Accelerate your certification journey with ICETS’ 9 & 10 day intensive classrooms.

ICETS teaches the advanced investigation methodologies used by today’s best Australian government investigators.



As a government investigator or inspector are you finding your investigations complex, confusing and lacking structure? Is your current methodology for investigating outdated and slow? Do you still have 4+ year old investigations on your books?

With ICETS, you’ll learn the streamlined investigation methodologies used by leading Australian government investigators. That gives you the necessary skills and strategies to take the next step in your career. 

National Recognised Training

Our Certificate IV in Government Investigations is streamlined to accelerate your learning. After the certification you will have excellent strategies to:

Hear it from recent ICETS students...

"This would be one of the most professional courses I have ever done. I believe our group was the first to use the online / virtual platform and I found it perfect. Your facilitator Linda is a massive asset to ICETS. I really enjoyed everything. There were times the course made my brain hurt because it was being used and I love that I was pushed outside a cushy comfort zone and learnt so much.

Nothing but praise and thank you."

Michelle Hemming, Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

"Linda de le Harpe was fantastic, Linda gave our assessments back within hours and was so easy to talk to and listen to. I learnt so much from Linda and it was lovely to interact with other students around Australia. Linda is a real credit to your organisation as she spoke so clearly and made you feel included in everything we worked on."

Leanne Jager, My Leave, Western Australia

"This course had me learnt a lot of things from the course materials, assignments and our very knowledgeable and experience facilitator, Gavin. With what I had learnt in this ICETS training, I hope that in the near future I will be a competent leader and investigator. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be enrolled in this program with ICETS. This had been tense, but a training that is worth doing. So on behalf of myself and my family, we would like to thank you."

Fred Topia, Overseas student Soloman Island Ombudsman

"It was easy and seamless to do this course virtually. AXcelerate was easy to navigate and user friendly. Linda showed how to get to a particular page for example Comtrac by screen sharing."

Ashwini Lochan, CPA Australia

"Linda was a sensational facilitator. She was articulate, knowledgeable, approachable and created a positive learning environment."

Reynolds Bone, Queensland Department of Environment and Science

"I really enjoyed the combination of theory and practice on line learning. I haven't experienced it before and was pleasantly surprised."

Carol Bowen, TAFE NSW

“ICETS are specialists in investigations for government, with a team of industry-leading instructors with direct industry experience in the field.

We understand what’s working in investigations today, as well as the unique government investigations environment you work in.”


With an industry leading team of trainers who are highly experienced in investigations, you will learn how to become the top of your game and open up new career opportunities across a range of agencies.

10 Day Sprint

9 & 10 day intensive classrooms

Cover the theory and deep dive into the subject matter with the expert ICETS trainers in our 9 & 10 day intensive classrooms.

Choose Your Learning Style

Choose your
learning style

Whether you prefer face to face training, or online learning in your own time, we have a solution for you.


Need your entire department trained? Get access to exclusive discounts for team learning.

3 Months Comtrac Access

Government specialised trainers

Other companies have trainers that are generalists. The expert team at ICETS are government specialists.

As the preferred training provider to over 60 Commonwealth, State, and Local Government agencies, ICETS are your choice of experience when it comes to Investigative Compliance Training. 

Over 4,000 investigators have already completed our courses nationally, and gone on to experience higher salaries, career advancements, and run efficient and high quality investigations with their teams.

“Over 4,000+ investigators trained in multiple Commonwealth, State, Local Government agencies across Australia”


Experience higher quality learning outcomes with education provided by the most experienced Government Investigations training team in Australia – each with extensive real world experience both working in, and teaching, Government Investigations best practices.


When studying your Certificate IV in Government Investigations with ICETS, you will cover the necessary core units of competency below.

You will also receive tips, advice, and training from experienced investigators on top of the core study units, designed to help you become more efficient and structure investigations so that you:

  1. CORE PSPREG003 Apply regulatory powers
  2. ELECT PSPREG005 Assess Compliance
  3. ELECT PSPREG013 Undertake inspections and monitoring
  4. CORE PSPINV001 Plan and initiate an investigation
  5. CORE PSPINV002 Conduct An Investigation
  6. ELECT PSPREG009 Conduct search and seizure
  7. ELECT PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes
  8. CORE PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews
  1. ELECT PSPREG006 Produce formal record of interview
  2. ELECT PSPREG008 Act on non-compliance
  3. ELECT PSPREG010 Prepare a Brief of Evidence
  4. CORE PSPINV003 Finalise an investigation
  5. ELECT PSPREG011 Give evidence
  6. CORE PSPETH002 Uphold & Support the values & principles of the public service
  7. ELECT BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety


Yes! Please fill out the form and we’ll call you to discuss your options.

Yes! Please fill out the form and we’ll call you to discuss your options.

The course involves 15 units and a total of 34 assessments. 

If you undertake our face-to-face in person course or virtual classroom, we allocate time in the course to complete the assessments, so there is no “homework”.

Student support is only a phone call or email away.

The course fee depends on the learning pathway you select. Please fill out the form and we’ll call you to discuss your options.

Yes we do offer payment plans!  Please fill out the form and we’ll call you to organise this.

The Certificate IV in Government Investigations is aimed at an operational level. This qualification is the recommended course for operational investigators. The Diploma covers managerial aspects over operational skills. The Certificate IV in Government Investigations is not a prerequisite for the Diploma. Students wanting to enrol in the Diploma who have not completed the Certificate IV in Government Investigations qualification ideally will have advanced knowledge of operational investigative practices.

Yes you can RPL one or all units of competency in a qualification on our scope. You may RPL up to three units of competency whilst being enrolled in a course, without incurring any additional fees. Application of a full RPL of the Certificate IV in Government Investigations qualification costs $2,325.

After we have received your request for RPL, ICETS will email a pack which is made up of two separate documents. The first document details the competency requirements for every unit in the course package. The second document is the RPL application form. The application form is to be completed by the applicant addressing the requirements detailed in the form including evidence of competency for the unit/s you are applying for. The application form along with all indexed evidence is emailed back to ICETS for evaluation. Payment for an RPL application does not guarantee the application will be successful.

Applicants will have up to three attempts to prove competency.

From the commencement of the course, you have 12 months to complete the Certificate IV in Government Investigations. Enrolment extensions cost $250 for three months.

No, unless you have completed and passed all units of competency, you will not receive your qualification. Students will be provided time in the program timetable for assessment work.

According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) the combined nominal hours for the units of competency in ICETS Certificate IV in Government Investigations qualification is 680 hours. However, the nominal hours required to complete the qualification will vary from student to student.

For Individuals: We do not offer discounts on course fees, however, payment plans are available.

For specific organisation training programs: Discounts are offered for programs with 10 or more enrolments in a single transaction.

No, unfortunately we don’t have any government funding available as ICETS is a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Yes, we offer personalised payment plans which require an initial deposit and then an agreed amount every month until the course fee is paid in full. The standard monthly fee is $500 with a variety of initial deposit amounts on offer. Note, ICETS will not issue a qualification if course fees are outstanding.

We have several payment options available to choose from once you have enrolled. Options available are electronic funds transfer, debit or credit card or payment plan. ICETS uses the secure EZYPAY payment portal. Full distance learning students who have not elected to pay their course fee via a payment plan must pay the full course fee before access to courseware will be provided.


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