BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)

Qualification: BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)
Duration: 12 - 18 months

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BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)

Duration: 12 - 18 months

Enrol now

Learn sought-after business procurement skills and launch your dynamic career with a nationally recognised Certificate IV.

This online business course with a specialisation in procurement will equip you with skills, knowledge and a nationally recognised qualification to launch your career in strategically outsourcing technologies and services. Enjoy the flexibility of studying online at your own pace, and gain a nationally recognised qualification - the (BSB40120) Cert. IV in Business (Procurement).

Procurement is a dynamic profession that’s vital to the success of many businesses. With growth in outsourcing local and international product manufacturing, digital technologies and other key services, skilled procurement staff are highly sought after across Australia and worldwide.

Develop skills from building and maintaining relationships, procurement planning and procedures, right through to developing and managing contracts. Study online and continue your current work and life balance. Enrol for this online business procurement course. Earn your Certificate IV with Swinburne Open Education.

Course code: BSB40120

Delivery mode: Online

Course duration: 12- 18 months

Qualification: Certificate IV

Nationally recognised: Yes

Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology


  • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Written reports

  • Case studies

  • Video and audio role plays and demonstrations.

You will learn to:

  • Build and maintain business relationships

  • Apply project procurement procedures

  • Select providers and develop contracts

  • Write complex documents and manage contracts.

Career options include:

  • Purchasing officer

  • Distribution centre supervisor

  • Supply management officer

  • Warehouse team leader

  • Procurement officer

  • Import/export coordinator.

Start your career in business

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88.4% Student Satisfaction

Percentage of course graduates who were satisfied with the training.

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67.8% Improved Their Career

Graduates of the Certificate IV in Business course started or expanded a business, have a new job, got more highly skilled work, or received a promotion or higher pay.

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$57,800 Salary

The middle of the range salary earned by course graduates starting their first full-time job after graduating.

Source: Statistics (accessed on 5 February 2022) are for graduates in the Management and Commerce field (Certificate IV). More details at

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Study online with our world-class learning platform

  • Designed and delivered online so you can learn anywhere, anytime

  • Study on any device - desktop, tablet or mobile

  • Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content

  • Engage with your learning community through online forums and messages

Once you have enrolled in this course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.

This course contains 12 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 6 core units and 6 elective units.

BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively.

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.

BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of strain on personal health and wellbeing (both physical and mental) within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs).

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance.

BSBPMG427 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.

BSBPRC401 Plan procurement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify suppliers, determine procurement methods, establish a plan and prepare for procurement activities.

PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts

This unit describes the skills required to select preferred providers as a result of a formal request for offer process. It includes evaluating offers, obtaining approvals, developing and formalising contractual arrangements, and debriefing the market and other stakeholders.

PSPPCM007 Manage contracts

This unit describes the skills required to manage contracts. It includes undertaking preparations, establishing and maintaining contract management arrangements, monitoring and maintaining contract performance, and completing and reviewing contracts.

Course requirements

There are no formal requirements for this Cert IV procurement qualification. However, participants must be 18 years' old or over.

Eligible for Australian and New Zealand Residents and Citizens only.

Our modern online learning platform has been designed so that you can study anywhere, anytime. You will need to meet the following IT requirements to use or platform:

Desktop or laptop

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher)

  • Adobe PDF Reader

Mobile or tablet*

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Latest version of Android

  • Latest version of iOS

* Students using a mobile or tablet will need to upload documents from a laptop or desktop or have a Dropbox account.

Frequently asked questions

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Q. How can I access trainer support?

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

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