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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.

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:

  • Investigate insurance fraud
  • Gather evidence for a lawn firm
  • Lead internal investigations
  • Locate missing people
  • Investigate and report on facts
  • Carry out interviewing, surveillance and court procedures

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Investigative Services (CPP30607).

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.

A Security Providers Licence is required in QLD to carry out work as a Private Investigator.

Possible areas of work may include:

  • 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
  • Loss Adjusting support services
  • Transport & Marine Accident

Entry Requirements

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:

  • Must be 18 years or age or older
  • Must have had no criminal convictions in previous 10 years. 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 Australia

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.

This test is a requirement for anyone applying for government funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

Find out your LLN level now!

Units of Competency

To be awarded this qualification you must show competency in 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. You can view more information about the requirements of this qualification on training.gov.au.

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. You will be able to contact your trainer by email and phone for assistance.

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. If you need some direction, we will have staff available to provide additional support if required. This option is not available at all locations, 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. View course dates here. If no course dates are scheduled please contact us to express your interest.

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 or find out more about our RPL Process.

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


After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:


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

Course Fees

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

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

Click here for Co-Contribution Fee Breakdown

You can Apply Online Now for the government funded course.
You can also complete your application at one of our office locations. Call us now on 1300 731 602 to schedule a time.


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