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Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) PSP40316





Immerse yourself in the intricate realm of government security with our Certificate IV in Government Security, focusing on Fraud Control. Designed specifically for passionate individuals like yourself, this credential illuminates mastering critical security roles that are thrilling and essential to government functions.

Empower yourself! You will achieve:

🔍 A keen insight into fraud detection and prevention.

🛡 A formidable set of skills aligned with the public sector’s rigorous ethical and legal benchmarks.

🌐 Practical knowledge that translates to real-world security situations, positioning you as a top-tier professional in your domain.

Are you prepared to embrace a journey of distinction and influence the security world? Enlist with us today and be a catalyst for change! 🎓

CERTIFICATION & OUTCOME The PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Securit (Fraud Control) qualification can provide several careers and further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following careers:
  • Security Vetting Officer
  • Government Security Officer
  • Government Personnel Vetting
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Risk Management Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • Government Security Consultant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Training and Development Officer
Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:
  • Deliver and monitor service to clients
  • Monitor data for indicators of fraud
  • Conduct fraud control awareness sessions
  • Compile and use official notes
  • Compose complex workplace documents
  • Support policy implementation
  • Assess compliance
  • Communicate security awareness
By equipping oneself with the PSP40316 Certificate IV, graduates are armed with specialized knowledge and have a gateway to various rewarding career paths and educational opportunities. Already have experience in personnel vetting. Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!

Packaging Rules

14 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 3 core units
  • 11 elective units

Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.


Fraud control specialisation:

  • minimum of 6 units from Group C

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 the public service

PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Elective units

Group A: Work health safety

BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Group B: Personnel vetting specialisation

PSPSEC008 Conduct personnel security assessments

PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict

PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies

PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents

PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks

PSPGEN043 Apply government processes

PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews

PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis

Group C: Fraud control specialisation

PSPFRU001 Monitor data for indicators of fraud

PSPFRU002 Conduct fraud control awareness sessions

PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes

PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents

PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation

PSPREG005 Assess compliance

Group D: General elective units

PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients

PSPGEN026 Provide input to change processes

PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information

PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies

PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation

PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation

PSPREG006 Produce a formal record of interview

PSPREG013 Undertake inspections and monitoring

PSPREG015 Receive and validate data

PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis

PSPSEC005 Undertake government security risk analysis

PSPSEC006 Implement security risk treatments

PSPSEC007 Develop and advise on government security procedures

PSPSEC010 Provide government security briefings

PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness

**Fraud Control Online study units:**

Core Units

  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of the public service
  • PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
  • PSPFRU001 Monitor data for indicators of fraud
  • PSPFRU002 Conduct fraud control awareness sessions
  • PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
  • PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents
  • PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation
  • PSPREG005 Assess compliance
  • PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness
  • CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
  • CPPSEC4005 Facilitate security operations briefing and debriefing processes

This qualification is designed to provide cutting-edge competencies for those in operational roles within government security functions. Its keen focus is on upholding the public service’s ethical and legislative frameworks. It’s ideal for individuals aiming to master a broad spectrum of specialised knowledge and skills tailored to the nuanced challenges of the security environment.

Considering the evolving nature of fraud and corruption, adherence to the Australian Standard on Fraud and Corruption Control (AS 8001:2021) is integral. This standard acts as a beacon for public sector agencies, local governments, and law enforcement bodies, guiding the development, implementation, and maintenance of effective fraud and corruption control systems. The standards emphasise prevention, early detection, and rigorous response to fraudulent activities, ensuring that operational roles are equipped with the necessary tools to navigate and mitigate risks effectively​.

The relevance of data analytics cannot be overstated in the modern security landscape. With its ability to identify unusual patterns and anomalies, data analytics serves as an early detection tool, crucial for pre-empting fraudulent activities and minimising financial losses. Governance also plays a pivotal role in ensuring regulatory compliance, fostering an ethical culture, and implementing robust risk management strategies. These elements combined underscore the complexity of fraud prevention in sectors as critical as healthcare, highlighting the growing need for skilled professionals trained in these advanced methodologies​.

No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements are currently mandated for this qualification, offering a unique opportunity for professionals to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving field without regulatory constraints.

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:


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 Security (Fraud Control) provides an in-depth understanding of fraud management in governmental contexts. In the current environment, where safety and responsibility are crucial, possessing this specialized expertise distinguishes you.

Enhance Your Career Opportunities: Pursuing this qualification is more than just gaining knowledge; it’s a step forward in your professional journey. Companies appreciate those who can adeptly manage risks and address fraud issues. Holding this certificate signifies your dedication to maintaining top-tier security practices.

Earning a Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) presents numerous career opportunities in governmental and private industries. This credential empowers you with the proficiency to identify, counteract, and manage deceptive activities, upholding the essence of organizational functions.

Here’s a glimpse at potential career paths:

  • Public Sector Fraud Detective: Directly liaise with governmental bodies to uncover and probe into fraudulent actions, ensuring taxpayer money remains protected.
  • Anti-Fraud Agent: As the primary shield in establishments, implementing systems and guidelines to thwart fraud.
  • Regulatory Compliance Expert: Make certain all activities within a firm align with the established legal standards, statutes, and in-house rules about fraud deterrence.
  • Risk Assessment Expert: Gauge probable fraudulent enterprise threats and devise plans to counter such challenges.
  • Corporate Fraud Examiner: Numerous private enterprises, predominantly in the financial domain, seek experts to identify and curb fraudulent conduct.
  • Forensic Financial Analyst: Scrutinize financial documentation in-depth to spot anomalies and evidence of deceptive maneuvers.
  • Security Advisor: Provide entities with the foremost fraud identification, deterrence, and redress methods.
  • Integrity Hotline Manager: Oversee initiatives that empower staff to voice concerns about dubious practices, ensuring their protection from backlash.

Given the ever-changing landscape of deceptive tactics, there remains an ongoing need for adept individuals who can remain one step ahead. By securing your Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) via 3cir, you’ll become part of an exclusive cadre of experts committed to upholding honesty and reliability in assorted industries. If you’re driven by the desire to effect change and seek a stimulating and gratifying profession, this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

Get your Fraud Control Cert IV in Government Security through Online Study or Recognition of Prior Learning. Studying Online is best for those new to the field who have not developed foundational skills. RPL, however, is for those with experience in a similar industry; it’s cheaper and quicker than online study because it takes what you already know and converts it into national qualifications. Find out more by starting a Free RPL assessment.

You deserve to study with the best, and 3CIR is here for you. Our trainers are always ready with advice when we need it most – so don’t hesitate- give them a call! If you are applying for RPL and are unsure of the process, let us know and we’ll guide you through the process.

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

A Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) opens various employment opportunities in various sectors, especially for those seeking to enhance their government security and fraud prevention careers. Graduates find themselves well-prepared for roles that demand high integrity, analytical skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the legal and ethical frameworks governing public service operations.

Common roles for Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) graduates include:

  • Government Security Officer
  • Government Personnel Security Officer
  • Government Fraud Prevention Officer

These positions are crucial in maintaining the security and integrity of government operations, ensuring that fraudulent activities are identified and prevented effectively. Graduates can expect to find employment across different departments and agencies, contributing to safeguarding public resources and enforcing compliance with government regulations and standards.

Qualification Outcomes

Control Coordinator 95%
Control Specialist 100%
Security Administrator 100%
Security Guard 68%
Security Supervisor 78%
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