My top 3 tips to guarantee you will fail to get a start in Private investigations: 1) Do a Fast Track Course and put your hand up about it. You got the interview. You have a chance to impress your future employer with evidence of your skills and knowledge. She or he has worked in the industry for 25 years and established a powerful brand that her / his Client’s depend on. You innocently mention “Fast Track”. Your potential employer has been an investigator for a long time with no short cut to her or his success. When you appear… [Read More]
Private Investigator. Many people don’t know that they exist and play an active role in Australia let alone that you can actually be one. When I network or go to parties, I don’t need an elevator pitch to capture peoples attention, all I have to say is “Im a Private Investigator”. That’s it, I have their attention. After the awkward initial “What do you do?” question comes a much more elated, high pitched question which is… “Really!? I didn’t know they exist! Who uses Private Investigators??” Good question. There are a lot of Private Investigators around, there are also many… [Read More]
Surviving and Thriving in the competitive Australian Investigation Industry. Seven steps to building your own excellent investigation business. Disclaimer: The advice in this article is not legal advice and should consult a solicitor, accountant and business advisor before implementing the recommendations. It is assumed you as a trained, licensed investigator know what General Insurance and Workers Compensation Investigation is. If you don’t these solutions will not work for you. So you have your Private Investigator License and you have some experience conducting investigations. Now you want to start your own Investigation Agency to take on the big players and secure… [Read More]
In this video Mike discusses how to significantly shorten the Victoria Police LRD Private Investigator application process!
Mike Evans explains how a Licensed Private Investigator can become a qualified and regulator approved Licensed Private Investigator Instructor in Victoria Australia. So you now wish to become a Licensed Private Investigation Instructor in Victoria. Here is what you will need, qualifications, 2 licenses and an awareness of the Victorian Police Licensing Regulation Division requirements which are not even available on their own website. This information is correct as of June 13th 2016.
Certificate IV in Government Investigation. Don’t be fooled, this is a serious qualification which demands a high level of training and learning. Issues around wilful misconduct investigation can include some or all of the following and as an investigator you must be aware of them: Fiduciary duty of good faith. Trust. Compulsion to a place of parade. Identifying the knowledge, skill or attitude gap failures. Its not just about the defendant, there are processes to address post investigation. Contributing to the acceptance of findings rebuilding the team and moving forward.
Two issues that have arisen in the Investigation Industry this week. A PI Badge, has offended a client in Queensland. In NSW this week comments real or imagined by an experienced PI were used to make a complaint against his Agency! These are continuous issues but avoidable Mike Evans explains:
The three thriving civil investigation types in Australia in 2016-2017. These three investigations are staples, but currently are in huge demand. If you have the skills and training or experience you should be conducting these investigations.
Mike Evans of the Australian Security Academy explains the circumstances of when and where you would need to be licensed as a Private Investigator in more than one State in Australia.