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Diploma of Government Investigations PSP50416

Overview

The Diploma of Government Investigations designed for people who are responsible for the management, coordination and conduct of investigations.
It is expected that you will be an experienced public sector investigation practitioner who is capable of independent and self-directed work and will have supervisory responsibilities that involve supporting others in their work.

Qualification: Diploma of Government Investigations PSP50416
Program No: DP-SO34
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: This qualification could be completed in 2 semesters part-time (approx 10 hours per week), supported by work-based learning and application.
Likely Job Outcome: Investigation Coordinators, Investigation Team Leaders and Investigation Case Managers are provided in government departments and agencies.
Application Type: CIT Solutions
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must
- have completed Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
AND
- be working in a government department or agency or in a private sector equivalent
AND
- have access to the specific work practices and procedures required to demonstrate competency in the units being undertaken.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

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Subject Information

For more information please contact CIT Solutions on (02) 6207 4444 or visit their website at citsolutions.edu.au.

Core - complete all 5 subjects

  • PSPETH003  Promote the values and ethos of public service
    • CIT Code: PSAD120
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity.

      This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would work independently, as part of a team and with supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPLEG003  Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
    • CIT Code: PSAD121
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to promote compliance with legislation in the public sector. It includes modelling compliance with legislation.

      This unit applies to those with responsibility for encouraging and assisting others to comply with public sector guidelines and procedures.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently with supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG021  Coordinate investigation processes
    • CIT Code: PSAD264
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to effectively coordinate investigative processes, conducted internally, with or by an outside organisation. It includes planning and preparing for investigations, leading or supporting investigation teams, monitoring the progress of investigations, finalising and reporting on investigation and conducting debriefings.

      This unit applies to those working in public sector roles conducting regulatory activities.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG026  Review and evaluate investigations
    • CIT Code: PSAD407
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to review and evaluate investigations, in accordance with commonwealth and/or jurisdictional law policy and procedures. It includes monitoring investigation progress, assessing, recording and reporting on investigation status and evaluating and documenting recommendations.

      This unit applies to those working in regulatory roles within the public sector involved in a designated investigation role.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPINV002  Conduct an investigation
    • CIT Code: PSAD410
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to conduct an investigation under commonwealth and/or jurisdictional law, in accordance with an established investigation plan. It includes gathering and managing evidence, identifying persons of interest, reviewing and reporting on progress and briefing/debriefing relevant personnel.

      This unit applies to those working in a range of regulatory work environments.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to WHS and environment in the context of investigations.

      Those undertaking this unit would work independently using support from a range of established resources to perform complex tasks in a range of contexts, including some that are unfamiliar and/or unpredictable.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Group A Work health safety - complete 1 of 2 subjects

  • BSBWHS401  Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    • CIT Code: OHSS206
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.
      It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS501  Ensure a safe workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS226
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area according to WHS legislative requirements.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Group B General - complete 5 subjects

  • PSPFRU003  Communicate fraud control awareness
    • CIT Code: PSAD141
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to raise awareness on fraud and corruption. It includes planning and designing fraud and corruption control awareness activities, promoting compliance, developing and maintaining cooperative client relationships, conducting fraud and corruption awareness activities and evaluating their success.

      This unit applies to those whose responsibilities include raising workplace awareness of actual and potential fraud, corruption, deliberate non-compliance and unethical actions.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPFRU004  Anticipate and detect possible fraud activity
    • CIT Code: PSAD262
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to undertake strategic analysis and detection of corruption or fraudulent activities. It includes hypothesising fraud and corruption situations, initiating projects to test newly identified risk areas, analysing trends in fraud and corruption activities and investigations, recommending courses of action and providing information on recommended actions.

      This unit applies to those working in a dedicated investigatory role, or one in which workplace activities require ethical actions, complying with legislation and/or exercising regulatory powers.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing complex tasks, in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN045  Coordinate resource allocation and usage
    • CIT Code: PSAD140
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to coordinate and monitor available resources to achieve work unit outcomes. It includes allocating available resources, monitoring and evaluation of resource usage and reporting on resource usage.

      This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN054  Use complex workplace communication strategies
    • CIT Code: COMM381
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to use complex workplace communication for working at middle management level with internal and external clients, colleagues and other staff. It includes preparing for complex communication, analysing and responding to opinions, presenting a convincing argument, and developing a range of communication strategies.

      This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

      Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously with management responsibilities performing complex tasks, in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPINV003  Finalise an investigation
    • CIT Code: PSAD411
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to complete, review and report on the results of an investigation. It includes finalising the investigation, handling complaints and appeals, preparing an investigation report and using investigation outcomes.

      This unit applies to those working in a range of regulatory work environments comprising gathering, managing and interpreting documentary evidence to determine appropriate responses including reporting and acting on investigation outcomes.

      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to WHS and environment in the context of investigations.

      Those undertaking this unit would work independently using support from a range of established resources to perform complex tasks in a range of contexts, including some that are unfamiliar and/or unpredictable.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Government PSP50116
Diploma Government (Fraud Control) PSP50612
Certificate IV Government (Service Delivery) PSP40116
Certificate IV Government PSP40116

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au