"Transforming Experience into Qualifications – Start Today!"


Diploma Of Government Investigations PSP50416





Looking to take your career in the public sector to the next level? The PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations is the perfect qualification for you.

This certification equips you with the essential skills necessary to detect and anticipate fraud within the public sector. You’ll learn to initiate, coordinate, and review investigations that follow government processes and create awareness of fraud control for prevention.

With this qualification, you’ll be able to operate within local, state or federal government agencies, making you a valuable asset to any organisation in the public sector.

Enrol in the PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations today and take the first step towards an exciting and fulfilling career in the public sector. Don’t wait; make the most of this opportunity and boost your career prospects today!


The Diploma of Government Investigations PSP50416 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

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

  • Compliance Manager
  • Fraud Prevention Supervisor
  • Investigation Team Leader
  • Investigation Manager
  • Fraud Investigation Manager

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Conducting an investigation
  • Reviewing and evaluating investigations
  • Promoting compliance with legislation

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

Core and Elective Units

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

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 5 core units
  • 6 elective units

Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.

Choose a minimum of 2 electives from Group B General elective units.

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

PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service

PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation

PSPREG021 Coordinate investigation processes

PSPREG026 Review and evaluate investigations

Elective units

Group A: Work health safety

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

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

Group B: General elective units

PSPFRU003 Communicate fraud control awareness

PSPFRU004 Anticipate and detect possible fraud activity

PSPGEN045 Coordinate resource allocation and usage

PSPGEN054 Use complex workplace communication strategies

**Online study units:**

Core Units

  • PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service
  • PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation
  • PSPREG021 Coordinate investigation processes
  • PSPREG026 Review and evaluate investigations

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • PSPFRU003 Communicate fraud control awareness
  • PSPFRU004 Anticipate and detect possible fraud activity
  • PSPGEN047 Promote diversity
  • PSPGEN054 Use complex workplace communication strategies
Industry Information

This Diploma of Government Investigations PSP50416 equips you with the competencies essential for a pivotal role in safeguarding public integrity by coordinating and conducting thorough investigations within the government sector. As industries across Australia experience growth, this qualification positions you at the forefront of addressing complex challenges in regulatory compliance, fraud prevention, and ethical governance.

The Australian job market is witnessing a significant shift towards service-oriented industries, with a projected increase in employment across all sectors by November 2026. Particularly, roles that demand post-school education are rising, with an astounding 91.7% of new jobs requiring advanced qualifications. This trend underscores the critical demand for skilled professionals in government investigations, where technical expertise and theoretical knowledge converge to enhance public service delivery and compliance.

Considering the Australian Government’s commitment to fostering a dynamic and inclusive labour market, the Diploma of Government Investigations is a gateway to meaningful and impactful careers. By 2026, sectors such as healthcare, social assistance, professional services, and education are poised for substantial growth, reflecting a long-term structural shift towards service industries. This evolving landscape highlights the increasing importance of public service roles dedicated to maintaining transparency, accountability, and integrity.

As a student of this course, you will gain the technical skills required for advanced duties in government investigations and develop a deep understanding of the legislative framework and ethical considerations that govern public sector operations. As of the latest publication, no licensing, legislative, or certification requirements are imposed upon this qualification, allowing you to navigate your career path with flexibility and confidence.

For those aspiring to make a difference through a career in public service, the Diploma of Government Investigations offers a robust foundation for roles such as Compliance Manager, Fraud Prevention Supervisor, and Investigation Manager. With the industry’s favourable outlook and the government’s strategies to achieve full employment and skill development, your expertise will be instrumental in shaping a secure, transparent, and equitable society.

Embark on a rewarding career journey that promises personal growth and contributes to the broader objectives of Australian public service excellence and integrity.

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.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

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

There are many reasons to study a Diploma of Government Investigations. This type of qualification can provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in government investigations or a related field. By completing this type of course, you will be able to demonstrate your abilities to potential employers and improve your prospects for advancement in your chosen career path.

There are a number of jobs that you can get with a Diploma of Government Investigations. A few examples include private investigator, security guard, loss prevention officer, and customs and border protection officer. With this diploma, you would have the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in any of these fields.

There are two main approaches to pursuing study options, Studying Online and RPL. Online Study gives you flexibility in your learning and allows you complete modules alongside your personal and professional commitments. RPL is much faster, however, is only applicable if you already have previous experience in the industry.

The 3CIR team wants to help you with your studying so don’t hesitate – give them a call! We can help clarify content and expand your understanding. Our goal is to see you complete your qualification and we’ll do our best to support your learning journey.

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

The Diploma of Government Investigations equips individuals with the skills and knowledge essential for key roles within various levels of government, underlining its importance across various employment contexts. Graduates are predominantly employed in significant numbers across three main job categories, showcasing the versatility and demand for this qualification in the workforce:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (41.1%): This significant representation underscores the diploma's role in preparing graduates for essential support and administrative functions within government sectors, highlighting the demand for skilled professionals capable of managing complex administrative tasks and supporting investigative processes.
  • Professionals (24.7%): The diploma's focus on developing a deep understanding of the legislative, regulatory, and policy environments equips graduates to assume professional roles, requiring a sophisticated comprehension of government operations, investigative techniques, and legal frameworks.
  • Managers (17.6%): Graduates stepping into managerial positions reflect the diploma's effectiveness in cultivating leadership capabilities, strategic thinking, and the ability to oversee investigative processes and teams, emphasising the need for well-rounded leaders in government investigations.

Top Industries Employing Graduates:

  • Public Administration and Safety (75.7%): This sector's significant employment rate for graduates highlights the critical need for investigative skills in ensuring the integrity, security, and efficiency of public services. It also points to a robust demand for graduates within government agencies tasked with oversight and regulatory functions.
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10.5%): Reflecting the diploma's applicability beyond traditional government roles, this indicates opportunities for graduates in areas requiring investigative insight into healthcare provision, regulatory compliance, and the safeguarding of public welfare.
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8%): Although a smaller proportion, this indicates a niche demand for investigative skills in specialised areas that benefit from rigorous analysis, evidence-based approaches, and strict regulatory standards.

These employment outcomes illustrate the diverse pathways available to graduates and highlight the diploma's role in meeting critical needs across various sectors, emphasising its value in fostering a skilled workforce capable of navigating complex investigative environments.

Investigations Manager 100%
Investigations Officer 90%
Asset College Logo | 3CIR

Training and assessment delivered under a third party arrangement with Asset College (RTO31718)

Our Government Posts


Other Government Courses

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn