Conduct hearings

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 POLPRO005, 'Conduct hearings'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Conduct hearings' 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. Review evidence

1.1 Evaluate brief critically to determine applicable rules of evidence.

1.2 Evaluate witness testimony prior to the hearing to determine evidence to be presented.

1.3 Verify evidence is admissible and available for hearing.

1.4 Communicate with stakeholders prior to the hearing to evaluate issues.

2. Prepare case concepts

2.1 Develop case concept utilising the information contained in the brief of evidence.

2.2 Determine presentation of prosecution case in accordance with case concept.

2.3 Identify legal principles to support the case concept.

3. Present prosecution cases

3.1 Present preliminary information to commence hearing.

3.2 Call witnesses to provide evidence to court.

3.3 Elicit evidence in chief from witnesses to cover elements of the offences.

3.4 Tender exhibits to provide evidence to court.

3.5 Record evidence presented by cross-examined witnesses for reference purposes.

3.6 Evaluate evidence presented by cross-examined witnesses critically to determine necessity of re-examination and submissions.

3.7 Re-examine witnesses to clarify witness responses in cross-examination.

4. Examine defence witnesses

4.1 Record evidence provided by defence witnesses for reference purposes.

4.2 Evaluate witness evidence critically to develop cross examination strategy.

4.3 Cross-examine defence witnesses to test credibility of witness and reliability of evidence.

5. Make submissions and objections

5.1 Prepare submissions utilising relevant facts, legislation and case law.

5.2 Evaluate evidence and/or questions critically to determine relevance and admissibility.

5.3 Deliver submissions and objections throughout the hearing.

6. Finalise cases

6.1 Analyse circumstances of the case to determine need for applications.

6.2 Submit applications to obtain court orders.

6.3 Record issues and court outcomes for future reference.

6.4 Process briefs for administrative purposes.

6.5 Communicate with stakeholders to inform them of outcomes.

6.6 Analyse conduct of prosecution case critically to identify areas for improvement.

6.7 Develop recommendations to inform continuous improvement.