WELCOME TO PICA:
The Professional Investigators College of Australasia (PICA) is Australasia's only specific Training Organisation (RTO) focusing on the training and development of investigators. You'll find many training organisations delivering security, management and related certificates, but at PICA, we're specialists. That's our difference.The investigation industry these days is wide and varied. Investigators are common across all government sectors and throughout many private industries.
The Certificate III in Investigative Services is the only qualification that allows you to apply for a private investigator's license.
The Certificate IV in Government Investigation qualifies you to be a professional investigator in the government sector.
The Certificate IV in Justice is a brilliant course for anyone considering employment in the criminal justice system.
Professional Investigators College of Australasia Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) 40789 which is approved to deliver training and/or assessment in both CPP30619 Certificate III in Investigative Services and Certificate IV in Government Investigation (released Sept 2020)
Here with Professional Investigators College of Australasia you can complete this course online with support from actual licensed Private Investigators. Our online enrolment and delivery allows you to start today! There are no set start dates or assessment deadlines which simply means you work at a pace that suits you. PICA uses the next wave of digital learning ensuring a secure cloud-based system that can be accessed from any standard web browser.
HOW TO ENROL
WITH PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA
ENROLLING IS EASY!
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 automatics deductions can be set up.
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 on 1300 649 967.
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.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is the course?
The enrolment period for our accredited courses is for a twelve-month period. Depending on your availability and previous experience, it is possible to complete this course in a shorter time frame. Extensions are also available at a cost of $48 a month.
How is the course delivered?
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.
Can I complete the course faster?
Depending on your availability and previous experience, it is possible to complete this course in a shorter time frame.
When does the course start/enrolment dates?
The commencement date occurs after your enrolment has been paid and you complete the enrolment process on the student portal. This can be on the same day. Any day of the year is a good day to enrol.
How do I enrol?
Go to the COURSES tab and select the relevant course page, scroll to the bottom to select the payment option of your choice.
How many hours per week required to study?
As little as 7 hours a week, where you complete some reading and at least 6 questions could see you complete this course in 12 months. Give it more time than that and you can achieve a unit a week and be done in under 6 months.
How much does the course cost?
Cert III in Investigative Services
Upfront - $1600 (2 payments of $800 within 30 days)
Part Payments - $1800 (9 x $200 a month)
Centrepay - $1800 ($100 a fortnight)
Cert IV in Government Investigations
Upfront - $1950 (2 payments of $975 within 30 days)
Part Payments - $2380 (7 x $340 a month)
Centrepay - $2380 ($100 a fortnight)
Is a certificate from PICA for the Cert III in Investigative Services recognised in my state for licencing?
- QLD – YES
- NSW – YES
- VIC – NO
- SA – YES
- WA – YES
- TAS – YES, however, licencing requirements may require additional units
- NT – Not required but potentially desired
What is the RPL process?
To assess your eligibility for RPL please email copies of related qualification transcripts and a brief overview of experience to email@example.com for our review.
How easy is it to find work once qualified and licenced?
Many of the large companies hire sub-contractors. A search for “investigators ” 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 work out there.
What is the best way to start in the industry and gain experience?
Try and team up with a current investigator. We suggest approaching the bigger investigation companies to do this.