PSP40416 - Certificate IV in Government Investigations

Experienced in government investigations? Get qualified.

If you have experience initiating and conducting government investigations to meet public service requirements, including regulatory and organisational compliance, then you may be eligible to achieve your Certificate IV in Government Investigations via RPL. This is the perfect way for highly experienced investigation professionals to achieve the formal recognition they need to get ahead in their career.

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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.

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15 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 6 core units
  • 9 elective units

 Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.


  • minimum of 5 units from Groups B and C

 Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.


Regulatory compliance specialisation:

  • minimum of 5 units from Group B

Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the PSP Implementation Guide.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Core units 


Uphold and support the values and principles of public service


Plan and initiate an investigation


Conduct an investigation


Finalise an investigation


Apply regulatory powers


Gather information through interviews

Elective units 


Group A: Work health safety 


Contribute to health and safety of self and others


Maintain workplace safety

Group B: Regulatory compliance specialisation



Promote client compliance


Assess compliance


Produce formal record of interview


Act on non-compliance


Undertake inspections and monitoring


Receive and validate data


Undertake compliance audits


Plan and implement recovery action

Group C: General elective units 


Deliver and monitor service to clients


Value diversity


Use advanced workplace communication strategies


Identify and treat risks


Apply government processes


Compile and use official notes


Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector


Support policy implementation


Make arrests


Conduct search and seizure


Prepare a brief of evidence


Give evidence


Conduct surveillance


Conduct data analysis


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This qualification does not require any licensing

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