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This page contains a selection of investigation jobs advertised externally. We’ve chosen some to show you what great roles there are in this industry, whether you’re looking for work as a private investigator, government/corporate investigator, work, health and safety or in many of the roles in the justice system.

Another good way to see what’s out there is to hop onto www.seek.com and type in the role you’re looking for. Type in “Investigator” and see what comes up!

We’ve also included some short videos of real investigators working across industry and government. Check them out to see what it’s really like.

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Full time
Melbourne, Victoria
Posted 1 week ago
The Investigations Officer is part of the Victorian Building Authorities Investigations team and is responsible for assessing and investigating referrals from a range of internal and external sources. In this role, the Investigations Officer is required to identify breaches of building legislation, regulations and professional standards.This will involve conducting interviews, preparing reports and detailed briefs of evidence, participating in court proceedings, providing advice and information to the building industry.   What they are looking for:
  • experience in a compliance or regulatory environment undertaking investigations, preparing reports and/or briefs of evidence with the ability to undertake analysis and reporting of data.
  • demonstrated conceptual problem-solving skills and ability to analyse information and make sound decisions.
  • proven communications skills, both written and verbal and interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated experience working as an Investigations officer, a Cert IV in Government investigations or higher qualifications.
  Click here to apply.

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Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Planning, Policy, Regulation

The Investigations Officer is part of the Victorian Building Authorities Investigations team and is responsible for assessing and investigating referrals from a range of internal and external sources....

Gold Coast, QLD
Posted 3 weeks ago
Here's some great investigation roles across Queensland with a state government department. The QBFP enforces fisheries and boating safety laws through surveillance, investigation and inspection, as well as undertaking related education with industry and community groups.   Click here to apply.

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Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Inspections, Investigator, Surveillance

Here’s some great investigation roles across Queensland with a state government department. The QBFP enforces fisheries and boating safety laws through surveillance, investigation and inspection...

Full time
Brisbane, Brisbane QLD, Caboolture
Posted 4 weeks ago
A fantastic local government investigation opportunity here in Queensland. You’ll Lead a team of seven Investigations Officers, you’ll will drive, coach and develop officers and provide specialist advice and support to officers regarding statutory investigations that relate to dog attacks, vegetation clearing and illegal dumping.   A Certificate IV in Government Investigations would likely be essential.   Click here to apply.

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Animal Control, Compliance, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Policy, Regulation

A fantastic local government investigation opportunity here in Queensland. You’ll Lead a team of seven Investigations Officers, you’ll will drive, coach and develop officers and provide specialist...

Full time
Melbourne, VIC/Melbourne, Victoria
Posted 1 month ago
Here’s some more great investigation roles if you have an interest in animal welfare. This role will be responsible for responding to reports of animal cruelty including case management, conducting investigations, and enforcing the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 and the Domestic Animals Act 1994.   A certificate IV in Government Investigations would be helpful.   Click here to apply.

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Animal Control, Case Management, Community Roles, Compliance, Enforcement, Farming, Government, Government Investigators, Inspections, Investigator

Here’s some more great investigation roles if you have an interest in animal welfare. This role will be responsible for responding to reports of animal cruelty including case management, conducting ...

Contract, Temporary
Brisbane, Brisbane QLD, QLD
Posted 1 month ago
Have an interest in corruption  and misconduct. This state corruption agency is seeking an investigator. The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:
  • Think critically, make justifiable decisions and act upon them through all stages of an investigation. This includes your ability to objectively question, analyse, interpret, and evaluate what you read, hear and collect as evidence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake high quality investigations, using contemporary investigative techniques and technologies, in a timely way, particularly in the context of corruption and misconduct.
  • Use your written and oral communications skills to synthesise evidence and information to deliver clear, concise and accurate insights, conclusions and recommendations that are justifiable and evidence based.
  • Demonstrate the ability to rapidly acquire and apply knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures.
  Click here to apply.

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Government, Government Investigators, Investigator

Have an interest in corruption  and misconduct. This state corruption agency is seeking an investigator. The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements: Think criticall...

Brisbane Inner City
Posted 1 month ago
Here's a great entry level opportunity for an investigator in a state government role! The Support Officer Intelligence & Investigations will:
  • Provide administration support.
  • Review, register and prioritise incoming correspondence and files to determine required action.
  • Check outgoing correspondence for content and policy and amend where necessary.
  • Advise the manager of important or urgent matters requiring personal attention or action.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Carry out all administrative duties as requested.
  • Take minutes at various meetings.
  • Manage appointment diary on behalf of management.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all documentation handled and maintain a secure filing system.
  • Liaise with officers at all levels within both public and private sectors in relation to the unit's activities.
  • Manage own workflow by negotiating and confirming work priorities for work completion in consideration of the needs of other officers.
  • Intelligence Support to Internal and External agencies.
  • Knowledge and use of security classifications.
  • Assistance and support in relation to the management and administrative support to the Prisoner Telephone System.
  • HR support and reporting.
  • Fleet Management.
  • Arrange meetings, conferences, appointments and travel.
  • Schedule meetings and organise teleconferencing if necessary.
  • Book meeting and conference rooms.
  • Book travel including accommodation, car hire and flights.
  • General administrative tasks.
  • Provide support and advice to other staff on administrative issues and assist with the preparation of briefs, memorandums, submissions and executive and ministerial correspondence.
  • Manage and provide administrative functions and high quality, confidential secretarial support for the Branch as required.
  • Screen telephone calls and redirect enquiries to appropriate areas of the Branch and Agency.
  • Undertake procurement and financial processing duties requiring financial reporting, purchase orders, corporate card reconciliation and monitoring of transactions.
  • Word processing and spreadsheeting.
  • Photocopying and faxing.
  • Maintain filing and recording system.
  • Ensure the security of files and appropriate access to the files by relevant staff and approved external agencies.

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Government, Government Investigators, Intelligence, Investigator, Policy

Here’s a great entry level opportunity for an investigator in a state government role! The Support Officer Intelligence & Investigations will: Provide administration support. Review, registe...

Full time
Docklands, Melbourne, VIC/Melbourne, Victoria
Posted 1 month ago
Another great state government based role, this time within the building compliance sector. You’ll be responsible for assessing and investigating referrals from a range of internal and external sources. In this role, the Investigations Officer is required to identify breaches of building legislation, regulations and professional standards. This will involve conducting interviews, preparing reports and detailed briefs of evidence, participating in court proceedings, providing advice and information to the building industry.   Click here to apply.

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Compliance, General Investigations, Government, Investigator, Planning, Policy, Regulation

Another great state government based role, this time within the building compliance sector. You’ll be responsible for assessing and investigating referrals from a range of internal and external sour...

Full time
Northern QLD, Townsville
Posted 1 month ago
Here’s a fantastic role for a motivated investigator to work with a small Federal agency, investigating heavy vehicle chain-of-responsibility. You’ll need superior interviewing and evidence gathering skills and be driven to improve road safety. You’ll also require a certificate IV in Government Investigations for this one.   Click here to apply.

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Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Planning, Policy, Regulation

Here’s a fantastic role for a motivated investigator to work with a small Federal agency, investigating heavy vehicle chain-of-responsibility. You’ll need superior interviewing and evidence gather...

This role with a state government education department will involves undertaking complex regulatory activities, making recommendations and decisions that support the Regulatory Authority to undertake its functions under the legislation and in accordance with the principles of good administrative decision making. A certificate IV in Government Investigation is a standard minimum qualification for a role such as this.   Click here to apply.

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Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Regulation

This role with a state government education department will involves undertaking complex regulatory activities, making recommendations and decisions that support the Regulatory Authority to undertake ...

Brisbane Inner City
Posted 1 month ago
This exciting role as an Investigations Officer is responsible for undertaking timely and high-quality investigations of health service complaints against health services and health practitioners in Queensland.
  • Investigate complaints effectively and efficiently, in line with organisational policies and procedures to ensure investigations are completed within 12 months.
  • Use best practice investigation planning methodologies to ensure all available evidence is identified and sourced in an appropriate manner and appropriately documented in accordance with organisational policy.
  • Prepare and submit high quality briefs-of-evidence and investigation reports with recommendations regarding the prosecution of health service providers.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to obtain information to support the investigations processes and enhance service delivery.
Click here to apply.

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Complaints, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Policy

This exciting role as an Investigations Officer is responsible for undertaking timely and high-quality investigations of health service complaints against health services and health practitioners in Q...

Contract, Temporary
Brisbane QLD
Posted 1 month ago
Undertake investigations relating to allegations of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation, or the appropriateness and adequacy of decision making arrangements of adults with impaired decision-making capacity, under relevant legislation and in line with relevant policies, practices and procedures. Applicants who hold an investigations qualification, such as a Diploma or Certificate III or IV in Government Investigations, or who have well developed experience in conducting government investigations will be well regarded.   Click here to apply.

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Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Senior Investigators

Undertake investigations relating to allegations of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation, or the appropriateness and adequacy of decision making arrangements of adults with impaired decision-making capa...

Full time
Adelaide SA, Brisbane QLD, Melbourne, Perth WA, QLD, QLD/Brisbane, South Australia, Tasmania, VIC/Melbourne, Victoria
Posted 1 month ago
So many federal government opportunities for investigators! The NDIS is always on the lookout for compliance staff across it’s many responsibilities. In this role you’ll lead investigations and compliance activities into disability service providers, disability support workers and their response to issues of safety, well-being and quality of support services for people with a disability.   A certificate IV in Government Investigation is a must!   Click here for more information.

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Compliance, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Senior Investigators

So many federal government opportunities for investigators! The NDIS is always on the lookout for compliance staff across it’s many responsibilities. In this role you’ll lead investigations and co...

Contract, Temporary
NSW, Sydney, Sydney NSW
Posted 1 month ago
This investigation firm is seeking sub-contract and full-time investigators for their firm. You’ll be involved in investigating referred matters relating to general insurance, Compulsory Third Party (CPT) and other incidents. For this role you’ll need to be licensed and have completed the Certificate III in Investigative Services.   Click here to apply.

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Investigator

This investigation firm is seeking sub-contract and full-time investigators for their firm. You’ll be involved in investigating referred matters relating to general insurance, Compulsory Third Party...

Full time
Brisbane, Brisbane QLD, QLD, QLD/Brisbane
Posted 1 month ago
This Federal Government Authority is looking for an Employee Relations Advisor where, as part of your role, you’ll investigate misconduct, bullying and sexual harassment, fraud and related matters. Qualifications and experience in human resources would be helpful. A certificate IV in Government Investigation and/or Certificate IV (or degree) in HR would hold you in good stead for this one.   Click here to apply.

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Case Management, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Policy, Workplace Investigations

This Federal Government Authority is looking for an Employee Relations Advisor where, as part of your role, you’ll investigate misconduct, bullying and sexual harassment, fraud and related matters. ...

Full time
Broome, Kimberley, Kununurra, Western
Posted 1 month ago
Here’s a great local government compliance role in a remote part of Australia, the Kimberley.   You will be responsible for assisting to initiate and implement enforcement of the Dog Act 1976, Cat Act 2011, Bush Fires Act 1954, Litter Act 1979, Caravan and Camping Grounds Act 1995, Animal Welfare Act 2020, Local Government Act 1995 and other legislation in accordance with Council Policy and Local Laws. A certificate IV in Government Investigation will come in handy for this one!   Click here to apply.

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Animal Control, Compliance, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Local Laws, Policy, Ranger, Regulation

Here’s a great local government compliance role in a remote part of Australia, the Kimberley.   You will be responsible for assisting to initiate and implement enforcement of the Dog Act 1976, Cat...

Career Snapshots

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Queensland’s Department of Transport provide investigation and compliance opportunities across a range of areas, including traffic investigations.

Here’s a Victorian Police Force video about the role of a detective

Senior Environmental Compliance Officer: Josh

Rangers perform duties such as environmental management, protection investigations and compliance with legislation.

DAF Careers: Matt

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