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Churchill Education offers group training in Government Investigations, as well as qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to individual students who have experience in this area. Groups can train in either the PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Generalist or Regulatory Compliance Specialist) or the PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations.

All programs are designed specifically for the team undertaking the training, to ensure the content is applicable and relevant. This is training designed to fit you – not the other way around!

Who is this training for?

  • Groups of investigators – in reality, a successful investigation involves a team and this course is designed to promote the skills of investigators working together.
  • People who are working for a government regulator or statutory authority and who have responsibilities in compliance and/or enforcement.
  • People who are looking for a face-to-face training option that enables them to practice investigative skills in an environment where they get instant feedback from experienced trainers and from their peers.
  • People who are looking for tailored courses so that they can investigate a scenario that they will genuinely encounter in their daily work.
  • People who are looking for a course that they can, and will, be guided to finish. Our completion rates are 100%.
Delivery Methods

We have a core base of 10 days face-to-face training. From there, we work with you to determine what structure will best suit your team’s needs. For example, you may choose:

  • 2 x 5-day consecutive business weeks face-to-face, then a period of 4 to 6 weeks to complete post-course assessments; or
  • 1 x 5-day business week, return to the workforce for 4 weeks, then return to the classroom for 1 x 5-day business week, then a period of 4 to 6 weeks to complete post-course assessments.

Churchill Education uses a variety of methods to deliver the required courses including:

  • classroom training: a facilitator leading a course in the traditional classroom environment incorporating a post-course assessment;
  • field training;
  • external role players;
  • workplace based assessment that is relevant to the work, including On the Job Reports from supervisors in a simple to complete format; and/or
  • self-paced classroom materials.

The final method of delivery is determined in consultation with the customer and delivery is arranged at a mutually agreeable timetable.

Recognised Prior Learning

As a specialist Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) provider, Churchill Education can facilitate the awarding of units of qualifications to staff who have sufficient experience in that area. The use of RPL in tailoring the course content and delivering this qualification allows us to spend valuable classroom time focusing on extending the skills and knowledge of your Investigators, without having to revisit fundamentals such as upholding the values of the public service.

We are mindful of providing assistance to each potential applicant to make the RPL process simple through streamlined processes – no jumping through hoops, no mountains of paperwork – just simple recognition for the experience and competencies that the Investigators demonstrate daily while on the job.

Why Churchill for Government Investigations?

Churchill Education first began offering nationally recognised qualifications to Government Investigators in 2006. We were specifically asked to deliver this training because of an unusual skill combination in the Churchill leadership team: not only did we have 16 years of experience in government investigations in our collective skillset, but also ten years of experience of prosecuting.

We reflect this collective skillset in our specialised approach to training investigators. The strength of an investigation can be found in its ability to withstand a vigorous defence in the courts. In preparing Investigations course participants to appear before the judiciary, we create a more skilled investigator who can sit confidently in a witness box, knowing their investigation has been conducted to the highest possible standard.

In the last eleven years, we have continuously delivered Certificate IV and Diploma courses to Government Investigators from a range of compliance and regulatory areas: from the Health Sector, to various Transport authorities, Primary Industries and Resource Management. We have taught through the last three iterations of this qualifications and are currently registered to deliver the latest and most up-to-date nationally recognised qualifications, the PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations and PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations.

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Depending on the course and location, our courses are based on a minimum of 8 participants per intake, with a maximum of 14 participants per intake. Other class sizes are subject to further negotiation.

Course fees are applied per participant and discounts apply to group sizes above 14 participants.

For our classroom delivery model for the PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations, the cost ranges from $2695 to $2995 per participation, depending upon course requirements and volume of participants.

Course fees are based on delivery at the client’s site at the client’s expense and no catering (morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea) has been included. If you would like us to source a training venue and catering, our Student Support team can do this and pass on the actual costs.

Your investment includes all aspects of course delivery, student learner guide, and equipment.

In addition, trainer travel and accommodation may be charged at actual costs or depending upon group size, may be negotiated into the overall course fees.

For all group training courses, our terms of payment are:

  • upon confirmation of the course dates, 50% of the course fee is payable;
  • upon commencement of the first day of the course, all outstanding amounts are payable within 7 days of notice and prior to the issue of the qualification.

For all Recognition of Prior Learning applications for groups, our terms of payment are:

  • Upon enrolment, $500 per student;
  • Prior to release of the qualification and within 28 days of enrolment, the balance of fees is payable.

GST is not applicable to qualifications.

Churchill Education is a registered training organisation, RTO:31430. This means that we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Government regulatory body for the VET sector.

The qualifications that we offer are nationally recognised, and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accordingly, they’re exactly the same as those granted by other educational institutions such as TAFE.

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