CPP30607 - Certificate III in Investigative Services

An investigative services pro? You deserve recognition.

The skills you've mastered in Investigative Services may have provided all you need to know to achieve formal recognition. If you've developed investigative pans, compiled reports, conducted surveillance, or gathered factual information, your experience may earn credit toward this certification.

If you're looking to gain certification, want to improve your employment opportunities, or would like to enter the field of Investigative Services, show your competency in organising and operating a surveillance vehicle, conducting interviews, taking statements, and storing and protecting information.

Investigate your options in Investigative Services and watch your position improve.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:

  • 12 core units

  • 3 elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

  • 3 units from the elective units listed below
  • 2 of the units may be chosen from Certificate II, III or IV qualifications in CPP07 or another Training Package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured; they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome; and no more than 1 unit is from Certificate II.

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 

BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities

CPPSEC3012A Store and protect information

CPPSEC3034A Operate information gathering equipment

FNSMERC304B Locate subjects

PSPPOL404A Support policy implementation

PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers

Not Applicable

This qualification does not require any licensing.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Asset Training Australia - Provider Code 31718

  • Diverse Training Concepts - Provider Code 88182

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