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In August 1992 the ICAC released a report on "the unauthorised release of government information". this strongly and categorically stated that the Police should never have anything to do with the Private Investigation industry.

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Be careful when selecting Training Courses and Training Providers !!!!!

 You can get caught out and it could cost you money !! - To avoid these pitfalls, the Institute recommends that members utilise the services of our experienced authorised RTO's. For more information please contact John Bracey (President) on (02)9975-6430 or our OHS/Training Director Alan Crothers on 0408271934.

The AIPD represents the best interests of our members and the industry. We work with our members and for the professional development and interests of our industry.  AIPD training services allow members and non members to access recommended RTO's.  Our authorised RTO's were selected over a two year assessment period. We selected and utilize extensively experienced RTO's who can offer a comprehensive range of Nationally recognised courses to cover all the requirements for our industry. We also offer members free information regarding the optimum courses to suit your particular professional career path. These courses cover Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), for Investigators & Commercial Agents including Establish, Manage & Administer Trust Accounts, Cert IV Government - Investigations, Cert IV in Government - Fraud Control, Cert IV in Occupational Health & Safety.   Licensing is a requirement in nearly all States, yes but it is not a qualification. You need to secure formal qualifications that best suit your chosen career path. Some RTO's often either do not know the range of courses you should be considering or simply do not offer you the information as they may not have the course under their legal training courses scope or know where to refer you. They generally will only sell you their particular product/s.







The Australian Institute of Private Detectives (AIPD) was first incorporated in January 1992 following the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiry into the unauthorised release of Government information. 

The AIPD is the largest body representing the Industry and was formulated by the Private Investigation Industry to promote new legislation to take the Industry into the 21st century.  The objectives of the AIPD are to institute professional and uniform training as well as ongoing education as to new laws affecting the Industry, which will benefit the commercial world and the general public.

It is essential for commercial interests and for the general public that the Industry has the same access to information in Government Departments and the private commercial areas as the Police have.  This will assist in assuring that the commercial industry and the general public have the benefit of the ruling of the High Court of Australia so that everybody will be equal before the Law as the High Court has ruled in the Ah Tin Teoh case on the 7th April 1995 and the Kable Legislation in September 1996. (refer submission to Privacy Commissioner 2004 and application to Privacy Commissioner for PID 22/11/05)

Membership includes listing on the AIPD Web site as well as in the Industry Directory and permission to use the Institutes Logo on member's Letterheads and business cards.

General Information

Our head office is located in Sydney, Australia.

81 Lady Davidson Circuit

Forestville NSW 2087

PO Box 276

Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

Phone: +612 9975 2147  


Our Executive Committee

Title Name Phone Fax


President John Bracey +612 9975 2147

+614 1576 1904

Vice President: Barry Sweet +612 9868 6599 +612 9868 6566 recovery@moneycollect.com.au
Secretary: Kurt Hippe +612 9838 1575 +612 9838 1576 secretary@aipd.com.au
Treasurer: Stephen Stocks +614 1221 8771   stephen@aipd.com.au
Training Coordinator: Alan Crothers

+617 5478 4033

+614 0827 1934

+617 5478 4033 apcrisk@gmail.com


Directors: Ken Armitage +612 9743 5649 +612 9743 1781 g.kane@bigpond.com.au
  Guy Oakley +614 1920 3792 +612 9389 4390 obdservices@ozemail.com.au
  Kevin Robinson +612 9371 0144 +612 9371 4947 klrs@iprimus.com.au
Leanne Smith +614 1488 8800 +612 9649 8382 repo1@optusnet.com.au
Solicitor to the Institute David Cohen +612 9212 7099 +612 9212 7039 David@dcohen.com.au
Accountant and Auditor to the Institute


Gould Ralph Pty Ltd +612 9032 3000 +612 9032 3088 mail@gouldralph.com.au



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