Locate record and collect forensic samples

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 MSL975024A, 'Locate record and collect forensic samples'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Locate record and collect forensic samples' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Prepare for evidence/sample collection


Locate evidence/sample using observation and appropriate detection methods


Identify appropriate sample collection methods


Prioritise the evaluation of items of evidence to ensure maintenance of sample integrity


Record locations and details of evidence/ samples


Identify appropriate methods to record the evidence/samples in accordance with quality systems and within resource constraints


Record position of located evidence using a variety of appropriate techniques


Produce documented records of evidential material according to judicial and/or enterprise guidelines


Collect evidence/ samples


Collect sufficient number and quantity of evidence/samples (where possible) to allow complete examination or analysis and to represent the mass of the physical evidence


Collect controls and reference samples where possible and appropriate


Collect latent evidence using physical or chemical methods


Package evidence/ samples


Package, transport and store evidence/samples to ensure continuity and maintain integrity of forensic samples


Collect and document details of evidential material in case notes and/or in the evidence register to maintain chain of custody


Maintain a safe work environment


Identify risks, hazards, safety equipment and control measures associated with evidence/sample collection


Use personal protective equipment and safety procedures specified


Minimise the generation of wastes and environmental impacts


Ensure the safe disposal of waste


Clean, care for and store equipment and consumables in accordance with enterprise procedures