Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required by those responsible for statutory investigation under a range of legislation, regulations, mandated government and organisational policy and instructions. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, Electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


15 units of competency are required for this qualification:

10 core units

5 elective units

Choose 5 elective units from the list below, including:

1 unit from Group A;

4 from Group B, or from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate III level may be used.

Core Units

add topic PSPETHC401A

Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

add topic PSPGOV412A

Use advanced workplace communication strategies

add topic PSPLEGN401A

Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

add topic PSPREG401C

Exercise regulatory powers

add topic PSPREG404C

Investigate non-compliance

add topic PSPREG407B

Produce formal record of interview

add topic PSPREG411A

Gather information through interviews

add topic PSPREG412A

Gather and manage evidence

add topic PSPREG418A

Advise on progress of investigations

add topic PSPREG419A

Finalise and report on investigations

Group A Elective Units

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

add topic PSPOHS401B

Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

add topic PUAPOLGD001A

Maintain police operational safety

Group B Elective Units

add topic PSPFRAU401B

Monitor data for indicators of fraud

add topic PSPFRAU407B

Conduct fraud control awareness sessions

add topic PSPREG415A

Receive and validate data

add topic PSPREG416A

Conduct data analysis


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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