents such as legislation, using language and supporting material suitable to the needs of the audience and the situations they are likely to experience. This includes presenting information in a range of ways such as report format, numerically, in tables, with graphs, spatially.
  • Link ideas in written material through selection and use of words, grammatical structures, headings and punctuation appropriate to the purpose and use spelling, punctuation and grammar for workplace documents at an experienced level including editing drafts and recording to improve written communication.

Teamwork 

Qualifications at this level require the development and maintenance of effective workplace relationships and networks. This requires the following performance outcomes:

  • Develop and maintain networks, including establishing and maintaining working relationships, and representing and promoting the organisation.
  • Promote the value of workplace diversity and the contribution it makes to effective work practices, the generation of new ideas, and the organisation's responsiveness to the community. This includes promoting the benefits of workplace diversity and contributing to diversity outcomes.
  • Handle difficult interpersonal situations and addressing the conflicts that may arise in day-to-day work activities. This includes identifying the cause of conflict, establishing and implementing strategies for dealing with conflict and evaluating the response and outcomes. It does not include formal negotiation, counselling or mediation.
  • Use collaborative planning with other workgroup members to integrate individual plans and build working relationships and identify work methods and practices and negotiate goals and outcomes to implement plans, in consultation with others. This includes providing feedback to workgroup members in regard to quality of client service delivery.
  • Identify the needs and viewpoints of individuals and consider them when implementing change. This includes suggesting options and opportunities for change to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the workgroup and the work environment, responding positively to suggestions for improvements made by workgroup members and acting on them where appropriate, giving and receiving feedback, including 'managing upwards'.
  • Encourage others (colleagues or those supervised) in the workplace to comply with legislation, including assisting others to comply with legislative requirements, and taking action on non-compliance.

Problem solving 

Qualifications at this level cover the development, implementation and review of client services and the skills to address complex workplace and public issues in the context of government services, including monitoring problems in implementing work plans and propose solutions within area of responsibility. This requires the following workplace performance outcomes:

  • The delivery and monitoring of service to clients that requires understanding of the needs of existing and new clients which influence service requirements. This includes identifying and defining client needs, delivering client services, monitoring and improving client service delivery and reviewing client service.
  • The collection and analysis of information to achieve work unit objectives and meet client needs. It includes identifying and collecting information, analysing and interpreting information, developing and applying workable solutions, presenting information and maintaining information. This also includes carrying out more detailed analysis of information as required using relevant techniques including mathematical calculations and methods for numerical/graphical information.
  • The requirements for handling difficult interpersonal situations and addressing the conflicts that may arise in day-to-day work activities. It includes identifying the cause of conflict, establishing and implementing strategies for dealing with conflict and evaluating the response and outcomes. Strategies for the resolution of conflict take account of social and cultural differences and consistency with organisational policies and procedures. It does not include formal negotiation, counselling or mediation.
  • Numeracy for selecting and applying mathematical concepts, estimating, checking reasonableness of results and using a range of mathematical language to communicate mathematical information.

Initiative and enterprise 

Qualifications at this level cover the skills required to implement a change process and includes understanding the reasons for change and initiating specific changes related to the work unit, suggesting options and opportunities for change, encouraging commitment to workplace change, monitoring and evaluating change and dealing with ambiguity in the change process. This requires the following performance outcomes:

  • The exercise of delegations in the public sector, including confirming the delegation, applying other interacting legislation, policy and guidelines, and exercising delegations.
  • Select innovative and cost-effective options for achieving objectives and aligned options to organisational aims, including conducting cost-benefit analysis and the preparation of written or oral quotations to provide goods or services to others, clarifying requirements, establishing costs and availability of resources, preparing estimates, preparing and submitting quotations and taking follow-up action. This also includes conducting market research in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures to confirm the viability of options.

Planning and organising 

Qualifications at this level cover the development and implementation of work unit plans at both the work unit and individual level to achieve results through planning. It includes participating in the planning activities of the work unit, preparing individual work plans, and implementing and evaluating work plans. This requires the following performance outcomes:

  • The organisation of available resources at a senior operative rather than managerial level to facilitate achievement of work unit objectives. It includes acquiring and applying available resources, monitoring and reporting on resource usage and maintaining resources. It also includes applying public sector legislation, including occupational health and safety and environmental requirements in the context of resource usage, storage and maintenance.
  • The application of knowledge of government processes, including applying information relating to machinery of government, and applying knowledge of organisational functions and protocols, Legislation and regulations applying across the public sector, such as equal employment opportunity, equity and diversity.
  • Complete planning activities within the defined timeframe and meet the organisation's requirements, evaluate proposals, outcome and preparation process using feedback from a range of stakeholders and use results to improve subsequent quotations, develop contingency plans to ensure operational continuity, and revise work plans according to changes in work priorities and organisational needs.

Self management 

Qualifications at this level require autonomous management of work roles, duties and responsibilities within the limitations of job descriptions, level of authority and delegations and departmental policies and procedures. This requires the following performance outcomes:

  • Identify and respond to risks using risk management procedures and treatments. This applies to the risks inherent in all aspects of everyday work in the public sector as well as to specific functional activities and projects related to the particular mandate of the organisation. It covers establishment of the risk context, identification, analysis and evaluation of risks, risks treatment, and monitoring and review of risk treatment plan.
  • Evaluate work activities based on feedback from workgroup members and other stakeholders and develop options for dealing with ambiguity and criteria for assessing those options and communicate them to the workgroup. This includes recognising and accepting the need to operate within constraints beyond one's own control and access and use information ethically and legally.
  • Plan career development and pathways. This includes self-assessment of skills and abilities, investigation of possible career opportunities, developing and implementing a career plan and monitoring progress against the plan.
  • Promote the value of workplace diversity and the contribution it makes to effective work practices, the generation of new ideas, and the organisation's responsiveness to the community. This includes promoting the benefits of workplace diversity and contributing to diversity outcomes.

Learning 

Qualifications at this level cover the skills required to provide mentoring, coaching and performance review for others as well as personal career and skills development. This requires the following performance outcomes:

  • Plan career directions and pathways. This includes self-assessment of skills and abilities, investigation of possible career opportunities, developing and implementing a career plan and monitoring progress against the plan.
  • Undertake a gap analysis to identify those skills that are common to both preferred future career and the organisation's requirements. This includes reflecting on competencies and performance, maintaining currency in knowledge of principles and practices applied in the workplace, monitoring the acquisition of skills and experience and respond to feedback on achievement of performance requirements
  • Monitor the work performance of another person and provide feedback. This includes planning for performance monitoring and feedback, monitoring performance, providing and documenting feedback, determining action, and reviewing performance monitoring and feedback. It covers the provision of on-the-job coaching to colleagues and reflects the situation in many workplaces where formal and informal on-the-job coaching is extremely common. It includes preparation for coaching, and provision of and follow-up of coaching.
  • Identify learning from workplace experiences, share outcomes with others and transfer them to other initiatives including identifying and promoting training and awareness programs to encourage and support the skills development and advanced practice of others.

Technology 

Qualifications at this level cover the technology skills required for general government workplaces and services. This requires the following performance outcomes:

  • Use workplace technology for a range of applications including, resource ordering, managing and financial requirements, computerised techniques for information management, computer technology for data storage, security, retrieval and presentation.
  • Specialists elective competencies cover the specific equipment and technology required by those specialist functions.

Packaging Rules

15 units of competency are required for this qualification. This qualification may be undertaken as a general stream or a specialist stream qualification.

Up to 2 elective units maybe selected from a lower AQF qualification level.

All remaining elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher.

Elective units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification. 

When a qualification is linked to a defined specialisation as listed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Certificate IV in Government (Field of study) e.g. Certificate IV in Government (Service delivery).

General stream 

  • 6 core units
  • Choose 1 unit from Group A
  • Choose 8 units from Group B, or from elsewhere within this training package, or a maximum of 4 units from another endorsed training package or accredited course.

Specialist stream 

  • 6 core units
  • Choose 1 unit from Group A
  • Choose a minimum of 6 units from one of the specialist stream elective groups listed below:
  • Group C: Human resources
  • Group D: Service delivery
  • Group E: Land administration
  • Group F: Injury claims administration
  • Group G: Injury rehabilitation management
  • Choose the remaining units from elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.

Core Units 

PSPETHC401A

Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

PSPGOV402B

Deliver and monitor service to clients

PSPGOV408A

Value diversity

PSPGOV422A

Apply government processes

PSPLEGN401A

Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

PSPPOL404A

Support policy implementation

Group A Work health and safety 

Select the appropriate unit according to workplace requirements. E.g. for supervisors/managers responsible for implementing OHS procedures etc select PSPOHS401B.

PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

PSPOHS401B

Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

Group B General 

PSPGOV403B

Use resources to achieve work unit goals

PSPGOV404B

Develop and implement work unit plans

PSPGOV405B

Provide input to change processes

PSPGOV406B

Gather and analyse information

PSPGOV407B

Provide a quotation

PSPGOV409A

Provide support to Parliament

PSPGOV410A

Undertake career planning

PSPGOV411A

Deal with conflict

PSPGOV412A

Use advanced workplace communication strategies

PSPGOV413A

Compose complex workplace documents

PSPGOV414A

Provide workplace mentoring

PSPGOV415A

Provide workplace coaching

PSPGOV416A

Monitor performance and provide feedback

PSPGOV417A

Identify and treat risks

PSPGOV418A

Develop internal and external networks

PSPGOV419A

Work with interpreters

PSPGOV420A

Use translation services

PSPGOV421A

Exercise delegations

PSPPOL402A

Assist with specialist policy development

PSPPOL403A

Give and receive policy information

PSPPOL405A

Implement e-correspondence policies

PSPPROC406B

Procure goods and services

PSPRAD401

Monitor radiation

PSPSCI401A

Provide scientific technical support

PSPSCI402A

Promote innovation and change through extension

PSPSCI403A

Organise and undertake scientific/technological research

BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

BSBEBU401A

Review and maintain a website

BSBITU203A

Communicate electronically

BSBMKG401B

Profile the market

BSBMKG402B

Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets

BSBMKG507A

Interpret market trends and developments

BSBMKG514A

Implement and monitor marketing activities

BSBREL402A

Build client relationships and business networks

BSBRKG401B

Review the status of a record

BSBRKG404A

Monitor and maintain records in an online environment

BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

CHCCD401E

Support community participation

CHCCD402B

Develop and provide community education projects

CHCCD413E

Work within specific communities

CHCMED413B

Manage communication processes to define the dispute

CHCMED414A

Facilitate mediation processes

CHCMED415A

Facilitate interaction between parties in mediation

CHCMED416C

Consolidate and conclude the mediation process

CHCMED417B

Reflect and improve upon professional mediation practice

CHCMED419C

Facilitate alternative dispute resolution processes

CHCORG525D

Recruit and coordinate volunteers

PUAWER005B

Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

PUAWER009B

Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team

Group C Human resources 

This specialist stream cover the competencies required for individuals working in an HR field in the public sector.

PSPHR402A

Administer human resource processes

PSPHR403A

Provide a consultancy service for human resource management

BSBEMS403B

Develop and provide employment management services to candidates

BSBHRM401A

Review human resources functions

BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

BSBPMG402A

Apply time management techniques

BSBPMG405A

Apply human resources management approaches

BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR501B

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBWRK410A

Implement industrial relations procedures

Group D Service delivery 

This specialist stream covers the competencies required for delivering services in a government service delivery context in the public sector. When selecting elective units for this specialist stream, take into account technical and agency-specific systems and procedures.

* PSPGSD401A, PSPGSD402A and PSPGSD403A are recommended for selection if not previously undertaken.

PSPGOV413A

Compose complex workplace documents

PSPGOV419A

Work with interpreters

PSPGOV421A

Exercise delegations

PSPGSD401A

Identify and select government service delivery options

PSPGSD402A

Administer government service delivery options

PSPGSD403A

Conduct government service delivery interviews

PSPGSD404A

Administer delivery of financial and other benefits

PSPGSD405A

Introduce the government service delivery model

PSPGSD406A

Facilitate participation in government service delivery

PSPGSD407A

Assist self-management of government service offers

PSPGSD408A

Assist government service recipients with complex needs

PSPGSD409A

Deal with incorrect payments and debts

Group E Land administration 

This specialist stream covers the competencies required by public land administration officers.

*PSPLAND404A is recommended for selection if not previously undertaken.

PSPLAND401A

Assess Crown land

PSPLAND402A

Undertake native title assessments

PSPLAND403A

Prepare and lodge non-claimant native title applications

PSPLAND404A

Investigate tenure applications *

PSPLAND405A

Administer public reserves

PSPLAND406A

Monitor reserves management

PSPLAND407A

Coordinate land board sittings

PSPLAND408A

Investigate Aboriginal land claims/applications

PSPLAND409A

Handle compensation claims

PSPREG404C

Investigate non-compliance

PSPREG410B

Give evidence

PSPREG412A

Gather and manage evidence

PSPREG417A

Undertake compliance audits

Group F Injury claims administration 

This specialist stream covers the competencies required of injury claims administrators in the public sector.

*PSPIM401A,PSPIM408A and PSPIM409Aare recommended for selection if not previously undertaken.

PSPIM301A

Process claims

PSPIM401A

Conduct initial claim assessments

PSPIM403A

Make claim determinations

PSPIM406A

Implement and monitor return to work plans

PSPIM407A

Promote and educate about injury management

PSPIM408A

Monitor and review injury management cases

PSPIM409A

Maintain injury management case files

PSPREG410B

Give evidence

Group G Injury rehabilitation management 

This specialist stream covers the competencies required of rehabilitation practitioners in the public sector.

*PSPIM402A, PSPIM404A, PSPIM405A and PSPIM406A are recommended for selection if not previously undertaken.

PSPIM402A

Undertake initial rehabilitation assessments

PSPIM404A

Conduct situational workplace assessments

PSPIM405A

Develop return to work plans

PSPIM406A

Implement and monitor return to work plans

PSPIM407A

Promote and educate about injury management

PSPIM408A

Monitor and review injury management cases

PSPIM409A

Maintain injury management case files

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