CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services


This course is the minimum requirement which will enable participants to apply for a Queensland Private Investigator Security Licence.  Learners will gain all the knowledge required to carry out the investigative tasks of a Private Investigator. Employment could be gained in the following areas:

  • Workers Compensation Investigation
  • General Insurance Investigation
  • Motor Vehicle Accident CTP Investigation
  • Public Liability Investigation
  • Local, state and federal Government Investigation
  • Plaintiff Investigation
  • Criminal Defence Investigation
  • Locate missing people

There are no pre-requisite units required to enrol into this course under the training package, however participants must have basic computer skills and access to a reliable computer with internet and e-mail access.

Licence & Regulatory Requirements: 

All Queensland Security Licenses are administered by Office of Fair Trading. All participants are encouraged to read through the requirements of a Queensland Security License application, as there is additional requirements & fees payable to Office of Fair Trading. e.g. Must be over the age of 18, must be a fit and proper person, cannot have had any disqualifying offences under the criminal code in the last 10 years.

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Core 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
FNSMCA304 Locate subjects

Online / self-paced with 12 months to complete. This course could be completed with 15 – 20 hours of study per unit, depending on the individual learner and their personal circumstances and other commitments.

Online: $1,000

Fees include all assessments

Recognition of prior learning (RPL): $1,500

Certificate 3 Guarantee Government Funding

$15 concessional or $45 non-concessional: If eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program. (Queensland) Please contact ATI on 07 3269 5005 for further information.

Note for international students – we are not CRICOS registered, please check your visa requirements for enrolment.  We cannot accept international students who are on a student visa if your visa specifies that you must study with a CRICOS provider.

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