PSP50416 – Diploma of Government Investigations

Course Name: PSP50416 - Diploma of Government Investigations

Diploma of Government (Investigation) is a specialist course that teaches the skills required to coordinate and conduct investigations. With a focus on investigations related to the public sector, the Diploma of Government (Investigation) is a great qualification for anyone working in the government sector wishing to undertake senior investigator roles. It is an interesting course covering a wide range of different investigation techniques as well as the teaching the all-important capacity to manage and oversee investigations in this sector. The Diploma of Government Investigation is a great course for anyone seeking promotion or just to advance their skills for investigation roles in the public sector.

Course Code: PSP50416
Course Duration: 12 - 18 months
Training Plans: DPI Govt Investigations

This qualification covers the competencies required by a person responsible for the coordination and conduct of investigations. It is suitable for individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled duties in a government investigations environment.
This qualification supersedes the previous Diploma of Government (Investigations) PSP51712 and the Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspections) PSP51912.

These qualifications have been deemed as NON EQUIVALENT. Many units however are equivalent and people seeking to upgrade to the new qualification should contact us.


ACIM offer a range of assessment options including RPL, and a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and responses to case studies and scenarios. Our programs and assessments are practical and interactive in nature and will be directly relevant to your role and the investigative and compliance functions you currently undertake or are keen to pursue.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements however it is acknowledged that many students will have vocational experience in a relevant role that will have provided a suitable preparation for the program. It is usually the case that personnel entering this program are identified by their employer based on their need for professional development and growth.

Qualification Requirements:

11 units of competency are required for this qualification:
• 5 core units
• 6 elective units

Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.

Choose a minimum of 2 electives from Group B General elective units.

Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the PSP Implementation Guide.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.
Core units
PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service
PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation
PSPREG021 Coordinate investigation processes
PSPREG026 Review and evaluate investigations
Elective units
Group A: Work health safety
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
Group B: General elective units
PSPFRU003 Communicate fraud control awareness
PSPFRU004 Anticipate and detect possible fraud activity
PSPGEN045 Coordinate resource allocation and usage
PSPGEN054 Use complex workplace communication strategies

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
BSBWHS401   Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements  
PSPETH003   Promote the values and ethos of public service  
PSPGEN045   Coordinate resource allocation and usage  
PSPGEN050   Manage Conflict  
PSPGEN054   Use complex workplace communication strategies  
PSPINV002   Conduct an investigation  
PSPLEG003   Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector  
PSPMGT007   Manage Risk  
PSPREG021   Coordinate investigation processes  
PSPREG026   Review and evaluate investigations  
PUACOM007B   Liaise with other organisations  

A range of elective options are available for clients to consider - please contact us for more information