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Certificate III in Investigative Services

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CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services

Compensation claims in Queensland are on the rise, and with this comes fraudulent activity and claims. This results in a high request for licensed Private Investigators. Whether you have a thirst for uncovering the truth or just want a fulfilling change of careers, Investigative Services could be for you.

Whether it be a corporate investigations role such as insurance investigations or evidence gathering for a law firm, an internal investigations role within your business, locating missing people or a private investigator undertaking a variety of tasks; this role will require you to access all resources available to you to prepare, investigate and report the facts.

Learn skills in interviewing, surveillance and court procedures that will put you on the right path to an exciting investigative career.

Government funding for CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services is available for eligible participants under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program. For more information and eligibility requirements, please click here.

Course Outcomes

A Certificate III in Investigative Services (CPP30607) will be awarded on successful completion of this course.

This will allow for the application to the Office of Fair Trading Queensland for a Class 1 Security Providers Licence with the single licence function “Private Investigator”. This course also allows for the addition of the “Private Investigator” licence function to an existing Class 1 Security Providers Licence.

This will be a requirement for the following job roles:

Entry Requirements

Must be 18 years or age or older and have had no criminal convictions in previous 10 years to be eligible for a Security Providers Licence. Note; driving offences (e.g. speeding, drink driving, etc.) are not normally disqualifying offences.

Must be an Australian Citizen or hold an appropriate Visa to work in the Security Industry in Queensland.

Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification.
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Units of Competency

The Certificate III in Investigative Services includes a total of 15 units.
12 Core and 3 Electives.

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
  • FNSMERC304B Locate subjects

In order to apply for a Class 1 Security Providers Licence in QLD, participants must complete all of the above 15 units. No substitution of units is allowed. For all other states, please check with your relevant department regarding rules around licensing to ensure you are selecting the correct units.

Delivery Options

OPTION 1 – Study Online
Study where and when it suits you by using our interactive elearning platform. You will have 12 months to complete this course at your own pace.

OPTION 2 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same online course at our facilities using our resources and equipment at no extra cost. We will also have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 3 – Study in Class
Face-to-face workshops are available at selected locations and run for 5 days. Extra work will need to be required from home to complete this course.

OPTION 4 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification you may be eligible for RPL. Contact us for a Free Skills Assessment to determine if this is the right option for you.

*Please note we do not offer RPL for licensing purposes. Please contact us for more information.


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:


Applications made for Security Providers Licences are handled by the Office of Fair Trading Queensland.

This qualification covers all necessary content to allow participants to apply for their Class 1 Security Providers Licence with the endorsement “Private Investigator”. This application incurs a fee that is payable direct to the Office of Fair Trading.

The cost of this licence is not included in the cost of the course but support will be given to completing the licence application during class.

Investigations Resources

Course Fees

Eligible students in Queensland may receive government subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Co-Contribution Fees

Concession $15
Non-Concession $45

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Prefer to complete your application in one of our offices? Call us now on 1300 731 602.


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Course fees vary depending on the location and delivery mode of the course.



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Our Instructor, Craig, knew his stuff. Great teacher, good demo’s, lots of relevant info. The staff at ASSET are friendly and approachable, nothing was too much trouble and the follow up has been awesome! Highly recommend!”

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