Manage complex 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 POLINV008, 'Manage complex 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. Determine investigative priorities

1.1 Review existing and upcoming investigations to identify priorities.

1.2 Evaluate influencing factors to inform investigations.

1.3 Prioritise investigations to align with jurisdictional objectives.

2. Manage resources

2.1 Identify expenditure and required resources to maximise effectiveness of complex investigations.

2.2 Allocate resources to achieve investigative objectives.

2.3 Re-allocate resources to respond to changing investigation circumstances and requirements.

2.4 Negotiate with stakeholders to secure resources.

2.5 Identify additional resource requirements to achieve investigative objectives.

3. Oversee complex investigations

3.1 Communicate with stakeholders to determine investigative requirements.

3.2 Seek authorisation of investigation plans.

3.3 Monitor investigative activities to ensure adherence to investigative plans.

3.4 Assess impacting factors to guide the direction of complex investigations.

3.5 Apply risk management strategies to mitigate investigative risks.

3.6 Manage security arrangements throughout complex investigations.

3.7 Coordinate communication to facilitate the flow of information during complex investigations.

3.8 Evaluate information, intelligence and evidence continually to determine impact on current and future investigations and actions.

3.9 Record critical decisions to ensure accountability.

4. Perform quality assurance activities

4.1 Review investigative processes continually to determine effectiveness.

4.2 Review critical decisions to ensure compliance with investigative objectives.

4.3 Review exhibit and forensic management plans to manage changing circumstances and investigation requirements.

4.4 Evaluate quality of information, intelligence and evidence continually to meet investigative objectives.

4.5 Adjust investigative activities to maintain investigative focus.

5. Conduct post-investigation activities

5.1 Review recommendations and outcomes of complex investigations to improve future investigations.

5.2 Inform stakeholders of the outcome of investigations.

5.3 Oversee the conclusion of investigations.