In order to begin work, you need to apply for a Private Investigator Licence from the Office of Fair Trading. You will be required to provide a Criminal History Check and be at least 18 years old to apply for a licence. Visit the Office of Fair Trading website for more information.
You will need to obtain a Certificate III in Investigative Services.
“The Certificate III in Investigative Services offers the skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct investigations, co-ordinate investigative work teams, undertake surveillance or factual investigation, and apply the legal requirements of private investigation to your practical work”.