Qualification details

PSP41212 - Certificate IV in Government (Project Management) (Release 1)


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DeletedDeleted from PSP12 Public Sector Training Package06/Mar/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSP41204 - Certificate IV in Government (Project Management)New release of PSP4120431/Oct/2012

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 01/Nov/2012

Units of competency

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PSPOHS301A - Contribute to workplace safetyContribute to workplace safetyElective
PSPGOV408A - Value diversityValue diversityCore
BSBPMG401A - Apply project scope management techniquesApply project scope management techniquesElective
PSPPM403B - Close simple projectsClose simple projectsCore
PSPGOV412A - Use advanced workplace communication strategiesUse advanced workplace communication strategiesCore
BSBPMG408A - Apply contract and procurement proceduresApply contract and procurement proceduresElective
PSPGOV417A - Identify and treat risksIdentify and treat risksCore
BSBPMG402A - Apply time management techniquesApply time management techniquesElective
PSPGOV422A - Apply government processesApply government processesCore
PSPPM401B - Design simple projectsDesign simple projectsCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0901 Political Science And Policy Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Public Administration,Government Service Delivery 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Project Officer,Customer Service Officer (Public Sector) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 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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Modification History


TP Version 



PSP12 V1

First release. Supersedes and equivalent to PSP41204


This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of persons responsible for the management of projects in the public sector. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, Electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual. Please note that the full suite of Private Sector Project Management units may be substituted for the three required Project Management units listed if this better reflects the way project management is conducted within the organisation.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Not applicable.

Packaging Rules

15 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units
  • Choose 1 unit from Group A
  • Choose 4 elective units from elsewhere within this Training Package, or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

Note: PSPPM405A Administer simple projects cannot be selected for this qualification.

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

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate III level may be used

Core Units 


Uphold and support the values and principles of public service


Deliver and monitor service to clients


Value diversity


Use advanced workplace communication strategies


Identify and treat risks


Apply government processes


Support policy implementation


Design simple projects


Manage simple projects


Close simple projects

Please note that, once endorsed, the full suite of private sector project management competency standards below* (8 units) may be substituted for these three core units.

Group A Elective Units 


Contribute to workplace safety


Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

Equivalent Units 

The following 8 units together are considered equivalent to the three units PSPPM401B, PSPPM402B & PSPPM403B together.


Apply project scope management techniques


Apply time management techniques


Apply cost management techniques


Apply quality management techniques


Apply human resources management approaches


Apply communications management techniques


Apply risk management techniques


Apply contract and procurement techniques