PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS COLLEGE of AUSTRALASIA
Professional Investigators College of Australasia (PICA) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO-40789) and is based in Queensland on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. PICA is owned by licensed private investigators who have worked in the Investigative Services industry for many years. We offer students a nationally recognised qualification that will give you the practical skills and knowledge you need, not only to attain your Private Inquiry license, but also to become a successful industry professional anywhere in Australia. At PICA, we offer personalised one-on-one assistance any time you need it, so you receive the support you need to complete this qualification and be ready to take on Australia as a qualified and job ready Private Investigator.
Step One – 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 on 0488 1444 87
Company Mission Statement
Professional Investigators College of Australasia’s mission is to create pathways for your career by utilising straightforward technology with support and guidance from our industry experts.
Our vision for Professional Investigators College of Australasia is to be leaders in Investigative training. Join us to build your career as a Professional Private Investigator.
Professional Investigators College of Australasia stands by its values of commitment, respect, excellence, accountability and diversity.
Meet Our Team
Gregory’s career started in the early 1990’s with the NSW Police Force after graduating from university with a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management). He rose to the rank of Detective Inspector before leaving the Police Force to focus on corporate and workplace investigations.
During his time in the Police Force, Gregory predominantly worked as a criminal investigator (both in metropolitan Sydney and regional and remote areas) and he was responsible for a number of complex strike forces and major investigations. During this time, he also gained further qualifications in policing, investigations management and criminology. He was also an accredited police negotiator and was heavily involved in training young investigators.
Since leaving the Police Force Greg has been heavily involved in investigations, including workplace matters and workplace training. He has a particular interest in bullying, harassment and code of conduct issues, as well as internal fraud and related matters. Gregory has been responsible for the training and development of compliance officers across Queensland, including in local government.
Greg is a justice of the Peace (JP Qualified) in Queensland and is a licensed investigator in both New South Wales and Queensland. He also holds a number of vocational qualifications in Investigation Services, Government (Investigations) and Training and Assessment.
Greg is a member of the Australian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the Australian Institute of
Professional Investigators (AIPI), the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) and the World Association of Detectives (WAD)
He is married with three children and a terrible golf player.
Paul’s extensive professional career began in the printing industry in Sydney during the 1980’s, where he worked as a Production manager. After leaving the industry, he joined the New South Wales Police Force and rose to the rank of Detective Senior Constable, working in both metropolitan and regional Commands. As a detective, Paul was responsible for the investigation of major crime and the management of a number of major strike forces.
Paul also worked extensively with youth after joining the NSW Police Youth Command.
Paul was elected as a Councillor at Armidale Dumareq Council in 2008 and served the community, including being the Chair of the Safety Committee and Tourism Committee.
He is currently on a number of community and non-profit boards, holds qualifications in finance, management and policing. He holds a current certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has had significant experience in conducting workplace investigations and workplace training.
Paul is a member of the Australian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI).
Married for 29 years, with two children, Paul is committed to the ongoing development of investigators across all industry and has a particular interest in all levels of government.
Meredith’s 9-5 working life began as a Dealer Educator for PFAFF sewing machines in the early 90’s after completing her studies in fashion at TAFE in Sydney. Next stop on her journey was teaching fashion related subjects at TAFE; possibly her favourite job to date. Several years later the arrival of her first child began a new chapter where she became the Technical Editor for a leading international craft magazine. After making a Tree change with her family Meredith became the Office Manager for a college at the University of New England, and then several years later completed a Sea change before taking up the role of Operations Manager for PICA.
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