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Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP40416

The Certificate IV in Government Investigations enables you to obtain occupational specific competencies for those working in operational roles undertaking government investigation related functions, with a particular focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service. This course is suitable for individuals who are required to apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in specific contexts within the investigations and regulatory compliance environment.

The generalist qualification covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a government investigations environment where an individual is required to plan, initiate, conduct and finalise an investigation.

Course Content - six (6) Core Units and nine (9) Elective Units

  • PSPETH002     Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  • PSPINV001      Plan and initiate an investigation
  • PSPINV002      Conduct an investigation
  • PSPINV003      Finalise an investigation
  • PSPREG003    Apply regulatory powers
  • PSPREG012    Gather information through interviews
  • BSBWHS301   Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPREG006    Produce formal record of interview
  • PSPGEN033    Use advance workplace communication strategies
  • PSPLEGN002  Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPREG011    Give evidence
  • PSPREG014    Conduct surveillance
  • PSPREG004    Promote client compliance
  • PSPREG008    Act on non-compliance
  • PSPREG010    Prepare a brief of evidence


Currently there are no licensing, legislative or certification requirements that apply to this qualification.

Course Delivery Method

Face-to-face five (5) day course: This course is conducted from Monday to Friday commencing at 8.30am and runs for approximately seven (7) hours each day. This program includes a variety of training & assessment methods including presentations, projects, case studies, written & oral questioning and self paced study (the self paced study includes fifteen (15) units to be completed within six (6) months of attendance of the five day course).The training is delivered by instructors with 'real life' experience in the security industry. The cost of this course is $1,395.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL Application fee: $895.  Gap units - any units required to be completed: $100 per unit (up to a maximum of 6 units).  Upon receipt of payment, a confirmation email will be sent with the RPL Kit attached for completion. This documentation must be completed and submitted within 2 months of booking. Once your RPL application is received, an assessor will evaluate it. The assessor will then contact you for a face-to-face meeting to discuss their findings and clarify any other issues. If you are required to complete the full course, a discount will be offered.  For more information on the RPL process, please contact our office.

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