Manage witnesses

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 PSPCRT402C, 'Manage witnesses'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage witnesses' 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



1. Facilitate court appearances of witnesses.

1.1. Presence of witnesses in the courtroom is permitted in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements for the type of proceedings.

1.2. Witnesses are identified, and their details provided to the court and recorded according to organisational policy and practices and legislative requirements.

1.3. Non-appearance of witnesses is reported to the court according to court procedures.

1.4. Witnesses are called, escorted to witness box and swearing in takes place, if required, in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements for the type of proceedings.

1.5. Witnesses who are apprehensive of giving evidence in front of an accused are provided with appropriate screening or videolink where this is available, at the direction of the presiding official and according to organisational procedures.

1.6. Administrative duties relating to witness appearances are completed according to organisational policy, procedures and timelines.

2. Maintain the integrity of court proceedings in a remote witness room.

2.1. Witness room is prepared and equipment checked to ensure it is fully operational.

2.2. Witness and other personnel authorised to be present are positioned according to organisational procedures so they are visible to the court, and those permitted to speak can be clearly heard.

2.3. Security of witnesses, witness rooms and exhibits is maintained at all times and any attempted security breach is immediately reported to the court according to standard operating procedures.

2.4. Functions in the witness room are performed according to set role, standard operating procedures and legislative requirements.

2.5. At the end of the evidence and examination, witnesses are delivered into the care of a responsible person and exhibits are returned in accordance with standard operating procedures and legislative requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPCRT402C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP40304 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance)
  • PSP40404 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Services)
  • PSP30304 - Certificate III in Government (Court Compliance)