Cert IV in Government Investigation


  PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government  Investigations

 Study this course to prepare for careers in all Federal, State and Local Government investigation and compliance positions.            


Certificate IV in Government Investigations is occupational specific course highly sought after by State and Federal Government organisations such as the Australian Tax Office (ATO), Centrelink, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Child Services or equivalent, and many more.With a focus on the development of investigation skills for use in the Government or public sector, this course will help you develop your knowledges kills for use in a variety of investigations positions.

This qualification is not only a government department requirement but will also allow you to assist with investigations on behalf of agencies such as Centrelink, Customs, Australia Post, Department of Veterans Affairs, the ATO, and many more.

The program is designed for:

  • Investigators in local, state, or federal government.
  • Those wishing to enter government and take up an investigation related position.
  • Investigators already in government seeking to comply with the Attorney General’s Guidelines.
  • Those seeking a pay rise or promotion.

Online learning

Program delivery – eLearning (online).

Full eLearning completion is subject to successful demonstration of all performance criteria requirements

RPL option for those with current knowledge and experience in government investigations. Full RPL or Partial.

RPL – supply your evidence – resume, certificates, transcripts, individual profile, job description for RPL evaluation.


You have up to 12 months to complete the course.


All learners are provided with the following resources a manual with extensive learner guides, electronic resources with legislative frameworks, Codes of Practice, AGIS and investigation standards, State and federal based oversight body resource material.

Units of Study

Code                 Unit Title

PSPETH002      Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

PSPINV001       Plan and initiate an investigation

PSPINV002       Conduct an investigation

PSPINV003       Finalise an investigation

PSPREG003     Apply regulatory powers

PSPREG012     Gather information through interviews

BSBWHS201     Contribute to health and safety of others

PSPCRT007      Compile and use official notes

PSPGEN033     Use advanced workplace communication strategies

PSPGEN038     Identify and treat risks

PSPGEN043     Apply government processes

PSPLEG002      Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

PSPPCY004     Support policy implementation

PSPREG010     Prepare a brief of evidence

PSPREG016     Conduct data analysis

Fast track options

Applicants can apply for full or partial recognition (RPL) of their existing skills and knowledge relevant to the

units of competence within the qualification. These may have been obtained through workplace training or

experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed.

Your Investment – Cost  

Full qualification (15 units) $2400 – 6 Core and 9 electives – Payment plan options available.

RPL – $1500

 Note: if you are working, the course cost can be claimed on your personal tax as it is “Education for Employment Purposes – Self education)

ACIM Solutions (RTO 41002) is the registered training organisation for this qualification.