PSP40416 – Certificate IV in Government Investigations

PSP40416 – Certificate IV in Government Investigations is a key qualification for anyone intending to embark on a career in government focussing on investigations. This course is designed provide students with a broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a government investigations environment where an individual is required to plan, initiate, conduct and finalise an investigation.
The regulatory compliance specialisation covers the skills required by those responsible for ensuring statutory compliance with the requirements of legislation, regulations and organisational policy.

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.



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
BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
PSPREG005 Assess compliance
PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence
PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
PSPREG009 Conduct search and seizure
PSPREG011 Give evidence
PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis

Course Details

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Course Duration

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

WORKING 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 560 hours plus 80 hours of work placement.
The total time commitment is 640 hours.

Course Fees

Your total investment for the PSP40416 – Certificate IV in Government Investigations is AUD$3,300.00 if undertaken face to face or AUD$2,500 if undertaken online.

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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

PSP40416 – Certificate IV in Government Investigations.

Delivery Mode

This qualification will be delivered online at a pace best suited to the student or face to face if part of a group

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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