PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance)

PSP40416 Reg Comp


The PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance) is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to investigate and monitor statutory compliance with legislation, regulations, and policy for Federal, State and Local Government organisations. This qualification replaces the old PSP41412 Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance).

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance) may lead to a range of career prospects including:

  • Government Investigator
  • Compliance Officer
  • Local Laws Officer
  • Risk Advisor
  • Ethical Standards Investigator
  • Fisheries Officer
  • Inspections Officer
Nationally Recognised Training

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite units required for this qualification however previous experience or lower level qualifications in compliance roles or employment in the public sector may be beneficial.

Units of Competency

A total of 15 units are required to achieve the award of Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance), 6 of which are mandatory core units and 9 electives units.

Core units
PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of 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
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
PSPREG004 Promote client compliance
PSPREG005 Assess compliance
PSPREG008 Act on non-compliance
PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
PSPREG013 Undertake inspections and monitoring
PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
PSPREG009 Conduct search and seizure
PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence

The units listed here have been selected based on industry consultation. The skills and knowledge learnt in this program are what employers and government agencies are looking for in their compliance officers.

Other electives may be selected in accordance with the packaging rules of this qualification. For information with regards to the selection of different elective units, please contact your trainer or our office.

Delivery Options

This nationally recognised qualification is available via face to face training courses or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Option 1 – Face to face training

Face to face training is delivered in house at your workplace or one of our public courses. The face to face component of the Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory Compliance) is delivered across five days using a simulated compliance investigation to support course lessons. Your assessments will be in a variety of formats such as short answer questions, case studies, and observation of practical activities.

During the face to face training course, you will conduct a compliance investigation in real-time across the five days of the course. You will receive tuition on the compliance and investigation process from receipt of the initial complaint and each of the investigation phases through to finalising your investigation. On the face to face course, you will conduct practical assessment activities such as planning your inspection, interviewing witnesses, exercising regulatory powers, conducting a compliance inspection, interviewing a subject person and giving evidence.

Post-course, participants complete the remainder of the qualification assessments, including knowledge questions and finalising their on course simulated investigation activities such as preparing statements, developing an inspection report and a brief of evidence. Participants may also choose to complete post-course assessments using investigations they conduct in the workplace as evidence, or for participants who don’t have access to investigations in the workplace, using online assessment booklets. These flexible options are designed to suit all training participants, whether you are currently working as an investigator or not. There are no due dates on assessments and no exams.


Option 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Participants with previous regulatory compliance experience may apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment. This alternate assessment method may reduce the amount of time required to complete this qualification and may reduce the cost. Refer to RPL for more information.


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • PSP50716 Diploma of Fraud Control
  • PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations or
  • Other relevant Diploma qualifications

Course fees

Each qualification or training course offered by KPS has a specific maximum course fee that will be charged to the student. This fee is inclusive of all tuition and assessment, student support, electronic copies of reference materials and learner guides, and access to mandatory resources and equipment.

The total cost of this qualification is:

$1950 (face to face/blended)

$975 (RPL)

All course fees must be paid prior to attendance at a face to face course. Fees are subject to change without notice.