PSP40416 Cert IV in Government Investigations

(6 customer reviews)


($1600 FULL RPL)

Please note this course can only be provided to people in WA. No refunds will be provided if you enrol from outside WA.


This course is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to work as an investigator in Federal, State and Local Government organisations or for contractors conducting investigations on behalf of Government organisations.

This specialist investigations training course covers a range of key areas including gathering and managing evidence, interviewing, taking witness statements, giving evidence in court and report on investigations. This course provides advanced investigation skills to a standard that is consistent with best practice compliance investigations.

Paragon Corporate Training has been delivering this training for over 20 years and is a leading provider of this qualification for several government agencies in WA. PCT’s strength exists in the ability to customise the investigations training to suit the specific needs, in context, and to make it relevant workplace legislation, policies and procedures that your or your team may be working under.  We can customise and deliver a course specifically for your agency.


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
BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
PSPREG008 Act on non-compliance
PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
PSPGEN029 Value diversity
PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
PSPLEGN002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence
PSPREG011 Give evidence

Government agencies / employees

Intensive Course – 5 days classroom for government employees 

This option is ideal for government employees currently operating in a compliance / auditing / investigation role, where limited time away from work maybe a constraint to training.

The 5-day program focuses on the key ‘bread & butter’ units associated with this qualification, such as taking statements, rules of evidence, elements of offences, records of interview and brief preparation.  Remaining units can be completed through flexible and open learning as required.

Full Course  – 10 days  classroom (no pre-requisites required)

Full course dates:   please contact office for dates

Intensive course dates:    24 – 28 June  or 22 – 26 July 2024

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.

If you wish to apply for RPL we will require an up to date resume detailing your experience, any qualifications you may have, third party testimonials and any further evidence that you may have. We can then advise what is required in order to obtain the qualification and the cost.

If RPL is granted for any of the units in the qualification then an RPL Questionnaire is required to be completed to demonstrate you have the knowledge for the particular unit. This is a requirement by the Training Accreditation Council.

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

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6 reviews for PSP40416 Cert IV in Government Investigations

  1. I Patchett – WA Electrical Inspectors

    Thank you for all your time and efforts on the course over the two week period, I feel I have gained valuable knowledge and guidance which is much appreciated.

  2. Bob Kelly – Horizon Power

    The course was excellent It was a pleasure meeting you and working with you.
    Your teaching methods are excellent, great information and a lot of humour in the delivery.
    We have had courses in the past, with lawyers and Energy Safety, but nothing in comparison to what you have delivered.

  3. Natasha Williams

    Thank you so much for the education. I came in with no knowledge and by the end I felt ready to be confident with my abilities in applying for RSPCA Inspector or Ranger roles. Not only that I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed my time. Money very well spent.

  4. S. Cresswell

    I thoroughly enjoyed the course and look forward to implementing some of the new skills I learnt during my next investigation at ATCO Gas.

  5. S Guilliver – City of Wanneroo

    I would like to thank you for offering such a well-structured and most of all fun course. I can’t express how much I learnt in those 2 weeks, now to go and get the job hey!

    Once again I really enjoyed the course with you guys and I will definitely be recommending you to other people looking at expand their knowledge in the investigations field.

  6. Katrina Mackellar

    Thank you for all your help and assistance.
    It was a pleasure to study with you and I will not hesitate to recommend you to others.
    Best wishes
    Anna Hall.

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