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  • CPP30607 Cert III in Investigative Services

    Price: $1,995.00


    This investigations course provides an advanced qualification for individuals seeking entry into the dynamic field of private investigation. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to conduct comprehensive investigations relating to a diversity of contexts - criminal, OHS, covert surveillance, civil matters, missing persons, insurance fraud, risk management and government and corporate compliance.


    To become certified in investigative services, private Investigators must know the law in which they operate and have skills to gather and record information. The processes by which an investigator gathers their evidence is subject to independent scrutiny, and as such, must meet the strict integrity and ethical standards incumbent upon them. All private investigators must be licenced by the WA Police Service.

    Course Details

    Paragon’s approach to delivering this course focuses on in-class instruction and practical learning units such as, but not limited to, taking witness statements, operating a surveillance vehicle and gathering evidence, gathering information through factual investigation and locating subjects.

    The training is delivered face to face for 14 days. This is a mandatory requirement set down by the WA Police Licensing. However, some candidates may be able to reduce the required number of training hours through their previous experience and can apply for our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

    Course Units

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 15 units of competency:

    • 12 core units
    • 3 elective units
    BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development
    BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
    CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
    CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court
    CPPSEC3026A Work effectively in the investigative services industry
    CPPSEC3027A Develop investigative plan
    CPPSEC3028A Compile investigative report
    CPPSEC3029A Provide quality investigative services to clients 
    CPPSEC3030A Conduct surveillance
    CPPSEC3031A Organise and operate a surveillance vehicle
    CPPSEC3032A Gather information by factual investigation 
    CPPSEC3033A Conduct interviews and take statements 
    CPPSEC3012A Store and protect information 
    CPPSEC3034A Operate information gathering equipment 
    FNSMERC304B Locate subjects

    Course Date:  9-26 September 2019


    It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any prior experience in the investigative industry. Paragon Corporate Training will provide you with the underpinning knowledge relating to all legislative requirements as well as provide you with investigative skills such as taking statements, conducting surveillance, compiling comprehensive reports and giving evidence in court.

    It is important that you have access to a laptop computer with word.doc so you can access the tasks and theory tests that will be provided to you on USB as part of the course.

    Let us know if this is an issue for you and we may arrange for you to borrow a computer lap top for the duration of your course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    RPL is a form of assessment that assesses the competency of an individual that may have been achieved through formal or non-formal learning. This is used to determine the extent to which the person meets the requirements specified in the training package or accredited course.

    RPL should not be confused with providing credit for prior studies, which is not a form of assessment – it is recognising the equivalence of studies previously undertaken and completed successfully. Where a student presents evidence that they have completed one or more units or modules through another RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation (e.g. AQF certification documentation or an authenticated VET transcript), the RTO must accept and provide credit for the unit(s) or module(s) completed.Learners must not be required to repeat any unit or module in which they have already been assessed as competent. The only exception is when doing so is a license condition or a regulatory requirement.

    Please note that there is a $250.00 RPL fee to be paid prior to your RPL application being reviewed.

    This is not an extra cost but simply comes off the cost of the full RPL price or the cost of the course should you be required to do some or all of the units. This is called ‘gap-training’.

    Fee Structure

    The full cost of RPL for the Certificate III in Investigative Services is broken down as follows:

    Application Fee: $250.00 (non-refundable)

    RPL fee $700.00

    Total: $950.00 (Full RPL price where no gap training is required)

    Please note that by paying your application fee this does not guarantee your RPL application will be successful; it is your responsibility as the applicant to provide sufficient evidence to support your claim that you already possess the skills and knowledge of the units you are applying for.


    Paragon Training will assess your evidence and provide you with our opinion as to whether you will be likely to have enough evidence to succeed in ‘full RPL’ for a qualification where no training is required. The decision will then be yours as to how you continue.

    Please note that any ‘additional’ units required for ‘Gap Training’ will be charged at a rate of $75.00 per unit.

    If you wish to proceed then we will require the following:

    • Enrolment Form
    • Photo Identification
    • Current resume (compulsory)
    • Copies of any previous qualifications
    • Employee or third party references
    • Application Fee as explained above

    Once we have received the application fee we will provide you with the RPL kit in hard copy or by email which consists of RPL questions to demonstrate required knowledge and a Candidate kit to demonstrate experience, skills and further qualifications that you may have.

    If you would like further information about our Certificate III in Investigations,or RPL please complete the online enquiry form or contact us on 08 9227 5125.




    CPP30607 Cert III in Investigative Services
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