Detect, record and collect forensic evidence

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 POLFOR024, 'Detect, record and collect forensic evidence'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Detect, record and collect forensic evidence' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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. Detect physical evidence

1.1 Apply search methods, observation techniques and technical methods to detect forensic evidence.

1.2 Apply screening techniques to assist in locating forensic evidence.

1.3 Assess forensic evidence to identify potential contamination or loss.

1.4 Preserve forensic evidence to maximise evidentiary value.

1.5 Assess evidence to determine suitability for recording and collection.

2. Record physical evidence

2.1 Identify recording methods to document forensic evidence and scene.

2.2 Apply enhancement techniques to assist in recording forensic evidence.

2.3 Document details of scene and evidence using note-taking techniques.

2.4 Sketch scene and physical evidence for recording purposes.

2.5 Photograph details of scene and evidence for recording purposes.

2.6 Select markers and scales to accurately represent characteristics and information of the scene.

3. Collect physical evidence

3.1 Apply swab, lifting and hand picking techniques to gather evidence and reference samples.

3.2 Gather impression evidence using photography, casting and lifting techniques.

3.3 Gather exhibits for further forensic examination.

4. Package forensic evidence

4.1 Select packaging technique to prevent degradation or contamination.

4.2 Label items to ensure easy identification.

4.3 Seal items to maintain integrity and prevent contamination.

4.4 Assess items to determine if aeration is required.

4.5 Store items to maintain integrity and continuity and to prevent degradation.

4.6 Record details of evidence to enter into case notes and/or exhibit register and to maintain continuity.