Conduct search and seizure

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 PSPREG009, 'Conduct search and seizure'.
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. Prepare for search and/or seizure

1.1 Identify the purpose of the search and confirm powers under legislation, policies and procedures relating to the search.

1.2 Make assessments of where evidence might be obtained.

1.3 Verify or obtain authority to search and/or seize and advise of intention to search.

1.4 Carry out operational planning to address the range of requirements for a search and/or seizure.

1.5 Perform risk assessment to ensure the search/seizure can be conducted safely.

1.6 Identify the need for assistance with the search and/or seizure and organise.

2. Implement search

2.1 Conduct search according to standard operating procedures to ensure thorough and systematic process is used.

2.2 Use equipment and/or technology and other resources.

2.3 Undertake search in accordance with lead agency requirements, where assistance is obtained.

2.4 Make records of the search process, items and/or evidence uncovered in the search, and subsequent action.

3. Conduct seizure

3.1 Consider alternatives to seizure and record and justify subsequent action.

3.2 Seize or deal with evidence and any related information in accordance with legal requirements and standard operating procedures.

3.3 Appraise, seize record and receipt evidence in accordance with the rules of evidence.

3.4 Remove, secure and dispose of if required, evidence, in accordance with the rules of evidence.

3.5 Protect the safety of self and others.

3.6 Conduct seizure process and complying with the rules of evidence.

4. Complete post search activities

4.1 Record and disseminate outcomes of search and seizure activities to required personnel.

4.2 Identify, record and act upon follow up actions as required.

4.3 Deal with third party claims to title of seized items and/or property where required.

4.4 Deal with damage to property during the search.

5. Debrief search and seizure

5.1 Seek feedback on own role in search and/or seizure regularly for continuous improvement.

5.2 Evaluate search and seizure outcomes, processes and procedures and recommend and action improvements.

5.3 Assess the value of assistance and/or joint operation relationships and teamwork and recommend and action improvements.