PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations


The Certificate IV in Government Investigations (PSP40416) will assist you in learning and developing the necessary skills to perform in an investigative, regulatory or compliance role in many jurisdictions such as the Commonwealth and various States and Territory governments. It has a particular focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service, and aims to provide officers with a skill-based and best practice approach to conducting investigations and acting on non-compliance.


Delivery Mode

  • Face to Face
  • Blended approach 
  • Online learning


2018 Course DATE

Workshop 1: 6 - 9 February 2018
Workshop 2: 6 - 8 March 2018
(Registration closes on: 16 January 2018)


Course cost 

  • $2700

Assessment tasks

Assessment will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines outlined in the Public Sector Training Package. 

ACFEC applies a risk-based approach to determine the risks of an assessment tool. Assessment tools include:

  • practical exercises;
  • a mock court; and,
  • short-answer questions to test underpinning knowledge.



University of Canberra
1 Kirinari Street,
Bruce, ACT 2617


Units of Competency

The Certificate IV in Government Investigations (PSP40416) includes the following units of competency:

Core units:
PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of the public service
PSPINV001 Plan and initiate an investigation
PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation
PSPINV003 Finalise an investigation
PSPREG003 Apply regulatory powers
PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews

Elective units:
Group A Work Health Safety
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of others

Group B Regulatory Compliance Specialisation
PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
PSPREG008 Act on non-compliance
PSPREG013 Undertake inspections and monitoring

Group C General Elective units
PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
PSPLEGN002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence
PSPREG011 Give evidence