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Private Investigator

Also known as Private Inquiry Agent.

Conducts investigations for clients and prepares evidence for court proceedings. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • patrolling property and checking doors, windows and gates for unauthorised entry
  • watching for irregularities such as fire hazards, malfunctions of machines and equipment, lights left on, leaking water pipes and unlocked security doors
  • issuing security passes to authorised visitors and giving directions
  • monitoring alarms and contacting supervisors, police and fire brigades by radio or phone if security is breached or fire is detected
  • picking up and ensuring the safe delivery of cash, payrolls and valuables
  • operating coin and currency counting machines, and carrying out cash counting and packaging functions
  • maintaining order at venues where there are large gatherings of people
  • conducting investigations for clients and preparing evidence for court proceedings
  • detecting and investigating theft and other unlawful acts carried out in retail establishments
Job prospects for Security Officers and Guards in Victoria

Occupations in the Security Officers and Guards group include Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor, Armoured Car Escort, Crowd Controller, Private Investigator, Retail Loss Prevention Officer, Security Consultant, Security Officer and Security Officers and Guards (other).

Employment prospects
There are currently 12,900 Security Officers and Guards in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,154.70

Hourly earnings
$29.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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This qualification is part of the Property Services Training Package. It is for people who want to work in the private i...

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