National code: PSP40122

Certificate IV in Government

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Overview About this course

More than two million Australians work for public sector organisations, making a difference in our community and environment. Develop your leadership skills with this course and explore the diverse world of public service.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Deal with a range of situations within the public sector

  • Gather and analyse data

  • Use advanced workplace communication strategies

  • Maintain workplace safety

  • Manage conflict

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Understanding of the legal and ethical aspects of public service

  • Skills to work effectively with stakeholders

  • The ability to manage personal and professional development

  • A pathway to further study

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Regular access to a computer with updated virus protection

  • Access to a reliable internet connection

  • An email account

  • Recording equipment such as a smart phone or camera

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: administration officer, customer services officer, personal assistant, office manager and business support officer.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in Government does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Government qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Uphold the values and principles of public service PSPETH006

  • Engage with stakeholders PSPGEN090

  • Apply government processes PSPGEN111

  • Work effectively with diversity and inclusion PSPGEN114

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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