Participate in police investigations

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 POLAUX011, 'Participate in police investigations'.
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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Respond to incident scene

1.1 Identify whether investigation of incident is required.

1.2 Identify persons of interest and potential witnesses to support the investigation.

1.3 Conduct search of incident scene to identify potential evidence for collection.

1.4 Provide guidance to junior members on identifying and securing incident scenes and evidence.

2. Collect exhibits

2.1 Consider exhibits to identify whether they should be collected or left undisturbed for further examination.

2.2 Select packaging for exhibits for preservation and contamination prevention.

2.3 Handle exhibits in a manner which minimises contamination and maintains integrity.

2.4 Ensure continuity of evidence to maintain the evidentiary value of exhibits.

2.5 Record details of exhibits for evidentiary purposes.

3. Consider information and evidence related to incident/crime scene

3.1 Assess information and evidence for potential relevance to investigation.

3.2 Identify and gather potential evidence for recording and investigation purposes.

3.3 Review incident to determine whether an offence has occurred.

4. Support interview process

4.1 Identify potential interviewees to facilitate investigation.

4.2 Assess welfare of interviewee to determine fitness for interview.

4.3 Take statements from interviewee to support investigations.

4.4 Participate in offender interview to support judicial process.

4.5 Ensure chronology of information is accurately recorded.

5. Conduct searches

5.1 Determine search options in accordance with legislated police powers.

5.2 Conduct risk assessment to protect safety of self, colleagues and public.

5.3 Plan search according to investigation requirements and resource constraints.

5.4 Conduct searches in a manner that minimises risk to self and organisational reputation.