Certificate IV in Government Investigations - PSP40416

Paragon Corporate Training

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for those working in operational roles undertaking government investigation related functions, with a particular focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service. It is suitable for individuals who need to apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in specific contexts within the investigations and regulatory compliance environment. The generalist qualification covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a government investigations environment where an individual is required to plan, initiate, conduct and finalise an investigation. The regulatory compliance specialisation covers the skills required by those responsible for ensuring statutory compliance with the requirements of legislation, regulations and organisational policy. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.Additional qualification adviceWhere a defined specialisation is completed as listed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Certificate IV in Government Investigations (field of study) e.g. Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory compliance).


6 core units plus 9 electives.


  • Conduct an investigation
  • Give evidence
  • Conduct data analysis
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Identify and treat risks
  • Gather information through interviews
  • Prepare a brief of evidence
  • Plan and implement recovery action
  • Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  • Conduct search and seizure
  • Make arrests
  • Undertake inspections and monitoring
  • Apply regulatory powers
  • Assess compliance
  • Support policy implementation
  • Promote client compliance
  • Compile and use official notes
  • Act on non-compliance
  • Plan and initiate an investigation
  • Produce formal record of interview
  • Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • Receive and validate data
  • Value diversity
  • Conduct surveillance
  • Use advanced workplace communication strategies
  • Undertake compliance audits
  • Apply government processes
  • Finalise an investigation
  • Maintain workplace safety
  • Deliver and monitor service to clients

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Perth No information available No No information available

Further information

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

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