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Investigative Research

2 evening classes for 3 hours, 1 day for 6.5 hours

This practical course teaches how to access information available on the public record, which is often missed by those who do not know how to look for it. The course covers land title searches, basic private, parliamentary records, government and public company records including databases on electoral funding and government contracts. It will draw on real case studies to illustrate key techniques used by investigative researchers.


To be confirmed



Register your interest for our next course: acij@uts.edu.au


  • $750 full fee
  • $675 ACIJ members
  • $600 concession (students and low income)
  • $525 UTS staff and students

Limited to: 14 participants

Location: UTS Broadway, CB10.05.330 (map)
Building 10, Level 5, Room 330, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo

To discuss this course or for more information please contact acij@uts.edu.au or call +61 2 9514 2488.


“ The course pointed me to some great resources that I hadn’t even scratched the surface of and it showed me how to navigate sites online that I had previously been unsuccessful with.” C. Herrick (2011)

“I particularly liked the use of case studies from the lecturers’ own work, which made the learning process easier.” Student (2011)

“There was a lot of information delivered and I particularly liked the fact that resources were delivered to help with home-based follow up.” M. Rice (2009)

“I felt that we were presented with a lot of information in a short period very effectively.” A. Funti (2009)

“It encouraged me to go further with my own research” Nick Deane (November 2012)

“I feel like I am now aware of more resources available to journalists that I didn’t know existed. The course also gave me ideas of where to look for stories and how to get started” Fiona William (November 2012)