If you would like to operate your own business, you need to apply for an Inquiry Agent Licence. You will be required to provide a National Police Check and character references. You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a licence.
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”.