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Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP40416


Gain practical skills to conduct investigations within local, state and federal branches of Government with our Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP40416 qualification. Learn how to gather, analyse and draw conclusions from interviews and multiple data sources. Prepare evidence briefs and discover how to enact search and seizure orders correctly.

RPL - $1250

Study online - $2500

The Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP40416 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

  • Investigating Officer (Public Sector)
  • Manager
  • Compliance specialist

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Supporting the values of public service
  • Planning and initiating an investigation
  • Applying regulatory powers

Already have experience in Government? Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This qualification allows for the attainment of 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. It is suitable for individuals who need 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.

The regulatory compliance specialisation covers the skills required by those responsible for ensuring statutory compliance with the requirements of legislation, regulations and organisational policy.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Find out more detailed information here.

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718) we provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION – 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 what is the right option for you. Watch our video here.

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:

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.

PAYRIGHT: Pays 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

Why study Certificate IV in Government Investigations?

Certificate IV in Government Investigations provides the skills and knowledge required to work as a detective or investigator in the public sector. It covers investigations, interviewing techniques, intelligence gathering, report writing, and more.
This qualification is ideal for those who want to enter or further their career in the field of investigations. It is also beneficial for those currently working in law enforcement or a related field.

What jobs can I get with a Certificate IV in Government Investigations?

There are a number of jobs that you can get with a Certificate IV in Government Investigations. Some of these include private investigator, loss prevention officer, and process server. There are many other options available as well, so it is best to explore your interests and see what jobs are available in your area.

What study options are available to me?

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.

What support is provided for me to succeed?

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.

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