Work for law firms, animal welfare groups, corporate organisations or government in private investigations.
CPP30619 available from June 2020.
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.
Private Investigators are required in both civil and criminal investigation processes and are employed on a contract or in-house basis by both private and government organisations.
In this course you will learn how to:
This is a qualification for investigators, responsible for factual investigation and inquiry work or covert surveillance operations. Investigators operate under limited supervision and use discretion and judgement to search for information about a person’s character, actions or work and gather evidence that may be used in court.
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Investigative Services (CPP30607).
This course also allows for the addition of the “Private Investigator” licence function to an existing Class 1 Security Providers Licence.
A Security Providers Licence is required in QLD to carry out work as a Private Investigator.
Possible areas of work may include:
While there are no prerequisite requirements for entry into this course, there are licensing requirements that may prevent you from gaining your Security Providers Licence in order to be a private investigator if you do not meet them.
To apply for a Security Providers Licence you:
Please also note that Victoria and Western Australia investigations licensing requires a mandatory face to face course and therefore, our online methods will not be sufficient for you to gain your licence in these states.
Participants will require sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills for entry into this qualification. You will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT prior to commencing enrolment in this course.
Units of Competency
To be awarded this qualification you must show competency in a total of 15 units.
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. You can view more information about the requirements of this qualification on training.gov.au.
Standard Online Delivery
1 unit per month for 12 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer via zoom web conferencing. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.
For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for 6 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.
Assessment Only / RPL
For people with evidence of their extensive experience.
We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.
You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.
If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan. Changes to units for this qualification cannot be guaranteed due to licensing requirements.
Please Note: This program includes some clustered units where you may complete more than 1 unit concurrently to allow for completion of your course within the 6 or 12 month time frames.
The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.
After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:
Total investment: $2800
First payment: $450
For online courses, the initial fee payable comprises of an enrolment fee plus the first unit fee.
A training plan will be created for you outlining the agreed delivery time frame and a payment schedule provided outlining staged payments aligned to final assessment.
Payments can be scheduled via a zipmoney payment plan or paid as you progress via agreed payment method. Please note that there are no refunds for the initial enrolment/first unit fee or agreed unit delivery per the training plan schedule.
Before enrolling, you will be required to complete a Free Skills Assessment to determine your eligibility for an RPL pathway.
After an initial assessment, if you wish to proceed, you will complete an Enrolment Form and be issued an invoice for an initial 50% deposit of the total investment. This is non-refundable. Throughout the RPL evidence gathering process if gaps in evidence are identified and full study is required, the training plan and fees will be discussed with you.
If you are eligible for full RPL on your qualification, on completion of the evidence gathering process you will be issued with the final 50% invoice to be paid prior to issuing of your certificate.
You will have 90 days to submit all appropriate evidence for your qualification. Should you exceed 90 days an extension fee will apply.
Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding
Eligible students in Queensland may receive government subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.
Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Co-Contribution Fees
Please note the co-contribution fee may change after a review of your circumstances prior to enrolment in the qualification but will not exceed the above stated fees.
Please be advised that you will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program once you complete the Certificate III in Investigative Services.
You can review the Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet produced by the Department of Employment, Training and Small Business on their website.
You can also complete your application at one of our office locations. Call us now on 1300 731 602 to schedule a time.
ZipMoney Interest Free Terms
|3 Months Interest Free||$200 – $500|
|6 Months Interest Free||$501 – $1500|
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Extension Request Fees
Should you require an extension on your study, an extension fee of $100 per request per month is required.
Assessment Re-Submission Fees
Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $100 will apply per assessment.
Should you wish to cancel your course or your enrolment is cancelled by us due to no progress and you then wish to re-enrol, a re-enrolment fee of 25% of the standard course fee will apply if requested within 3 months of initial cancellation. If re-enrolment is requested within 4 – 12 months of initial cancellation, 50% of the standard course fee will apply.
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.
You will not be able to submit your licence application until you have successfully completed this course and received your certificate.
Working as a Private Investigator
Government Funding Eligibility
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