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:
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:
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.
Units of Competency
To be awarded this qualification you must show competency in a total of 15 units.
12 Core and 3 Electives.
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:
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 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
Recognition of Prior Learning
Payment Plans available
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