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Your enrolment is for a twelve-month period.    Depending on your availability, you may complete this course by committing to 5 to 10 hours per week.

The course is 100% online.  We have also introduced monthly Zoom forums.  These forums include involvement with industry experts and an opportunity to ask questions from the Assessors.

Although the duration of this course is twelve months, you may complete the course at your own pace.  Our Assessors will respond to any queries within 24 hours.   All units are marked within 72 hours and once lodged for assessment, you can move freely onto the next unit.  Should you be required to re-submit any work, you are able to jump back into that unit to make corrections.

The commencement date occurs once your enrolment has been confirmed.    Consider your availability as we encourage you to commence course work immediately, and where possible to complete the first unit within your first week/s.

STEP 1 – SELECT COURSE

STEP 2 – PAYMENT

PAYMENT – Make your payment after choosing from our 3 easy payment options. Payments are made through our secure SqID payment gateway. You can pay by all major credit cards and automatic deductions WILL be created at enrolment.

STEP 3 – ENROLMENT

ENROLMENT- Complete a registration form and complete our basic Language Literacy Numeracy (LLN) assessment. You can contact PICA with any questions you may have in regards to the registration by emailing: admin@pica.edu.au.

STEP 4 – COMMENCE

COMMENCE COURSE – After payment, you will receive an email with the website link and your login details for access to our user-friendly training environment. You will need to save the link in your browser Favourites for easy access.

STEP 5 – CERTIFICATE

RECEIVE CERTIFICATE – Start your course! Our system allows you to work through the course units at your own pace with support any time you need it. Once your course is completed and payments made, we will mail your certificate.

 

CENTRELINK OPTION – 

For the Centrelink option, complete the deduction form you receive and return via email. We will then instruct you on how to proceed.

We are looking forward to having you study with us. You can email us at admin@pica.edu.au if you have any questions.

As little as 2 – 3 hours a week, where you complete some reading and approximately at least 6 questions will see you get answer this course completed in 12 months. Give it more time than that and you can knock off a unit a week and be done in under 6 months.

Cert III in Investigative Services

OPTION 1: $1440 upfront (+ $160 within first 30 days) =Total $1600

OPTION 2: $450 upfront ($225 each month x 6) = Total $1800

OPTION 3: Centrepay $100 a fortnight (x 18) = Total $1800

 

Cert IV in Government Investigations

OPTION 1: $1482 upfront ( + $468 within first 30 days) = Total $1950

OPTION 2: $595 upfront (6 x $297.50 monthly) = Total $2380

OPTION 3: Centrepay ($100 a fortnight) = $2380

 

  • QLD – YES
  • NSW – YES
  • VIC –  Currently waiting on updates from state licensing.
  • SA –  YES
  • WA – YES
  • TAS – YES, however, some units differ from TAS licencing requirements.

Any transcript or certification documents you feel would support you in applying for recognition of prior learning should be forwarded to admin@pica.edu.au for our review.

Many of the large companies hire sub-contractors.   A search for “ïnvestigators ” on seek.com continually shows available positions in this area.  Like most things, obtaining employment requires persistence, determination and some get up and go!  There is definitely work out there.

 

Yes, some of the bigger investigation companies prefer it.  There is no need to be ex-law enforcement.

The best advice is to try and team up with a current investigator.  Offer to assist or to tag along with a licensed investigator to gain some excellent experience.

We suggest approaching the bigger investigation companies requesting a mentorship along with your willingness to do further training to be upskilled.  It is also recommended when trying to get a foot in the door, to work for minimum rates on commencement.  Like any other industry, despite what experience you may have, there is a need to prove yourself.