Certificate IV in Government Investigations

National Code: PSP40416
TAFE SA Code: TP00935


This course provides skills and knowledge for those working or seeking work in government investigations or regulatory compliance. Investigation processes including gathering and recording evidence and interview techniques will be taught with other skills essential to employment in the public sector including values and ethics.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

  • Duration
    Full Fee
    Average cost per semester
    $2,044 - $2,256
    $434 - $479
    Total Fees for the 12 Months course
    $4,088 - $4,511
    $868 - $958

    Average cost per semester
    Total Fees for the 12 Month course
    Full Fee
    $2,044 - $2,256
    $4,088 - $4,511
    $434 - $479
    $868 - $958
    $434 - $479
    $868 - $958

    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

  • Upfront Payment

    This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply regulatory powers 60
    Conduct an investigation 40
    Finalise an investigation 30
    Gather information through interviews 50
    Plan and initiate an investigation 50
    Uphold and support the values and principles of public service 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Act on non-compliance 30
    Apply government processes 30
    Apply the principles of evidence law 60
    Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
    Deliver and monitor service to clients 30
    Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector 30
    Produce formal record of interview 60
    Support policy implementation 30
    Value diversity 30
  • Employment Outcomes

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Federal, State and Local Government investigation and compliance positions, managers and supervisors.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Government Investigations (PSP40416)
    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. Topics covered include government structures and processes, organisational responsibilities and effective conduct and reporting of investigations. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 9 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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