1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Private Investigator
      Private Inquiry Agent

Conducts investigations for clients and prepares evidence for court proceedings.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • seeks missing persons and locates witnesses
  • collects statements from witnesses
  • collects photographs for use as evidence
  • works undercover to gather information for commercial, retail and service establishments
  • prepares reports of investigations
  • may investigate insurance claims

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