PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control)


PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control)

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Dive deep into the dynamic world of government security with our Certificate IV in Government Security, specialising in Fraud Control. Crafted meticulously for dedicated individuals like you, this qualification lights the path to mastering security functions that are both exciting and pivotal to government operations.

Be empowered! You’ll gain:

  • 🔍 A razor-sharp understanding of fraud prevention and detection.
  • 🛡 A robust skillset tailored to meet the public service’s high ethical and legislative standards.
  • 🌐 Hands-on expertise that applies in real-world security scenarios, making you a sought-after professional in your field.

Ready to step into a future of excellence and make an impact in the security realm? Join us now and be part of the transformation! 🎓


The PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security (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 allows for attaining occupational-specific competencies for those working in operational roles undertaking government security-related functions, focusing on meeting the public service’s ethical and legislative requirements. It is suitable for individuals who need to apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in specific contexts within the security environment.

The Fraud Control specialisation covers the skills required for working without supervision within a personal security area.

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 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.

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!

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

To learn about your payment options, contact us today.

DVA Funding

If you’re currently discharged from service or are undertaking rehabilitation, you may be eligible for educational funding through DVA. Find out more.

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 Security (Fraud Control)?

The Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) offers a focused and comprehensive insight into fraud control within government settings. In today’s landscape, where security and accountability are paramount, having specialised knowledge can set you apart.

Boost Your Career Prospects: By equipping yourself with this qualification, you’re not just learning but investing in your career. Organizations value individuals who can mitigate risks and handle fraud-related challenges efficiently. With this certificate, you’re showcasing your commitment to upholding the highest security standards.

What jobs can I get with a Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control)?

The Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) opens up many exciting career avenues in both public and private sectors. With this qualification, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to detect, prevent, and address fraudulent activities, ensuring the integrity of organizational operations.

Here’s a snapshot of potential job roles:

Government Fraud Investigator: Work directly within government agencies to detect and investigate fraudulent activities, ensuring public funds are safeguarded.

Fraud Control Officer: Acts as the frontline of defence in organisations, setting up systems and protocols to prevent fraud.

Compliance Analyst: Ensure all operations within an entity adhere to regulations, laws, and internal guidelines related to fraud prevention.

Risk Management Specialist: Evaluate potential risks related to fraud in organizations and create strategies to mitigate those risks.

Private Sector Fraud Investigator: Many private companies, especially in the finance and banking sectors, hire specialists to detect and prevent fraud.

Forensic Accountant: Delve deep into financial records to detect discrepancies and signs of fraudulent activity.

Security Consultant: Advise organizations on best practices for fraud prevention, detection, and response.

Whistleblower Programs Coordinator: Facilitate and manage programs that allow employees to report suspicious activities without fear of retribution.

Remember, with the ever-evolving nature of fraud techniques, there’s a continuous demand for professionals who can keep a step ahead. By obtaining your Certificate IV in Government Security (Fraud Control) through 3cir, you’ll join an elite group of specialists dedicated to preserving trust and integrity in various sectors. So, if you’re passionate about making a difference and securing a challenging and rewarding role, this could be your golden ticket!

What study options are available to me?

For Fraud Control, Online Study or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are your two options.  Online Study is recommended for those who are entirely new to the industry and need to learn core skills. RPL is for those with experience who want to convert their skills into national qualifications without study. You can start the process today through our Free RPL assessment.

What support is provided for me to succeed?

3CIR is here to help you study with our trainers, who are always ready for any advice that may be needed. So don’t hesitate – give them a call! If you’re in the RPL process and need a hand finding relevant documents, we can point you in the right direction

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