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CPP30619 Certificate III in Investigative Services


Kick Start Your Training With A 5 day Intensive from the 13th - 17th June, 2022.

Attend in-person at Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Or Attend Live via a virtual ticket from anywhere in Australia.
Either way you will get direct access to your Trainers to help kick start your course.


Certificate III Intensive - In-Person or Online


Here's what you'll learn at this Five Day LIVE Training:

  • Kick start your study and get months ahead by completing some of the assessments within the intensive and the tools to complete the balance of the course online in your own time.
  • Your trainers and assessors Greg and Paul will be at the intensive in-person and online to give guidance on the course and to answer questions you may have along the way.
  • Online Intensive - Great opportunity to engage in an online course having the trainers and assessors at your fingertips to help you.
  • In-Person Intensive - The course will be held in the beautiful city of Maroochydore, Queensland in a comfortable, friendly training environment.
  • We know the areas we need to focus on to enhance your skills and help you complete this course in a more timely manner.

Five Day Intensive Outline

Certificate III in Investigative Services Intensive Training Outline.

Dates: 13th - 17th June 2022

Time: 9 am - 4.30pm (subject to change)

Choose from:

 Attending In-Person at our Maroochydore, Queensland Training Facility or Attending Virtually via Zoom. 

PICA Student Upgrade: If you are currently a PICA Student, you have the opportunity to Upgrade your Certificate III.


Day One

Welcome and Introduction

How to provide a quality investigation to clients while maintaining a safe workplace.


Day Two

Dealing with Personal and sensitive information. Developing investigation plans and using official note-taking as a professional investigator.


Day Three

The legalities of running a private investigation firm as a small business.

Learn how to conduct Interviews and take statements as a Professional Investigator.


Day Four

How to go about conducting covert surveillance operations and how to set up and operate a vehicle to conduct surveillance.

How to locate people using technology (skip tracing)


Day Five

How to prepare and conduct yourself in a courtroom and how to prepare reports to finalise your investigations.

We will wrap the key elements and set you on the road to completing your course.

Existing Student Bonus Add-On (Student Upgrade Only $350)

New Student Payment Options

Important: New Students, to attend the Certificate III Intensive you must add both the Certificate III in Investigative Services AND Student Upgrade $350 (In-Person or Virtual) to your cart.

About Your Educators


Greg Lamey

CEO of PICA & Forensix

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).



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.

What Our Customers Are Saying?

"Between the high dedication to communication and comprehensive in-depth units with good feedback, PICA has helped a lot in my development in and out of the course, and I heartily recommend it to anyone I know interested in studying Private Investigation."

Matthew Butler

"I always felt very supported throughout my studies and would highly recommend PICA for those who are wanting to obtain their Cert III in Investigative Services."

Emma Goulston

"My Certificate arrived today and looks great! I’m one very happy person, the course was awesome!!!"

Derek O’Neil

“I chose PICA above all other colleges to study with because of the attention to detail the admin staff gave me and nothing was a problem. My accessor gave positive feedback and assessed each work literally the same day. Constructive feedback was vital to get the best understanding of the course and this was brilliantly delivered. I would highly recommend PICA and know you will be in good hands to competently complete your course. If you are looking for the best people to study with you have found them.”

Ang Lawson

“Cert. 3 in Investigative Services was such an interesting and engaging course. I had wanted to enrol in the course for a long time and I am happy I finally did. I learnt so much from locating a subject, the types of surveillance to writing reports. Plus, any time I was unsure or had trouble with something, I had the help of my tutor Paul, who was always super helpful. I feel more confident in investigative services and definitely recommend this course to whoever wants to start exploring in this field of work.”

Safwan Kassim

"I was apprehensive about doing a course online, but when I started the Certificate 3 in Investigative Services provided by Professional Investigators College of Australasia, I was met with great support and easy to understand student material. The course is structured in such a way that you incrementally gain knowledge to confidently move on to the next study modules. I highly recommend PICA training to anyone wanting to complete this course online."

John Butler