Work for law firms, animal welfare groups, corporate organisations or government in private investigations.
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.
This qualification provides occupational specialisations in factual investigation and surveillance, and a pathway to further learning and work in investigations management.
Investigators undertaking surveillance operations are required to operate a surveillance vehicle in compliance with road and traffic laws.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Investigative Services (CPP30619).
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:
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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 check the requirements of the licensing body in your state to ensure the structure of our course meets their requirements before enrolling.
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 16 units.
Factual and Surveillance Elective Units
In order to apply for a Class 1 Security Providers Licence in QLD, participants must complete all of the above 16 units. No substitution of units is allowed. 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. 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.
Asset College delivers this qualification completely online. For some courses, learning material is not able to be printed or downloaded by students into PDF or Word format for offline purposes. If you would like to discuss printed materials, please contact us prior to enrolment.
On enrolment, you will receive a customised training plan. This training plan will list all units of competency you will complete within this qualification along with their due dates for submission. Students must be submitting units by the due dates outlined on your training plan or an extension application will be required.
After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:
This qualification is available through online study or RPL. You can also opt to complete some units by RPL and some units through online study.
Online Study – $2800
RPL – $1600
Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding (Queensland Only) – Concession $16 or $48 Non-concession
1. Pay as you go
Pay for each unit of your course as you commence it. Please view our Course Fees brochure to see first payment required plus fee per unit for your specific qualification.
2. zipMoney – From $117 a week over 6 months
Up to 6 months interest free on zipMoney. Best for people with an existing zipMoney account.
3. Study Pay – From $54 a week over 12 months
Interest free weekly or fortnightly instalments. Best for people looking for a low-fee direct deposit payment plan option.
Individualised quotes will be discussed with our RPL Manager after submission of a free skills assessment. Please read the full outline on our RPL process here.
1. 2 split payments
Pay 50% of the course fees to begin your RPL, with 50% due on completion before your certificate is issued.
2. zipMoney or Study Pay payment plans (as outlined above).
Eligible students in Queensland may receive government subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.
You can view more information about eligibility requirements here.
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.
You can view the co-contribution fee breakdown per unit here.
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 this qualification.
You can review the Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet produced by the Department of Employment, Training and Small Business on their website.
Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.
Extension Request Fees
Should you require an extension on your study, the following applies:
Assessment Re-Submission Fees
Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $50 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.
“I am absolutely invested in this course! Anthony is an outstanding trainer and delivers new units and responses very rapidly.
As I could not complete my degree in criminology and counter terrorism operations, I am excited to delve into the investigations industry upon certificate completion.
Asset College so far is definitely a place I would recommend for those looking to study into similar industries and fields!”