CPP30607
Certificate III in Investigative Services

This course has been design to be accepted for Private Investigator licensing in all States and Territories except Victoria and Western Australia.

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Welcome to the CLET CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services.

Are you thinking about a career in private investigations?  If so, then the CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services is the nationally recognised qualification that you need.  It meets the licensing requirements in all Australian States and Territories except Victoria and Western Australia.

When you enrol in the course you will study 15 units focussed on the skills and knowledge needed to be a leading private investigator.  Utilising technology, you will be able to study the whole course in your own time and complete practical assessment tasks in your own location, without the need to travel to and spend days in out dated and inflexible class room training.

Interact with your CLET trainers through the comprehensive online study environment, including live online meetings when necessary.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Course Name: Certificate III in Investigative Services
Course Code: CPP30607
Maximum Course Completion Time: 2 Years
Units Studied: 15
Nationally Recognised Training:
Fees: $1995
Assessment: Written, quizzes, online meetings, field trips
Assessment Due Dates: No - study at your pace
Start Date: Monthly - enrol anytime
Core Units

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather information and maintain effective working relationships and networks, with particular regard to communication and representation.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance, and to maintain required levels of competence.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies and procedures to ensure the safety of self and others in a security work environment. It requires the ability to monitor risk controls and support OHS awareness and training processes.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in security operations in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare and present information which may be used in a judicial or quasi-judicial environment as evidence. It requires the ability to gather and manage information, prepare and give evidence in court, store evidence and complete documentation.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaging in security operations in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work in the investigative services sector. It requires the ability to interpret and comply with legal and procedural requirements, organise and complete daily work activities, and identify opportunities for professional development. It also requires use of methods for improving own knowledge base and maintaining a professional approach in carrying out investigations.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop and document an investigative plan. It requires an ability to assess the scope of the investigation, select a preferred investigative method based on client requirements and time, resource and legal parameters, and plan for contingencies in the conduct of the investigation.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to organise and present information gathered by surveillance or factual investigation. It requires the ability to organise and evaluate gathered information and data and prepare and present reports and attachments in a format suitable for review and dissemination.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to provide quality investigative services to clients. It requires the ability to identify the investigation needs of clients and identify and resolve client service problems. It also requires an ability to review the investigative services to identify required improvements.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to gather information through surveillance operations. It requires the ability to select appropriate surveillance methods, plan and organise the sequence of activities, and use specialist equipment appropriate to the task. It also requires compliance with legislation applicable to surveillance processes.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select a suitable surveillance vehicle to perform required investigative duties. It requires the ability to operate a vehicle to perform both static and mobile surveillance functions while following road and traffic laws and assignment instructions. It also requires the ability to use surveillance equipment to gather information and evidence.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to gather oral, written and electronic information for the carriage of investigation tasks. It requires the ability to plan and carry out factual information gathering activities, analyse and verify information, and present clear and accurate recommendations.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to acquire information by interview and take statements to assist or initiate an investigation. It requires the ability to plan and carry out effective information gathering activities through interview and post-interview processes, use recording equipment, take accurate statements and manage all investigative information in a secure and confidential manner.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.


Electives

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to store and protect information for future retrieval. It requires an ability to use appropriate technology to record and maintain the integrity of data, as well as to preserve evidence which may be used in future judicial proceedings.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons involved in security operations in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate equipment to gather information about persons, items or assets. It requires the ability to determine surveillance methods, operate surveillance equipment and document information. It also requires compliance with legislation applicable to investigation processes.

This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in investigative work in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to investigate and locate subjects, determine appropriate means of approach and write relevant reports on the outcomes.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow organisational procedures to complete tasks.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.

All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 3 weeks of submission.

Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.

Click here to read in full: How we assess our courses.

To be permitted to enrol into this course, you must hold a current OPEN driver's licence PLUS (see equipment and software accordion below for more requirements). In addition, if you wish to pursue licensing, you will need to meet the following requirements:

Be 18 years of age

AND

have no recorded criminal convictions within the previous 10 years

AND

not be considered a risk to public safety

AND

Good level of English and literacy

AND

Computer competency using Internet

Licensing in particular States and Territories also requires specific units of competency be undertaken.  The CLET course includes all required units for licensing in all states except Victoria and Western Australia.

This course is delivered in English online and requires all participants to have sufficient spoken and written comprehension to successfully complete all study and assessment requirements.

Participants with English as their second language may need to provide evidence of English language competency if they did not complete year 11 and 12 English before enrolling into the course.

Examples of acceptable evidence:

  • IELTS - testing centres:- Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL:- 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)
  • 12 months in English-speaking employment:- letter from employer or statutory declaration OR
  • Participation in the CLET Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test as part of the enrolment process that will allow you to record your current core learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills against the profile of your selected course. From there, support is offered, if required.

If you do not believe your spoken and written English is at the standard to participate in this course, see the following list of organisations that can provide you with assistance to build your English Language and Literacy skills.

The Reading Writing Hotline

Adult Migrant English Program

If you have read through the above information and you believe you have the English skills to participate and complete this program we are here to support you all the way.

CLET student support is monitored Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm (Qld time), so we are here daily to help you with your studies. You can send an individual message to student support 24/7 and all questions will be answered during 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday.

If you would prefer personal contact, you may call the student support line during the above hours for phone support from one of our qualified student support officers.

  • Send a message 24/7
  • Phone Support: 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday

Usually people holding this qualification pursue the following job outcomes:

  • Private Investigator
  • Workplace Investigator

Study Online FEES - By Payment Plan: $1995 (Full Fee)

  • Payment Option*: $500 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 3 Monthly payment(s)
  • Payment Option: $1000 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 1 Monthly payment(s)
  • Payment Option: Approved credit assessment payment plan: $500 deposit and payment plan as per CLET credit assessment (for people with relevant previous study or work experience: - call us, email us or live chat with questions)
* 100 Administration fee applies

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the CLET RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process. Click here for more information.

Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and CLET will conduct a credit assessment.

Equipment required:

  • A registered motor vehicle
  • Current OPEN drivers licence
  • A camera with photo and video output (smart phone is acceptable)
  • In car dash or windscreen phone and/or camera mount
  • Modern computer (PC, Mac or tablet) with speakers, webcam and microphone (smart phones and tablets are permitted as they have built in camera and microphone)
  • Internet (see the technical requirements below for more information on computer and browser requirements

Software required:

  • Microsoft Office software with Word and PowerPoint, or equivalent for Mac or tablet
  • PDF documents are permitted for submission if using tablet applications such as 'Pages' to create your documents

Computer Specifications:

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet

Apple Mac PC's

Android

  • Android Latest
  • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad*

* Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account

Firefox Browser does not support all software provided inside CLET online Study Cloud

CLET technical staff are available if any assistance is required.

Study Now (Online)

This course is a flexible, self paced external course - Study using the latest online software from home with 7 day a week support. No need to attend workshops.

Study from home: self paced

Course Start Dates (Timetable):

  • Monday 17/12/2018
  • Monday 21/01/2019
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Apply for Credit for Prior Study

If you have already studied one or more of the same unit/s from this course, you may submit a request for credit for prior study before enrolling. Once approved this will reduce the course fee that you will be required to pay to complete the remainder of the course.

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Why use CLET?

  • Interactive online study and assessments
  • Nationally Recognised Qualifications
  • Enrol 365 days a year
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Credit for prior study
  • Study resources available 24/7
  • Online Student Support