PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations

PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations



The PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to coordinate and conduct investigations, with a focus on investigations in Federal, State and Local Government organisations. According to the Australian government Investigations Standards (AGIS) 2011 this qualification is the minimum level of training or qualification recommended for persons engaged in the coordination and supervision of Government investigations.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Government Investigations may lead to a range of career prospects including:

  • Investigation Manager
  • Investigation Team Leader
  • Compliance Manager
  • Fraud Prevention Supervisor
  • Fraud Investigation Manager
Nationally Recognised Training

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite units required for this qualification however candidates should possess previous supervisory experience or senior level employment in an investigative area of the public sector.

Units of Competency

A total of 11 units are required to achieve the award of Diploma of Government Investigations, 5 of which are mandatory core units and 6 electives units.


Core units Nominal hours (545)
PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service 40
PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector 50
PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation 35
PSPREG021 Coordinate investigation processes 80
PSPREG026 Review and evaluate investigations 60
Elective units
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis 60
PSPGEN045 Coordinate resource allocation and usage 40
PSPGEN054 Use complex workplace communication strategies 40
PSPGEN047 Promote diversity 50
PSPFRU003 Communicate fraud control awareness 40


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 program is currently only available via RPL.

Participants with previous investigative 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.

We are currently updating our distance education material for online delivery in the near future.


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

  • PSP60116 Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection/Investigations/Fraud Control)

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:

  • $1450 (RPL)

Pay as you go options available for individual enrolments only and are charged per unit (total cost divided by number of units). Face to face fees are based on South East Queensland courses, fees may vary in other delivery locations. Discounts for multiple course enrolments may apply. Fees are subject to change without notice.