To become a licensed Private Investigator in South Australia does not require investigative experience. The state will issue you a South Australia Private Investigator's license if you meet the basic Private Investigator requirements and take a simple government Private Investigator licensing course. This license is called INVESTIGATION AGENT. This license will let you work as an employee of a South Australia PI agency. When you get your South Australia PI license, you'll need to know how to perform investigations fit for Private Investigations, such as surveillance (the government course will not teach this). After learning how to perform investigations, you can simply work as a Private Investigator in South Australia for a PI agency. To become a Private Investigator in South Australia that can perform, it is recommended that you first learn how to work investigations relevant to the PI industry, such as surveillance for insurance fraud files. The fact that South Australia does not have experience or surveillance education requirements does not mean that the quality of investigations is less in South Australia than in other states. In fact, due to poor state industry standards, having a PI license in general does not make you a qualified Investigator regardless of experience or education requirements. The poor industry standard come from the non-relevant experience most, if not all, states require of you to become a licensed Private Investigator. This non-relevant experience can be education degrees and non-PI investigative experience.