OPEC College


PSP30122 Certificate III in Government

SKU PSP30122 Category

Are you looking to advance your career in the government sector? Our PSP30122 Certificate III in Government by RPL program is the perfect choice for you!

Our PSP30122 Certificate III in Government by RPL program covers key areas such as communication, teamwork, government legislation and policies, leadership and much more.

By enrolling in our PSP30122 Certificate III in Government by RPL program, you’ll gain the recognition you deserve for your skills and experience, enhance your career prospects, and increase your earning potential.

  • Course Name: Certificate III in Government
  • Course Code: PSP30122
  • Course Completion Time: RPL is achieved at your own pace with our support.  Typically it will take 2 – 4 weeks
  • Units Studied: 13 (4 core units and 9 elective units)
  • Nationally Recognised Training: Yes. This qualification is accredited with ASQA under the Australian Training Framework
  • Delivery Mode: RPL Only. This course is currently not available for study. Competency is achieved through evidence gathering.

Total number of units = 13

(4 core units plus 9 elective units)

Core Units:

  • PSPETH006 Uphold the values and principles of public service
  • PSPGEN096 Use workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN114 Work effectively with diversity and inclusion
  • PSPLEG005 Comply with legislation in the public sector


  • BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
  • BSBPEF302 Develop self-awareness
  • PSPGEN089 Address client needs
  • PSPGEN093 Implement change
  • PSPGEN122 Give and receive workplace feedback
  • PSPGEN138 Organise workplace information
  •  PSPGEN139 Compose workplace documents
  • PSPGEN145 Work effectively in the organisation
  • PSPGEN146 Contribute to workgroup activities
  • PSPGEN147 Build and maintain internal networks

Formal Entry Requirements:

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however please read through the following information to assess if you have the English language and literacy skills necessary to successfully complete this course.


    Due to the ASCF core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy involved in this course, it is suggested that you have successfully completed year 12 or have completed a Certificate III.

Technical Requirements:

    Please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.

Enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing:

    If you cannot meet any of the above suggested entry requirements, which are a guide only and not mandatory, and you would still like to enrol into this course, it is a procedure during our enrolment process to email everyone a link to participate in a short online LLN test that will check your current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills and from these results, allow us to offer you the necessary support needed, if any, to help you successfully complete this course.

If you are Studying

This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.

All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 1 week of submission.

Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.

By Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already have the knowledge and skills to achieve this qualification we encourage you to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

    RPL is a simple process with OPEC College and works like this

Click here to be taken to our Pre-assessment form.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification

  •  Administrative Assistant (Regional Office)
  • Administrative Assistant (Service Agency)
  • Border Protection Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • Bench Clerk
  • Court Security Assistant
  • Government Security Officer

This program is perfect for those seeking to start their career in government or for those looking to recognize their skills in the public sector.

  • Full RPL Achieved – $1095.00
  • RPL + Study (Empowered Learning) – $
  • By study $

Fees are broken down to an enrolment fee of $500 (for RPL only) and $995 (for Empowered Learning) and the balance either on completion or spaced evenly across the program to suit your financial needs.

A range of flexible payment plans are available and can be set up at the enrolment stage.

Current government funding models possibly available to OPEC College students are found on the Funding page, click here for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all OPEC College qualifications. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can provide you with nationally recognised qualifications through converting your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies.
RPL means you can gain qualifications simply through providing evidence of relevant knowledge and skills you have gained through previous work.
This means you don’t have to waste time studying what you already know.
You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the OPEC College RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process.

Click here for more information

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet

  • Windows 7 (or higher)
  • Latest version of Chrome
  • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher)
  • Latest Flash Player
  • Latest Adobe PDF Reader

Apple Mac PC’s

  • Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher)
  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office for Mac (2010 or higher)
  • Latest Flash Player
  • Latest Adobe PDF Reader


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  • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad*

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  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

* Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account

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