CPP30607
Certificate III in Investigative Services

Use your investigation experience for a career in private investigation.  This CLET qualification is suitable for licensing in all Australian States and Territories except Victoria and Western Australia.

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Are you current or former police?  Are you current or former military police?  Have you been in an investigations role with Government?  Have you undertaken investigations as part of your employment in the private sector?  

If so, then apply now for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with CLET.  The CLET RPL Team has extensive experience in investigations and is well equipped to recognise your experience and translate it to a nationally recognised qualification.  The CLET CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services is the qualification required for private investigation licensing in all States and Territories except Victoria and Western Australia.

Typically investigations are confidential and therefore evidencing your experience in this area can seem challenging.   The CLET RPL Team understands this and makes the process easy for anyone who has experience in this area.  Go ahead and apply for RPL for this nationally recognised qualification and CLET will help you through all the requirements.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Certificate III in Investigative Services
Course Code: CPP30607
Application Completion Time: 28 Days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Certificate III or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 15
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
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.



Possible 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.

Usually people holding this qualification pursue the following job outcomes:

  • Private Investigator
  • Workplace Investigator

RPL FEES - $995 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $995 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

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.

Apply for RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning)

After reading the information provided on this qualification page, if you then decide to apply to have your knowledge and skills recognised towards this and/or other qualifications, you may click on the RPL Assessment button and complete to commence the process.

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