Certificate III in Investigative Services (CPP30607)

Qualification: Certificate III
Course Code: CPP30607
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Duration: Max 12 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Online Courses Australia Pty Ltd (RTO 32080)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Yes, private investigators do exist outside of police procedurals and crime fiction novels! So if you're serious about solving mysteries for a living, this online CPP30607 - Certificate III in Investigative Services course is the perfect place for you to start your career as a PI. The course, delivered by Online Courses Australia, will give you the highly specialised skills needed to work on factual and surveillance investigations. Learn how to tail suspects, gather information for clients, take statements from witnesses and even conduct interviews with criminals. These highly practical skills will prepare you to work in the real world and conduct successful covert operations.

Please note, if you're completing this course to gain your private investigator licence, you will need to refer to your local licencing authority for this. Prior to enrolment it is the student's responsibility to contact their state's relevant licensing authority to confirm any state and or licensing requirements as these requirements are subject to changes. See below links to your state's licensing authority: Queensland - Fair Trading South Australia - Consumer and Business Services Tasmania - Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Northern Territory - Northern Territory by the Department of Business ACT - Access Canberra


While there are no entry requirements for this qualifications you will need, computer skills, writing skills and some maths. This qualification requires you to complete a language, literacy and numeracy test. Given the specialist nature of this course, you must be currently employed in a relevant role in this industry. If you have previous work experience in a relevant role you can apply to progress through an online RPL process. Your online assessments will require you to have access to appropriate workplace tasks and resources which relate to the unit of competency. In order to complete this course you will need to demonstrate driving and advanced driving skills as well as other activities.

In order for you to do this, you will need to complete a practical driving assessment activity. To do this, you will need two volunteers. One volunteer will sit with you in a vehicle and record/film a ten minute driving surveillance activity. The other volunteer will drive the vehicle that you will be following during this activity. Students are also responsible for contacting their relevant state regarding private investigator licences. Enquire now about this course, and a course adviser will be in touch within 48 hours to see if you're eligible to complete this program.

Areas of study

In this investigative services course, the subjects you will study include:

Compulsory Units

  • BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWOR301A - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CPPSEC3001A - Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
  • CPPSEC3009A - Prepare and present evidence in court
  • CPPSEC3026A - Work effectively in the investigative services industry
  • CPPSEC3027A - Develop investigative plan
  • CPPSEC3028A - Compile investigative report
  • CPPSEC3029A - Provide quality investigative services to clients
  • CPPSEC3030A - Conduct surveillance
  • CPPSEC3031A - Organise and operate a surveillance vehicle
  • CPPSEC3032A - Gather information by factual investigation
  • CPPSEC3033A - Conduct interviews and take statements

Elective Units

  • CPPSEC3012A - Store and protect information
  • CPPSEC3034A - Operate information gathering equipment
  • FNSMERC304B - Locate subjects

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, CPP30607 - Certificate III in Investigative Services from Online Courses Australia Pty Ltd (RTO 32080). Graduates who successfully complete this course often find themselves working as a:

  • Private investigator
  • Private agent
  • Investigation agent
  • Private detective
  • Covert surveillance team member
  • Criminal interviewer
  • Fraud specialist

Finance options

Save money and time! Online Courses Australia offer you flexible payment plans so that you can start from as low as $50/week. Get a quality learning experience for the best price. Enquire now!

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