DEF43115 Certificate IV in Electronic Forensics

DEF43115 – Certificate IV in Electronic Forensics has been developed by the Australian Department of Defence for its use in securing electronic evidence in a forensically sound manner in a wide range of environments. Specifically designed for personnel to capture electronic evidence in a field environment this course is tailored for students interested in a career in law enforcement, military policing, intelligence, or other regulatory careers.

From learning how to prepare to secure a crime scene, forensically acquiring and analysing what you capture and then present it in court, this is the most comprehensive digital forensics course in the world. In addition, because the course focusses on the electronic forensics continuum, undertaking this course will provide the student with the ability to specialise in one of several key electronic forensic areas as well as digital forensics.

Course Content


This qualification has been designed to provide a package of a defined range of competencies reflecting the workplace  responsibilities to present expert evidence in court. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 



DEFFOR001 Inspect, maintain and test electronic forensic equipment
DEFFOR002 Conduct initial electronic investigation
DEFFOR003 Gather and analyse information
DEFFOR004 Capture forensic photographic images
DEFFOR005 Compile and submit electronic forensic documentation
DEFFOR007 Set up, operate and maintain a portable audio recorder
DEFFOR009 Give evidence of electronic media crime
DEFGEN023 Capture video images
ICTICT206 Install software application
ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software
ICTICT303 Connect internal hardware components
ICTSAS203 Connect hardware peripherals
ICTSAS205 Maintain IT system integrity
ICTSAS301 Run standard diagnostic tests
PSPLEGN401A Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan


Course Details

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Course Duration

This Qualification is to be delivered online via two phases:

LEARNING PHASE: Students undertake knowledge lessons through an online portal. The student must pass the theory to move to the next phase.

WORKPLACE PHASE: Students will have a logbook, and will require the workplace with our assessors’ assistance to assess their performance. Successful completion of this phase leads to the full qualification.

The minimum hours for all learning to be completed is 680 hours plus 150 hours of work placement.

The total time commitment is 830 hours.

Course Fees

Your total investment for the Certificate IV in Electronic Forensics is AUD$6715.00

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There are no prerequisites for entry into this qualification.

Our training is open and responsive to all people irrespective of age, gender, cultural or ethnic background, disability, sexuality, unemployment, imprisonment or remote location.

These are likely to be new learners being either:

  • Those wishing to undertake a full qualification to gain further employment in the sector;
  • Those wishing to advance their career in the sector;
  • Those wishing to upskill or refresh their knowledge after time in the industry; and
  • Those updating a previous qualification to maintain currency.
Qualifications Issued

DEF43115 Certificate IV in Electronic Forensics.

Delivery Mode

This qualification will be delivered online at a pace best suited to the student.

Recognition Of Prior Learning

You may be eligible to gain status for previous industry experience, studies in other courses or from other training providers.

If you fit in this category enquire about RPL/RCC or credit transfers which could significantly shorten your study requirements. Find out more on the RPL page of this website.


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