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Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance) PSP40416





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The Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance) PSP40416 qualification emphasises the importance of regulatory compliance within the public sector, preparing individuals for specialised roles that ensure adherence to legal and regulatory standards.

Upon successfully completing this course, participants are well-positioned to pursue various career paths central to regulatory compliance and governance. These career opportunities include:

  • Compliance Officer in the Public Sector: Focused on monitoring and ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Regulatory Compliance Manager: Oversees compliance functions, develops compliance strategies, and manages compliance teams.
  • Specialist in Regulatory Compliance: Expert role dedicated to understanding, interpreting, and applying regulatory requirements within government operations.

The curriculum equips participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in key areas critical to regulatory compliance roles, such as:

  • Upholding and promoting the principles of public service integrity.
  • Planning and conducting investigations with a focus on regulatory compliance.
  • Effectively applying regulatory powers and understanding their impact on compliance.
For individuals with experience in government roles, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process offers a pathway to achieve this qualification more rapidly, acknowledging your pre-existing skills and experience in government and regulatory compliance.
Core and Elective Units

Packaging Rules

15 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 6 core units
  • 9 elective units

Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.


Regulatory compliance specialisation:

  • minimum of 5 units from Group B

Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the PSP Implementation Guide.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.


Core 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

Elective units

Group A: Work health safety

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety

Group B: Regulatory compliance specialisation

PSPREG004 Promote client compliance

PSPREG005 Assess compliance

PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview

PSPREG008 Act on non-compliance

PSPREG013 Undertake inspections and monitoring

PSPREG015 Receive and validate data

PSPREG017 Undertake compliance audits

PSPREG018 Plan and implement recovery action

Group C: General elective units

PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients

PSPGEN029 Value diversity

PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies

PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks

PSPGEN043 Apply government processes

PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes

PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation

PSPREG007 Make arrests

PSPREG009 Conduct search and seizure

PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence

PSPREG011 Give evidence

PSPREG014 Conduct surveillance

PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis

**Regulatory Compliance Online study units:**

Core 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

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  • PSPREG004 Promote client compliance
  • PSPREG005 Assess compliance
  • PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
  • PSPREG008 Act on non-compliance
  • PSPREG017 Undertake compliance audits
  • PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence
Industry Information

Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance) equips individuals with the evolving landscape of regulatory compliance and government investigations in Australia. This qualification is essential in a climate where regulatory environments are becoming increasingly complex, leading to rising compliance costs.

There is a notable shift towards holding individuals accountable, with regulatory bodies such as ASIC and ACCC intensifying efforts to penalise misconduct at a personal level. This development highlights the importance of understanding one’s roles and responsibilities within the regulatory framework to mitigate personal and organisational risks.

Embracing this qualification offers a pathway to navigate the intricacies of regulatory compliance, ensuring that professionals are prepared to meet the demands of oversight bodies and contribute effectively to their organizations’ adherence to legal and ethical standards.

Delivery Pathways
3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies: OPTION 1 – Study Online Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies. Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR. OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here. OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.
Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.

Essentials for Your Learning Journey

  1.     Hardware Specifications:

A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet.
An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.

  1.     Internet Connectivity:

An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.

  1.     Software Specifications:

 Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.

Detailed Device Specifications

For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Apple Mac Users:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.

For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies
After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:
Payment Options
Choose the way you pay Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:
  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal
Learn about your payment options or contact us today. Payment Plans Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options. PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options. AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Certificate IV in Government Investigation Regulatory Compliance is more than just a program – it’s a step toward a brighter future. Delve into the intricacies of regulations and compliance with 3CIR and see your professional growth skyrocket. Eager to advance? Enrol now and set sail on a path of continuous knowledge and accomplishment!

With a Certificate IV in Government Investigations Regulatory Compliance, which career paths can I pursue?

  • Regulation Compliance Manager: Supervise and guarantee that businesses or institutions align with their sector’s legal standards and norms. This role is crucial in various sectors, from medical services and finance to industrial production.
  • Public Sector Detective: Collaborate with governmental bodies to intensively examine diverse cases, confirming that standards, legalities, and rules are consistently met and respected.
  • Cybersecurity Compliance Expert: Engage in IT and cybersecurity, ensuring security measures meet government directives.
  • Financial Reviewer: Focus on inspecting and verifying financial data and records to ensure precision and conformance to regulatory principles, promoting honesty and clarity.
  • Risk Assessment Expert: Evaluate and pinpoint potential hazards that could jeopardise companies’ or public institutions’ assets or financial status and create plans to reduce or neutralize these threats.
  • Regulatory Compliance Advisor: Provide specialized guidance to firms aiming to synchronise their activities with governmental norms, facilitating smoother operations in regulated sectors.
  • Regulatory Communication Specialist: Act as a mediator between regulatory, governmental agencies and private or public enterprises, ensuring effective dialogue and comprehension of established rules.
  • Educator in Regulatory Compliance: Harness your knowledge to educate others about the intricacies of regulatory adherence, shaping future professionals in the domain.
You can obtain this qualification through Online Study or Recognition of Prior Learning. Online study affords a flexible approach to your learning. In your own time, you can log on to our learning platform and complete the modules at your own pace. RPL on the other hand is a process that converts experience into qualifications. It’s cheaper and quicker than traditional study and provided you have the right experience, you could have a qualification in weeks, not months. Start your RPL qualification with our free assessment.

If you’re struggling to keep up with your course workload, reach out and chat to our trainers, our staff want you to succeed and will do what they can to help. For RPL applications, our assessors can guide you through the process and provide support at every step.

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

Most often employed as:

  • 45% - Professionals
  • 7% - Managers
  • 7% - Clerical and Administrative Workers

Top industries employing graduates:

  • 5% - Public Administration and Safety
  • 5% - Construction
  • 2% - Education and Training

Expanded Career Opportunities:

Upon completion of the Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance), individuals open themselves to various career prospects within both public and private sectors. Key roles include:

  • Government Investigation Officer
  • Government Compliance Investigation Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • Local Laws Officer
  • Risk Advisor
  • Ethical Standards Investigator
  • Fisheries Officer
  • Inspections Officer

These roles span various industries and sectors, underlining the importance of compliance and ethical standards. With a focus on regulatory compliance, graduates find opportunities in sectors prioritising governance, legal adherence, and ethical operations, such as public administration, construction, and education. The skills acquired in this certification pave the way for critical positions in ensuring organisational and public welfare through stringent compliance and investigative practices.

Investigations Manager 100%
Investigations Officer 90%
Compliance Adviser 100%
Compliance Coordinator 88%
Compliance Officer 85%
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