CPP30619 – Certificate III in Investigative Services

Qualification Description

This is a qualification for investigators, responsible for factual investigation and inquiry work or covert surveillance operations.  Investigators operate under limited supervision and use discretion and judgement to search for information about a person’s character, actions or work and gather evidence that may be used in court.

Occupational titles may include:

  • inquiry agent
  • private investigator.

This qualification provides occupational specialisations in factual investigation and surveillance, and a pathway to further learning and work in investigations management.

Investigators undertaking surveillance operations are required to operate a surveillance vehicle in compliance with road and traffic laws.

Legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to investigative services in some states and territories. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 16 units of competency
  • 5 core units
  • 11 elective units.

Electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • all 8 units in Group A plus 3 units from any other group not already selected, or
  • all 7 units in Group B plus 4 units from any other group not already selected
  • up to 1 unit may be selected from any Training Package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.

Units

Core Units
CPPINV3026 Work effectively in investigative services
CPPINV3027 Develop investigation plans
CPPINV3028 Investigate and locate subjects
CPPINV3029 Provide quality investigative services to clients
CPPSEC3124 Prepare and present evidence in court
Elective units

Group A: Factual Investigation

BSBSMB305 Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
CPPINV3030 Conduct factual investigations
CPPINV3031 Conduct interviews and take statements to support investigations
CPPINV3032 Develop factual investigation reports
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Group B: Surveillance

BSBSMB305 Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
CPPINV3033 Conduct covert surveillance operations
CPPINV3034 Organise and operate surveillance vehicles
CPPINV3035 Develop surveillance investigation reports
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Group C: Specialist

AVIY3075 Control remote pilot aircraft systems in normal flight
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks using negotiation
FNSMCA303 Serve legal process

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