Advanced Diploma of Government

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Are you interested in earning the PSP60122 Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? You may be eligible to receive this qualification based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.

Our Skills Recognition Advisors can conduct a free preliminary assessment to confirm your eligibility.

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About the Qualification

PSP60122 Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) is a qualification that reflects the skills and knowledge it takes to perform effectively as a government employee. It examines a spread of skills and knowledge in operating ethically within legislative requirements and environments. This Advanced Diploma of Government is relevant to public servants in roles from Commonwealth, State and Local governments.

For a successful RPL application in Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) your investigative experience needs to cover these practical situations:

  • Involvement in establishing, maintaining, and evaluating an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in order to ensure a safe workplace, with ensuring compliance with relevant WHS as part of their broader management role.
  • Management of regulatory compliance, alongside interpreting and advising on legislation, developing, and implementing compliance strategies and providing strategic advice on compliance matters.
  • Evaluation of compliance outcomes, review of regulatory policies, procedures, guidelines, and legislation in order to improve compliance outcomes.
    Involvement in management of an organisation’s investigations program.
  • Utilisation of planned business strategies in order to analyse resource requirements, develop resource plans, allocate resources alongside review and report on resource usage.
  • Involvement in developing a risk management culture within an organisation to maximise the strategic outcomes.
  • Coordination of multi-agency investigations with use of strategic planning, identification and management of operational security risks alongside post-investigation evaluate of outcomes from investigation.
  • Involvement in monitoring the work performance of another person and providing useful, actionable feedback.


After a review was completed in 2022 of all Australia’s Public Sector Package qualifications, the latest and current version of this qualification can be recognised by the code PSP60122.

The earlier qualification was PSP60116 Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection/ Investigations/Fraud Control). Whilst the spirit of the earlier qualification aligned with the latest version, there have been some changes made to ensure that when you graduate with PSP60122 Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations), you are possessing the range of skills and knowledge that modern workplaces demand.

When we begin to examine the opportunities for public service employment it makes sense that the Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) has become a more widely recognised qualification.

According to statistics published in November 2021, there were just over two million public servant jobs in Australia, and this is forecast to grow.

As a significant and competitive employment opportunity, if you are an experienced public servant it is wise to capitalise on your experience to obtain the PSP60122 Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


Qualification Information

There are no entry requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations).

A total of 15 units of competency must be completed in Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations). The units of competency required are:
7 core units; plus
8 elective units, consisting of:
• 1 unit from Group A
• 5 units from Group B to E
• 2 units from Groups B to E

To award the Investigations specialisation, 6 Group C electives must be selected.

Core units are mandatory for every student completing Advanced Diploma of Government, regardless of specialisation. When you look at the core units you can see that these key competencies are valued in government sector functions across the country:

• Maintaining and enhancing confidence in the public service
• Applying relevant government systems
• Upholding and supporting inclusive workplace practices
• Preparing high-level written communication
• Establishing and maintaining strategic networks
• Managing compliance in accordance with legislation affecting the public sector
• Managing and implanting policies

Once the core units have been addressed, the 6 elective units balance specialist public sector skills and transferable skills.

For example, a specialist government sector skill can be the ability to evaluate and report on workplace legislative compliance requirements.

For example, a transferable skill that is valued outside of the public service is your ability to coordinate resource allocation and usage.

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About the Qualification

Ranked at the Advanced Diploma level, for this qualification you will typically be competent working in an independent, self-directed and management capacity in the public sector.

When we started Churchill Education back in 2006, it wasn’t very common to see people obtain the Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) through Recognition of Prior Learning. In the last 5 years, we have seen a real shift in Departments looking at these qualifications as a minimum benchmark for their teams.

In some teams, holding the Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) is also linked to mandatory pay increases.

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