Certificate IV in Government Investigations

Develop transferable skills to build your career in investigations.

The PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations is designed to build and develop the skills and knowledge required to plan, initiate, conduct and finalise an investigation in a government or regulatory compliance environment.
  • Learn via digital workshops that recreate the face to face Wisdom learning experience using a range of facilitation techniques and engagement tools 
  • Enhanced skill and capability development in your investigations role
  • Learn and apply ethical and legislative requirements within your workplace
  • Directly improve practices through using ‘real world’ examples in activities and assessments
  • Share experiences and knowledge with other participants, potentially building key relationships
  • Learn from experienced facilitators who will share their investigations and public sector management expertise and work closely with you to develop your skills and achieve your qualification
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification


Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be issued with the PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations – Wisdom Learning RTO number 88062. Fifteen units of competency are required for this qualification, 6 core units and 9 elective units:

  • PSPETH002 (core) Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
  • PSPINV001 (core) Plan and initiate an investigation
  • PSPINV002 (core) Conduct an investigation
  • PSPINV003 (core) Finalise an investigation
  • PSPREG003 (core) Apply regulatory powers
  • PSPREG012 (core) Gather information through interviews
  • BSBWHS201 (elective) Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • PSPREG006 (elective) Produce formal record of interview 
  • PSPREG011 (elective) Give evidence
  • PSPGEN043 (elective) Apply government processes
  • PSPGEN038 (elective) Identify and Treat Risks
  • PSPREG010 (elective) Prepare a brief of evidence
  • PSPREG015 (elective) Receive and validate data
  • PSPGEN029 (elective) Value diversity
  • PSPLEG002 (elective) Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector


The full fee for the PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government is $5,300 (GST free). However, funded training opportunities* are available for eligible participants.

Fees paid in advance

Wisdom do not collect fees paid in advance from individuals of more than $1500. If you are an individual enrolling in this training program please ensure you select the ‘Tentative Enrolment’ option. As an individual fee paying participant Wisdom requires an initial payment of $1500 to be paid in advance of your training program. Please proceed to complete the enrolment process and a Wisdom team member will contact you to arrange payment of the $1,500 deposit and confirm your enrolment.

*Funded Training Opportunities
Funding may be available for staff and managers through ACT Government funding initiatives - ACT User Choice funding for the delivery of Australian Apprenticeships. Australian Apprenticeships in the ACT are funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. Wisdom is an approved training provider of  Australian apprenticeships/traineeships in the ACT. This means employers may be eligible for Government incentives that will subsidise the cost for participants to achieve the PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government. Eligible participants will only pay a tuition fee of $550. There are no other fees or charges. In addition to this, funded participants who successfully complete the program and achieve their qualification may be eligible for $300 completion incentive payment from Skills Canberra. 

NEW Australian Apprentices directly employed by the ACT or Australian Government will no longer be eligible for User Choice funding as of the 1st January 2022. 
Contact the Wisdom team for more information on eligibility and traineeship opportunities for User Choice or Skilled Capital on 02 6257 8588 or email, service@wisdomlearning.com.au. 

Digital Delivery
This digitally delivered program uses a range of engaging educational tools and techniques to enrich your Wisdom learning experience. The program is led by a real facilitator in real time and uses virtual breakout rooms, group  discussions, supporting digital resources and interactive tools such as whiteboards, quizzing and polling features to ensue collaborative learning.

7 months, with a half day workshop every fortnight. Possibility of 2 face-to-face workshops (can be delivered digitally for interstate participants) 

Wisdom Learning RTO number 88062
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