Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation)
10 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
10 core units
Liaise with other organisations
Manage involvement in the judicial process
Develop productive working relationships
Employ media strategies
Manage police investigations
Conduct police investigations
Manage incident scenes
Conduct investigative interviews
Manage physical evidence
Manage information within specialised policing functions
Pathways into the qualification
In the public safety industry, qualification pathways depend on a range of factors specific to each industry such as organisational/agency structure, promotional structure and rank structure.
Policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards for police personnel that should be contextualised within the specifics of each Police jurisdiction/ agency/organisational policy and procedure.
A recruit will join a Police agency, generally become a Police Officer and subsequently move into a specialist role (such as a supervisor, detective, dog handler, scientific officer etc.).
Therefore, the recruit will be equipped vocationally with generic Police competencies, and often move into a supervising, managing, leading role or into a technical specialist role.
Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:
achievement of the PUA50212 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)
completion of police jurisdictional specific training
entry points that demonstrate potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, including: appropriate vocational experience within a range of environments such policing, investigations and other relevant environments or appropriate work experience in a investigations environment.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving the PUA60312 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role. Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to:
commence the PUA80312 Vocational Graduate Certificate of Public Safety (Police Investigation)
undertake supervision and management policing qualifications
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60312 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation) have been reproduced in the table below.
This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.
Public Safety qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.
Employability Skills Statement
communicate facts in a fluent, clear and interesting manner
communicate questions in the interview that reflect fairness, objectivity and impartiality to the interviewee
prepare and submit documents
counsel and mentor colleagues
motivate, lead and direct individuals/team
respond to the concerns of individuals and work teams
deal with issues raised through consultations and promptly resolve or refer to the appropriate personnel for resolution
make decisions and solve problems
solve problems in responding to a range of incident scene contexts
Initiative and enterprise
analyse situations and think logically
establish rapport with interviewee to enhance communication
retain professionalism under duress
Planning and organising
organise and manage time effectively
regularly review and modify elected interview strategies to adapt to changing circumstances
overtly display professionalism in all day-to-day work activities
review own performance during interview to identify areas for improvement
show empathy with victims and operational personnel
learn about court procedures and processes
learn about organisational corporate goals, plans and strategies
learn about relevant law, policies and procedures
manage computers and information
use recording equipment
use specialised investigatory equipment such as fingerprinting equipment, computer software, photographic equipment etc.