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CPP30619 Certificate III in Investigative Services


If you are looking for a challenging career, have a passion for investigations and finding the truth then this is the course for you. As a qualified investigator, your opportunities are diverse and may include roles such as undertaking corporate investigations for an insurance firm, conducting evidence gathering for a law practice, locating missing people, conducting factual investigations or undertaking surveillance activities.

Our Certificate III in Investigative Services is a nationally recognised course and is a prerequisite for licensing of Private Investigators in Queensland under the Security Providers Act (1993).  Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to conduct a wide range of investigations. This qualification is delivered through a flexible, self-paced training program to suit individual needs and a negotiated assessment delivery customised for the participant, with additional one to one coaching where required. You have twelve months to complete the program.

You may be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy test to ensure that the level of qualification you have selected is appropriate for your study needs.

All students must supply:

  • Proof of ID
  • Proof of Australian Permanent Residency/Australian Citizenship
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)

The course consists of the following 16 units:

Core Units (5)

  • CPPINV3026    Work effectively in investigative services
  • CPPINV3027    Develop investigative plans
  • CPPINV3028    Investigate and locate subjects
  • CPPINV3029    Provide quality investigative services to clients
  • CPPSEC3124    Prepare and present evidence in court
Electives (11)
  • BSBESB305     Address compliance requirements for new business ventures
  • CPPINV3030   Conduct factual investigations
  • CPPINV3031    Conduct interviews and take statements to support investigations
  • CPPINV3032    Develop factual investigation reports
  • CPPINV3033    Conduct covert surveillance operations
  • CPPINV3034    Organise and operate surveillance vehicles
  • HLTWHS003    Maintain work health and safety
  • PSPREG006     Produce formal record of interview
  • PSPCRT007      Compile and use official notes
  • PSPSEC009      Handle sensitive information
  • CPPSEC3101    Manage conflict and security risks using negotiation

Licence Eligibility

To be eligible for a Private Investigator’s licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • not pose a risk to public safety
  • pass the required training course.

You may not be eligible for a licence if you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence (in the past 10 years, where a conviction was recorded.)

You must also tell the Office of Fair Trading if you have been found guilty of a disqualifying offence in the past 5 years, where a conviction was not recorded (this is known as an ‘unrecorded finding of guilt’). The Office of Fair Trading may ask you for further information to assess if you are a suitable person to hold a licence.

Call us now for further information or to apply for this course on 07 5597 5527 or email:

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