Provide support in criminal law matters

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver DEFDPL011, 'Provide support in criminal law matters'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Plan and prepare for the provision of support in criminal law


Receive and act on instructions that require the provision of support in criminal law


Analyse circumstances, and interpret and clearly define discipline issues


Prepare and process documents involved in criminal law matters


Identify, prepare and process documents in accordance with legal practices and procedures


Despatch documents in accordance with legal practices and procedures


Check incoming documents for completeness and timely delivery, and contact sender where insufficient information is supplied or deadlines are not honoured


Review requests for information with instructing legal officer and retrieve, copy and despatch identified documents in accordance with legal practices and procedures


Perform research to support instructing legal officer


Review files and determine research requirements in conjunction with instructing legal officer


Retrieve and process relevant documents and exhibits


Retrieve, research and review precedent and case law, and make summaries as required


Forward summaries from research and review to instructing legal officer and present explanations as required


Assist instructing legal officer to prepare for trial or service discipline proceedings


Identify relevant trial/tribunal and prepare appropriate files


Communicate to instructing legal officer, communications from client, police and other authorities, and details of client charge and bail status


Discuss file with instructing legal officer, and plan and diarise work


Canvass availability of legal officers and forward details to instructing legal officer to facilitate engagement


Contact opposing party’s legal representative on behalf of instructing legal officer and exchange relevant information


Prepare briefs for legal officers in conjunction with instructing legal officer and deliver brief as required


Facilitate liaison and communication between instructing legal officer and relevant other parties


Forward reminders of pending critical dates to relevant persons


Conduct trial/tribunal and post-trial/tribunal administration


Prepare/process relevant trial/tribunal administrative instruction


Notify trial/tribunal participants of relevant details


Notify court/tribunal relevant personnel


Collect and archive, as required, post-trial/tribunal relevant documents, process outcomes, prepare accounts and notify relevant reviewing authority