The Australian School of Security and Investigations conducts a three-day covert Surveillance course as part of the Certificate III in Investigative Services training package.
This course is considered to be one of the most informative practical surveillance training courses available in Australia. The course has been attended by a vast range of persons from a diverse range of backgrounds.
This course is not restricted to those persons enrolled in the Certificate III in Investigative Services Course and can be attended by individuals who do not wish to complete the full Certificate III in Investigative Services. Academic credits will be awarded to those persons successfully completing the course.
The aim of the course is to provide course participants with a basic understanding of the principles of conducting covert surveillance in an urban environment. It is also a great team building course.
The course is primarily designed for those persons that have little or no previous experience in surveillance. The only requirements are that each participant is motivated, has common sense and has the ability to write simple reports.
The course covers four of the required modules contained within the Certificate III in Investigative Services.
Day 1 commences in a pre designated training centre in the CBD of the capital city where the course is being conducted. Details of each course can be found in our short course calendar.
Coffee and Tea will be available throughout the day.
The day will consist of theory on a number of surveillance methodologies, pretexts, body language, teamwork, equipment hides and other surveillance related disciplines.
The expected finish time for the day is approximately 4.30 pm.
Day 2 commences at 9.00am at a pre designated location within the CBD of the capital city where the course is being conducted
During this day participants will be involved in the techniques of Mobile Surveillance. No personal vehicles will be required as the school has vehicle which will be used as a mobile training room.
Course participants will be taken to various areas of the city surroundings where discussions and practical demonstrations will be held in relation to mobile surveillance techniques.
Course Participants can bring their own lunch if they so desire, however, we will be stopping during the day for meal and coffee/tea breaks if any person wishes to purchase anything.
Participants will be returned to their vehicles at the completion of the days training.
The day will conclude around 4.00pm at the initial meeting location.
The day will commence at a pre designated location within the CBD of the capital city where the course is being conducted.
During this day participants will be involved in the techniques of foot surveillance. On this day, participants will be required to bring a light change of clothing.
Course participants will, after instruction, be required to perform actual foot surveillance around locations within the designated area. Discussions and practical demonstrations will be held in relation to foot surveillance techniques throughout the day.
The day will culminate in a major final exercise where participants will work as part of a team to covertly follow a target to an end location.
Course Participants can bring their own lunch if they so desire, however, we will be taking breaks during the day for meals and coffee/tea breaks should any person wish to purchase anything.
The day will conclude around 4.00pm and participants will be then required to attend a course debrief.
NB: The final day of the course is quite involved and can be strenuous in that a fair amount of walking is involved. If you have any physical conditions that you think may limit your ability to participate in the field exercises then please email Amy or Tash at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible before the course commences to discuss this further.
WHAT TO BRING
The training course is held over three days, one day of theory and two practical field days.
The theory day will provide the fundamentals of surveillance as a lead up to the field days where participants will be required to conduct mobile and foot surveillance whilst under instruction.
Dress for both the ladies and gents is neat casual. No thongs or singlets please.
On the two practical field days, dress should again dress casual but as you will be engaged in actual surveillance; your clothing should fit in with the surroundings of that area for the time of year.
You should bring with you a hat/beanie/cap, scarf, sunglasses and a simple change of clothing such as a different coloured top or jacket that can fit in a small carry bag or rucksack. The reason for the change of clothing is that during the final day of the course you may be required to change your outward appearance whilst following a subject.
Choose clothing that is easy to change, is bland in appearance and is easy to conceal in a shopping bag, rucksack or even handbag.
Course participants can bring a small video camera with them on the second day if they have one available.
It is not a requirement of the course but advice will be given concerning concealment techniques. Again, please do not be concerned if you do not have one as the demonstrations will be more than sufficient.
A small hand held tape recorder (or digital) would be beneficial to make notes on during the foot and mobile surveillance exercises but again, this is not a requirement.
You should also bring a small notebook and pen that can easily be placed in your pocket to make notes if required.
If you require any further details in relation to this course or any of our courses, please contact us on:
Phone: (08) 9250 8233 (Perth)
Phone: (02) 9231 0888 (Sydney)
Local Call: 1300 656 735
Director of Training
Australian School of Security and Investigations