CPP30619 Certificate III in
Investigative Services

This is the certification you are required to become a LICENSED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN AUSTRALIA.

Are you tactful, discreet, methodical, curious, detail oriented and able to work on your own terms? Then Civil Investigations is for you! This qualification is for those who will become a Licensed Civil Investigator anywhere in Australia as all of our qualifications are Nationally Recognised.

There is approximately A$1.4 Billion in insurance fraud in Australia every year which is why there is such a demand for highly trained, qualified and licensed Civil Investigators. Our unique program has been undertaken by Australia’s investigation industry leaders as well as beginners! 

You can be assured when you study investigations at the Academy, you will only learn what is relevant to the work of the Australian Civil Investigation Professional.

The Australian Security Academy’s Certificate III in Investigative Services is the most comprehensive and straight forward in Australia. We have cut through the fat to bring you the meat and made sure that not only do you finish the course with an incredible amount of industry knowledge but in the quickest time possible!

Directors, owners and senior staff of Australia’s leading government and investigation agencies choose the Academy as their preferred training provider and continue to recommend their potential staff to the Academy today.

There are no entry requirements for this Private Investigator course but to become licensed you cannot have a criminal history. If you think this might be an issue for you, please call the licensing authority in your State or Territory.

Graduates of the Certificate III in Investigative Services will have a very specific and contemporary knowledge base of the investigative services industry. This would include an in-depth understanding of factual investigation, surveillance, investigative report writing, interview techniques, taking statements and much more!

Investigative Services

CPP30619 Certificate III in  Investigative Services

Why do it with us?

Course Length

370 Hours Online

Start date

The course is online so whenever you wish!


You will receive online and phone support from our instructors.


There are no due dates, the course is online and self paced


Yes, Recognition Of Prior Learning is included

Career Opportunities

Just like other graduates of the Academy, you will conduct investigations on behalf of Agencies, Insurers, Corporations, Government and individuals.

Insurance Investigations

Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident Compulsory Third Party, Public Liability, Stolen Motor Vehicles and Boats, Home Burglary and Arson.

Corporate Investigations

Racial discrimination, sexual harassment, theft, fraud, employee fidelity, non-competitive agreement, background checks and surveillance.

You may even get requests from Individuals, also business-related serarches and locates.

Employment may be sought in the following areas

Course Structure

There are 16 units of competency in the Certificate III in Investigative Services:
5 Core Units
11 Elective Unites
Packaging rules appply.

Elective unit requirements:
FACTUAL INVESTIGATION: All 8 units in Group A plus 3 units from groups B or C.
SURVEILLANCE INVESTIGATION: All 7 units in Group B plus 4 units from groups A or C.

View Course Structure
Course Code Course Name Course Type
CPPINV3027 Develop investigation plans Core
CPPSEC3124 Prepare and present evidence in court Core
CPPINV3028 Investigate and locate subjects Core
CPPINV3029 Provide quality investigative services to clients Core
CPPINV3026 Work effectively in investigative services Core
CPPINV3032 Develop factual investigation reports Elective
CPPINV3031 Conduct interviews and take statements to support investigations Elective
FNSMCA313 Serve legal process Elective
CPPINV3035 Develop surveillance investigation reports Elective
AVIY3075 Control remote pilot aircraft systems in normal flight Elective
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans Elective
CPPINV3033 Conduct covert surveillance operations Elective
CPPINV3034 Organise and operate surveillance vehicles Elective
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities Elective
PSPCRT029 Compile and use official notes Elective
PSPREG035 Produce formal record of interview Elective
CPPINV3030 Conduct factual investigations Elective
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Elective
PSPSEC024 Handle sensitive information Elective
BSBESB305 Address compliance requirements for new business ventures Elective
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures Elective

Get Started With Us

CPP30619 Certificate III

in Investigative Services​
$ 1,995
  • Study online
  • Self-paced
  • Nationally recognised
  • Start when you are ready


Four Easy Payments
$ 648
.38 per month
  • Start now with our payment plan
  • 4 payments of $648.38 totaling $2,593.52
  • We are a full fee for service RTO
  • Study on your own terms!