Certificate IV in Government Investigations

The aim of PSP40416 Certificate IV Government Investigations is to develop competent investigators capable of individually completing investigations within an Australian Government framework and consistent with the provision of Australian Government Investigation Standards (AGIS) – the minimum standards for Australian Government agencies conducting investigations.

This course is fully supported with all course materials and delivered by our specialist instructor with over 20 years experience.

Gain the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the practical application of the Government Investigation process by engaging in workshops and syndicate discussion scenario decision exercises. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to interact with experienced investigators from relevant Australian Government agencies throughout the completion of this course.  Course participants will gain further insight into legal judicial requirements by participating in a court visit (if required and available), moot court (simulated court / arbitration proceeding) and through the practical application of knowledge and skills gained during the course.

Attendance is required for the full course schedule.

Multiple unit activity outcomes are blended for delivery flow and onsite delivery of content and therefore does not allow for non-attendance of partial days or catch up sessions as this will hinder learning opportunities for all participants.

On successful completion of this program, participants will receive a nationally recognised Qualification for:

  • PSP4016 Certificate IV in Government Investigations
  • Duration
    2 weeks face to face workshop + self-paced research activities and post-course work required
  • Delivery Mode
    Blended (f2f + self-paced)
  • Location
    Australia wide
  • Pre-requisites / entry requirements
  • Requirements
    Available to organisations / departments with a minimum of 8 participants

  • Outcome
    Nationally recognised Qualification
  • Cost

    $ 2 395 pp (no GST applies)

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    Personalised payment plan available

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Delivering in association with CorpSec International

ASTRA delivers this course in conjunction with our delivery partner CorpSec International, led by Glenn Upson. To date, CorpSec has delivered this program to Dept TMR (Ipswich), Dept, Fisheries, Qld Health and the Crime Corruption Commission


  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  • PSPINV001 Plan and intiate and investigation 
  • PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation
  • PSPINV003 Finalise an investigation 
  • PSPERG003 Apply regulatory powers 
  • PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews 
  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
  • PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
  • PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
  • PSPREG011 Give evidence
  • PSPREG015 Receive and validate data
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  • PSPREG009 Conduct search and seizure
  • PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence

How it works




Complete the Face to Face Workshops


Build your Post-Course evidence portfolios in your workplace


Successful completion results in issuance of Qualification

Who should be completing Government Investigation Training?

PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations is targeted at private organisations and Government Departments that are looking to upskill their employees working within the public administration, safety, health care, other industries that need the skills and knowledge that this qualification provides.

Learning Methods

ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples and third-party feedback.

There is self-paced learning required for this course which includes completion of homework and research activities as well as online learning materials. Students may require access to a computer and internet outside of scheduled training days. ASTRA can assist with any resources or access as required.

Before commencing any course, ASTRA recommends you consult your doctor to determine any limitations with conducting practical demonstrations if applicable. There are be regular tasks that require manual handling of materials, tools and equipment including exposure to outdoor elements.

ASTRA requires all students to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As a minimum requirement, any personnel attending an ASTRA course and training facility must wear enclosed, lace-up shoes with a non-slip sole. Further guidance and support on PPE will be provided at enrolment.

This is a specialised program that is tailored to your organisation, targeting industry trends and case studies that will provide further value to your team.

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