DEF43122 Certificate IV in Digital Forensics

DEF43122 – Certificate IV in Digital Forensics has been developed by the Australian Department of Defence to exploit electronic evidence gathered from an operational environment. Specifically designed for exploiting electronic evidence, this course is tailored for students interested in a career in law enforcement, military policing, intelligence, or other regulatory careers.

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. 

Course Units



DEFFOR020 Inspect, maintain and test electronic forensic equipment
DEFFOR016 Conduct initial digital investigation
DEFFOR018 Gather and analyse digital information
DEFFOR013 Capture forensic digital photographs or video
DEFFOR014 Compile and submit digital forensic documentation
DEFFOR007 Set up, operate and maintain a portable audio recorder
DEFFOR019 Give evidence of digital media crime
PSPLEG006 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans


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 Digital 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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