Balance people and procedure

Balance people and procedure with a course designed for managers who are looking to grow their leadership and investigation skills. The PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations will offer each participant the ability to lead an investigation team that complies with legislative, judicial and agency requirements.

Building on their ability to conduct investigations and to use basic methods, participants will learn to employ analysis techniques, reasoning and problem-solving to the process. By understanding the importance of critical thinking, planning and communication graduates will develop their capacity to lead in multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional environments.

Did you know that you may be able to complete your qualification even quicker with our Recognition+ service? Just like Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), your prior formal study can count towards a new qualification. Contact our recognition coordinator for more information.

Course Overview



Start Dates





Delivery Mode

Blended (Face to Face & Online) and Recognition of Prior Learning


Program delivery to be conducted at the Bruce or Tuggeranong CIT Campus (TBC)


Bruce Campus

Building J, Vowels Crescent
Haydon Dr, Bruce, ACT
2617 Australia

Get directions


Tuggeranong Campus

205 Anketell St,
Greenway ACT
2900 Australia

Get directions

PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations

  • Understand the role of an Investigation Manager.
  • Read, interpret and explain complex documents such as legislation and guidelines.
  • Conduct complex oral briefings and write precise reports.
  • Understand the different roles of team members and stakeholders.
  • Learn how to best allocate and utilise available resources.
  • Develop an awareness of common challenges and how to overcome them.


On the job tasks, online learning and assessment modules, short answer assessment tasks, simulated investigation, third party reports, and final assessment interview (if required).

Awarded by

Canberra Institute of Technology

Units of Competency
  • PSPETH003 – Promote values and ethos of public service
  • PSPINV002 – Conduct an Investigation
  • PSPREG021 – Coordinate investigation process
  • PSPREG026 – Review and evaluate investigations
  • BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • PSPGEN045 – Coordinate resource allocation and usage
  • PSPGEN054 – Use complex workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN050 – Manage Conflict
  • PSPBDR015 – Manage Operations
  • PSPLEG003 – Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPINV003 – Finalise an investigation

This program requires participants to attend for eight full days over the course of six weeks, with a combination of facilitated and online learning. Additional study time may be required for some assessments. Note: Number and frequency of sessions may vary. Please contact us for more information.


Part of the assessment requirements for this qualification are derived from workplace evidence of your participation in real investigations. Therefore, it’s recommended you be working in a relevant government or private sector organisation to enrol in this course.

How to apply

Do you require further information? To find out more about PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations, call our Learner Experience team on 6207 4444.

1. Browse our website and find a course you’d like to enrol in.

2. Identify if you need customisation for this course

All of our Nationally Recognised Training Programs and Professional Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation for groups of 8 or more participants.

Contact us on 02 6207 4137 for a quotation or to find out more.

3. Submit your application for enrolment form

Complete our online application for enrolment form.

4. Enrol

We will contact you with regards to your chosen course of study and send you the program enrolment form. Once you have been accepted to study your chosen course, you must enrol into your classes. This can be done through our training centres.

5. Obtain a USI

All students participating in Nationally Recognised Training in Australia require a Unique Student Identifier, or USI.

A USI gives you access to your online USI account which contains all of your nationally recognised training records and results. One of the main benefits of a USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your career, which will be helpful when applying for a job or enrolling in further study.

How do I get a USI?

It’s free and easy to create one at

Want a customised program for your workplace?
To find out more call us on 02 6207 4444 or email
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Start typing and press Enter to search