PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations

Certificate IV in Government Investigations

PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations

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This PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations qualification is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to work as an investigators in Federal, State and Local Government organisations or for contractors conducting investigations on behalf of Government organisations.

PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations is a generalist qualification covering the broad range of skills required to work without supervision in a government investigations environment where an individual is required to plan, initiate, conduct and finalise an investigation.

The regulatory compliance specialisation includes skills required by those accountable for ensuring statutory compliance with legislation, regulations, and governmental policy.


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

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

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

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Upholding the values of public service
  • Planning and initiating an investigation
  • Finalising an investigation
  • Applying regulatory powers
  • Gathering information through interviews

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

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.


  • minimum of 5 units from Groups B and 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.


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

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:

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Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

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Payment Plans

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PAYRIGHT: Pays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

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Frequently asked questions

Why study Certificate IV in Government Investigations?

Certificate IV in Government Investigations allows students to learn about the procedures and practices of government investigations. It also provides an understanding of the powers and authority of regulatory bodies, as well as investigative techniques and strategies. This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement or government compliance.

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

There are a variety of jobs that graduates of this qualification can pursue, including (but not limited to): private investigator, fraud detective, loss prevention officer, security consultant, and compliance manager.

What study options are available to me?

For this qualification, you can pursue one of two options, Online Study or RPL. Online study lets you learn in your own time with our flexible online learning platform. RPL on the other hand is for those who already have skill and experience in Government roles and want to use their knowledge to obtain a qualification without additional study.

What support is provided for me to succeed?

Our trainers and assessors want you to do well in your studies. At any point in your learning, if you feel you need a little extra help, get in contact. Likewise, if you’re undertaking RPL, we can help you gather the relevant documents and find the right quals for your career goals.

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