Investigation Fundamentals (Inc Issuing Infringement Notices)

We provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications (local government specific) and council-specific non-accredited short courses as well as other professional development training options.

Who should Attend?

The Investigation Fundamentals program is an introduction to conducting investigations for the following local government roles:

  • Authorised persons
  • Local laws/by-laws officers
  • Investigators
  • Auditors
  • Health and safety officers
  • Animal control officers
  • Building inspectors
  • Monitoring officers
  • Licensing officers
  • Vector control officers
  • Supervisors Managers

Learning Outcomes

This program will provide an understanding of investigations, how they are conducted, steps required for an effective investigation and how to bring an investigation to its conclusion including how to issue an infringement notice.

Legislation covered will include:

  • Right to information Act 2009
  • Information Privacy Act 2009
  • State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999
  • Local Government Act 2009
  • Evidence Act 1977
  • Public Sector Ethics Act 1994

This course is a useful introductory program to the PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations (Regulatory compliance specialisation).

Short Course details

Short Course Topics
Procedural fairness
Plan an investigation
Initiate an investigation
Witness statements
Liaise with other agencies
Search warrants
Analysis of information
Preparing for interviews
Conduct record of interview
Cognitive interviewing
Admissibility of evidence
Audio and video recording
Continuity of evidence
Finalise an investigation
Review investigation process
Writing a final report
Commencing a prosecution
Issuing an infringement notice
Power to require name and address
Our instructor-led training course provides participants with an interactive session including group discussions, case study reviews and Question and Answer sessions. Our trainers can customise or tailor the course to your specifications or needs and deliver in-house providing you with a cost-effective and efficient training session.
Duration & location
Our standard structure for this workshop is 1 full day and can be delivered in any metropolitan or regional area of Queensland. Customisation is available based on individual council requirements.
Fees & Inclusions
Please contact Peak Services for course fees or a proposal for onsite/inhouse training.


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Upcoming Dates:

    23 August 2022
    Virtual Classroom and Instructor-led
    23 November 2022
    Virtual Classroom and Instructor-led