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 in QLD, NSW, SA, VIC, and WA, 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
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’s mission is to create pathways for your career by utilising straightforward technology with support and guidance from our industry experts.
Professional Investigators College of Australasia stands by its values of commitment, respect, excellence, accountability and diversity.
Meet Our Team
After graduating from University with a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), Gregory kicked of his career in 1990 by joining the NSW Police Force. Whilst in the NSW Police Force, Greg mainly worked in criminal investigations including heading up strike forces and other major investigations, both within Sydney, regionals and remote areas. He also gained investigations management and criminology qualifications. Greg was accredited as a police negotiator and worked in training young investigators.
After a successful career having risen to the ranks of Detective Inspector, he took his skills into the corporate world amongst workplace investigations.
Greg set up business in investigations which included workplace matters and workplace training, having a particular interest in harassment, code of conduct, bullying, as well as internal fraud. He oversees the development and training of compliance officers in local government.
Greg is a licensed investigator in both Queensland and New South Wales. He is also a Justice of the Peace (Qual). He holds many vocational qualifications in Training and Assessment, Investigation Services and Government (Investigations). He is a member the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the World Association of Detectives (WAD), the Australian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI), the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD), and the Australian Institute of Professional Investigators (AIPI).
He has three children and thinks he can play golf.
Prior to joining the NSW Police Force, Paul’s professional career was as a Production Manager within the printing industry in Sydney. He left the industry joining the NSW Police Force where, having become Detective Senior Constable, worked both the metropolitan and regional commands.
Whilst Detective, Paul managed complex strike forces. He was also responsible in major crime investigations. He joined the NSW Police Youth Command where he worked extensively with local youth. Serving the local community, Paul was elected a Councillor with the Armidale Dumaresq Council in 2008. This included being Chairperson of the Safety Committee and Tourism Committee.
Paul remains on the board of several non-profit and community organisations. He holds qualifications in policing, management and finance. He has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with vast knowledge and experience of workplace training and workplace investigations.
Paul is a member of the Australian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI). He has been happily married for over 30 years and has two children. Paul continues his commitment in supporting the development of investigators covering all industries. He 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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