BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)


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

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Learn sought-after business procurement skills and launch your dynamic career with
international reach

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.

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.

You will develop skills from building and maintaining relationships, procurement planning and procedures, right through to developing and managing contracts. You can study online and continue your current work and life

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 a growing industry

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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 .

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


BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment


BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships


BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs


BSBWRT411 Write complex documents


BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace


BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing


BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities


BSBPMG427 Apply project procurement procedures


BSBPRC401 Plan procurement


PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts


PSPPCM007 Manage contracts


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

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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.

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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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