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Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP40416

Overview

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.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP40416
Program No: C4-SO34
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 6 to 12 months part-time (8) face-to-face classes plus up to 8 hours per week of online study and independent study of 5 hours per week including online activities, research, report writing, team work, skill development.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Likely Job Outcome: Investigators conducting complex investigations and as part of a team contributing to conducting significant or multi-agency investigations in government departments and agencies.
Application Type: CIT Solutions
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To enrol it is mandatory that participants are employed by or contracted to a government agency and be working within an Investigation area. Assessment is contingent on access to specific work practices, to demonstrate the requirements of the units of competency.

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Subject Information

Complete all 15 subjects (6 Core and 9 Electives)

Core - complete all 6

  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
    • CIT Code: PSAD201
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to contribute to an ethical workplace and participate in ethical decision making.

      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 generally work independently and as part of a team, where they may have some supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG003 Apply regulatory powers
    • CIT Code: PSAD249
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to cover the exercise of powers under the organisation's enabling legislation and other relevant legislation for regulation, monitoring, inspection and investigation.

      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 independently as part of a team, performing routine tasks involving a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews
    • CIT Code: PSAD252
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to gather information through interviews. It includes preparing for and conducting interviews and reviewing and correlating information.

      This unit applies to those working in regulatory roles within the public sector involved in information gathering through interviews.

      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, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar 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
  • 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
  • PSPINV001 Plan and initiate an investigation
    • CIT Code: PSAD412
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to identify and confirm possible non-compliance, and plan and initiate a subsequent investigation. It includes planning and activating evidence collection, identifying witnesses and persons of interest.
      This unit applies to those working in a range of regulatory work environments involving gathering and managing physical or documentary evidence from a range of sources.
      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 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

Electives - Group A - complete 1

  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CIT Code: OHSS200
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.
      It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
    • CIT Code: OHSS201
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.
      The unit applies to individuals who have a key role in maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. In their role they closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they have a responsibility for influencing safety in the workplace.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Groups B and C - complete 8

  • PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
    • CIT Code: PSAD116
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to identify client needs, deliver a service, monitor through feedback and then review the service.
      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 be working under supervision, performing routine tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG004 Promote client compliance
    • CIT Code: PSAD169
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to promote client compliance. It includes advising and assisting clients to comply with legislation or standards and implementing communication strategies to improve compliance.
      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 independently as part of a team, performing routine tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG005 Assess compliance
    • CIT Code: PSAD170
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to assess risk, monitor situations, environments and behaviours, and analyse information to assess compliance with legislation and/or standards. It includes monitoring areas under own jurisdiction, receiving or identifying allegations of non-compliance, and conducting research to determine levels of compliance.This unit applies to those working in regulatory roles involving compliance assessment.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 routine tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG008 Act on non-compliance
    • CIT Code: PSAD172
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to issue advice, instructions, warnings, notices, fines and other actions in response to non-compliance situations. It includes attending situations where non-compliance is suspected or alleged, and taking action on non-compliance.

      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 in as part of a team under routine guidance, performing routine tasks in a range of mostly familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN029 Value diversity
    • CIT Code: PSAD202
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to value diversity in the workplace. It includes promoting the benefits of diversity and contributing to diversity outcomes.

      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 be working independently, possibly supervising others, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
    • CIT Code: PSAD203
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to use advanced workplace communication strategies. It includes dealing with complex enquiries and/or complaints, giving directions, managing meetings and giving presentations.

      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 will be working independently, with possible supervisory responsibilities, performing complex task in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
    • CIT Code: PSAD204
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to apply government processes. It includes applying information relating to the machinery of government and knowledge of organisations protocols and functions.

      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
  • PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation
    • CIT Code: PSAD206
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to identify, implement and monitor relevant policy and report on implementation.

      This unit applies to public sector staff and other stakeholders working in a role where they are required to support policy implementation.

      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. They would perform routine tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
    • CIT Code: PSAD215
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to identify and treat risk using the organisation’s risk management procedures and treatments. It applies to the risks inherent in all aspects of everyday work in the public sector as well as to specific functional activities and projects related to the particular mandate of the organisation. It includes establishing the risk context, analysing and evaluating risks and monitoring and reviewing the risk treatment plan.

      This unit applies to those working in generalist or 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
  • PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
    • CIT Code: PSAD251
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to produce formal records of interview. It includes preparing for, conducting and record interviews.
      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, particularly those related to WHS and environment in the context of conducting interviews.
      Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing routine tasks, in a range of contexts including some that are unfamiliar or unpredictable.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG015 Receive and validate data
    • CIT Code: PSAD256
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to handle data received from a variety of sources which may then be acted upon or referred for further action. It includes receiving and recording data, verifying its authenticity and recommending and/or taking action as a result.

      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 independently as part of a team, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis
    • CIT Code: PSAD257
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to cover activities involved in analysing and matching data from a range of sources. It includes analysing information, and documenting outcomes of the analysis.

      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 independently and/or in teams, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence
    • CIT Code: PSAD258
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to prepare a brief of evidence. It includes analysing evidence, preparing and reviewing admissible evidence, developing a brief of evidence and coordinating witnesses.

      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 independently as part of a team, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG011 Give evidence
    • CIT Code: PSAD259
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to give evidence in a range of legal proceedings. It includes preparing for proceedings, presenting evidence, and following up outcomes of proceedings.

      This unit applies to those working in regulatory roles within the public sector involved in giving evidence in legal proceedings.

      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 in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG009 Conduct search and seizure
    • CIT Code: PSAD261
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to conduct search and seizure activities. It includes preparing for search and seizure, implementing the search, conducting the seizure, completing post search activities and debriefing.

      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 independently as part of a team, performing routine tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG018 Plan and implement recovery action
    • CIT Code: PSAD299
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to plan and implement recovery actions as a result of a successful investigation and/or prosecution. It includes assessing the potential for recovery action, gaining approvals and implementing the action. 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 independently as part of a team, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG013 Undertake inspections and monitoring
    • CIT Code: PSAD300
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to undertake both routine and non-routine inspections and monitoring of a more complex or detailed nature, with discretion to determine appropriate action in accordance with relevant Acts and regulations. It includes planning and organising inspection and monitoring activities, undertaking inspections, acting on non-compliance and providing reports, information and training.

      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 independently as part of a team, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG017 Undertake compliance audits
    • CIT Code: PSAD301
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to perform comprehensive compliance audits. It includes assisting in and undertaking preliminary audit planning, undertaking compliance audits as a member of a team, dealing with audit issues, and contributing to the reporting and presentation of audit findings. 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 independently as part of a team, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG014 Conduct surveillance
    • CIT Code: PSAD302
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to gather information through surveillance operations. It includes planning, carrying out and completing surveillance operations which may be overt or covert and undertaken under different operational conditions. 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 independently as a part of a team, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPREG007 Make arrests
    • CIT Code: PSAD303
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to make arrests. It includes making the decision to arrest, performing arrests and preparing and submitting related documentation. This unit applies to those working in a role where they will be required to arrest persons under powers provided by legislation. 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 independently and as part of a team. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
    • CIT Code: PSAD413
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to keep notes and use them to give evidence in court, prepare statements and compile reports, including incident reports. It includes applying knowledge of the essential elements of note taking, statement and report preparation; and legislative and organisational requirements for the structure and content of official reports.
      This unit applies to those working within the court system operating under procedures set by the court.
      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 set by the court.
      Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently with occasional supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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Diploma Fraud Control PSP50716
Diploma Government PSP50116
Certificate IV Government Security (Personnel Vetting) PSP40316
Certificate IV Government (Service Delivery) PSP40116
Certificate IV Government PSP40116
Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting PSP40616

More Information

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