CPP30619 Certificate III in Investigative Services

About this Qualification

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.

This qualification provides occupational specialisation 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 on compliance with road and traffic laws.

Career Pathways

  • Inquiry agent
  • Private investigator

Units of Competency

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

  • BSBESB305 Address compliance requirements for new business ventures
  • CPPINV3030 Conduct factual investigations
  • CPPINV3031 Conduct interviews and take statements to support investigations
  • CPPINV3032 Develop factual investigations reports
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • PSPCRT029 Compile and use official notes
  • PSPREG035 Produce formal record of interview
  • PSPSEC024 Handle sensitive information
  • CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks using negotiation
  • FNSMCA313 Serve legal process
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents


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