Certificate III in Investigative Operations


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Self-paced study + classroom training

This course provides the necessary qualification for an individual seeking to be licenced and employed as a Private Investigator.

Our course will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you will require to conduct a wide range of investigations.


On successful completion of this course, participants may apply to the Department of Fair Trading (Qld) for a Class 1 Security Providers Licence (Private Investigator). For students already possessing a Class 1 Security Providers Licence, the Private Investigator function may be added to their existing licence on application to the Department of Fair Trading (Qld). Opportunities include employment in private investigations, insurance fraud investigations and many other fields.


$1199 – Full Fee Paying Student
(Special price – limited time only!)

Course Duration

The course consists of a self-paced study component and a classroom training component.

Students have 12 months from the date of their enrolment to complete both components of the course.


There are no prerequisite study units required for this course. Students should ensure that they are aware of the licencing requirements, such as age restrictions and disqualifying offences.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will attain the nationally recognised Australian qualification
of CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services.

Units of Competency

12 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

3 Elective Units

CPPSEC2101 Apply effective communication skills to maintain security
CPPSEC2102 Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team
CPPSEC2103 Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security

Certificate 3 Guarantee 

Government subsidies are available for eligible students to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification.

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