Private Investigator2020-10-19T03:49:30+00:00

Private Investigator

CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services
Blended Delivery (Online & Face to Face)

The course covers surveillance techniques and circumstantial investigating, the two primary methods of gathering information within the private investigator industry. Upon completion you will understand the techniques and methodology to plan and carry out covert and overt operations as a private investigator.


Easy Payment Plans Available

Full-Time & Part-Time Options

Nationally Recognised Training

Government Funded + Healthcare Card

$95*Conditions apply.

Government Funded Students

$475*Conditions apply.

Full Fee (Fee for Service Students)

$2095Full Fee

*For eligible individuals: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Course fees include face-to-face training and assessment, all your course material and manuals, as well as the printing of your certificate/statement of attainment.

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Career Outcomes

Qualified Private Investigators have the opportunity to work in multiple industries and with multiple identities. The investigator’s role is an exciting career option, as you can work undercover to determine possible foul play. This can be in construction, government, council or private organisations. Investigators may need to work in a team trying to determine if there are unlawful activities taking place within an industry, as well as private, sector.

Course Duration

Full time – 23 days (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) Weekdays

Licensing Outcomes for Victoria

Breakdown of Units to meet individual licensing requirements of Private Investigations in Victoria


BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development
CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court
CPPSEC3012A Store and protect information
CPPSEC3026A Work effectively in investigative services
CPPSEC3027A Develop investigative plan
CPPSEC3028A Compile investigative report
CPPSEC3029A Provide quality investigative services to clients
CPPSEC3030A Conduct surveillance
CPPSEC3031A Organise and operate a surveillance vehicle
CPPSEC3032A Gather information by factual investigation
CPPSEC3033A Conduct interviews and take statements
CPPSEC3034A Operate information gathering equipment
FNSMCA304 – Locate subjects


CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services will prepare you for real life experiences and will provide a healthy income for those that gain employment within the Security Industry.

Private Investigators can expect and income of $35 – $120 per hour.

Course Venues

  • Melbourne
    Level 11, Tower 4/18-38 Siddeley St, Melbourne VIC 3008

  • 1300 134 782
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

I Just completed my Certificate II with a good group of people. An eye opener into the industry and I am thankful to trainers and the staff at ISTA for the training and gaining some great advice and experience.

Robert Ceke

ISTA has been an outstanding organisation to complete my course with. Their professionalism and course structure has been at excellent standard. I recommend ISTA as a training provider to do your security course with. Staff are fantastic and very supportive. Trainers were absolutely amazing. A BIG THANKS TO ISTA!

Nisarg Dave

If you want to become a Security Guard I can definitely recommend ISTA. The trainers have a wealth of information…. Thank you for helping me become a better person and more self-aware.

Brian Evans

I did my Certificate II at the Geelong Campus. I highly recommend it for those who live in the Geelong or Ballarat areas!

Ben Harriage

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the ISTA crew. You are all so lovely and helped out to the fullest and if anyone is looking to do a Certificate II in Security Operations I believe this is the organisation you should go to. I’m continuing on to do my Certificate III in Security Operations in a few weeks. It has be wonderful and I have learnt a lot and gained so much confidence within myself. Thank you so much for all that each and everyone of you have done!

Rhee Peters

I would 100% recommend ISTA, the staff are lovely, caring and so helpful.
Best decision I ever made, it’s an amazing environment, so family-oriented and everyone is just so focused and wanting the best for you and for you to succeed, instructors are so passionate and give such a great insight, from textbook to their own personal experience.
Thank you so much for everything.

Rachel Catherine, International Security Training Academy


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