Qualification details

BSB41618 - Certificate IV in Business (Procurement) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes BSB41615 - Certificate IV in Purchasing 26/Sep/2018

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Sep/2018

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBCRT404 - Apply advanced critical thinking to work processesApply advanced critical thinking to work processes Core
BSBFIA412 - Report on financial activityReport on financial activity Elective
BSBITU401 - Design and develop complex text documentsDesign and develop complex text documents Elective
BSBLDR402 - Lead effective workplace relationshipsLead effective workplace relationships Elective
BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectivenessLead team effectiveness Elective
BSBMKG408 - Conduct market researchConduct market research Elective
BSBPMG416 - Apply project procurement proceduresApply project procurement procedures Core
BSBPRC401 - Plan procurementPlan procurement Core
BSBPRC402 - Negotiate contractsNegotiate contracts Core
BSBPRC403 - Conduct international procurementConduct international procurement Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 591113 Purchasing Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Purchasing and Procurement,Commerce,Warehousing and Storage,Local Government Administration,Logistics 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Distribution Centre Supervisor,Purchasing Clerk,Warehouse Team Leader,Inventory Officer,Supply Officer,Credits/Returns Officer,Procurement Officer,Stock Controller,Bulk Storage Distribution Manager,Import/Export Coordinator,Inventory and Supply Officer,Dispatch Clerk 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 591113 Purchasing Officer 28/Sep/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 28/Sep/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 27/Sep/2018 
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Modification History



Release 1

This qualification first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification is suited to those working as purchasers, contract administrators and procurement officers. In this role, individuals use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to apply solutions, to a defined range of unpredictable problems and to analyse information from a variety of sources to drive organisational outcomes. They may provide guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

They may work in any industry or organisational setting and may be responsible for all or a part of a procurement life cycle. Typically those completing this qualification would report to a purchasing manager or contract manager.

Licensing/Regulatory Information  

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12 

5 core unit  plus

7 elective units, of which: 

  • 6 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • 1 elective unit may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either any Certificate IV or Diploma qualification.
  • Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units 

BSBPRC401 Plan procurement

BSBPRC402 Negotiate contracts

PSPPCM018 Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis

BSBCRT404 Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes

BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures

Elective Units 

BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity

BSBPRC406 Conduct e-procurement

BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents

BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness

BSBPRC403 Conduct international procurement

BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information

BSBMKG408 Conduct market research

BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts

PSPGEN039 Develop internal and external networks

PSPPCM011 Plan to manage a contract

PSPPCM007 Manage contracts

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSB40218 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)

Release 1

BSB41615 Certificate IV in Purchasing Release 2

Changes to core, elective units and packaging rules.

Title change.

No equivalent qualification


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