Assess, control and examine electronic incident scenes

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 DEFFOR011, 'Assess, control and examine electronic incident scenes'.
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. Respond to incident

1.1 Receive, record, acknowledge and prioritise tasking.

1.2 Undertake preliminary assessment and anticipate likely resource requirements prior to arrival at the incident scene.

2. Assess the scene

2.1 Obtain information from relevant personnel to determine incident details.

2.2 Survey the incident scene to establish its scope within the scene assessment.

2.3 Identify resources required to conduct examination of the scene.

2.4 Identify risk factors and develop strategies to maintain personnel safety and preserve physical evidence.

2.5 Identify tactical factors and resulting priorities to assist decision making/subsequent action.

2.6 Establish a systematic plan of action.

2.7 Conduct a systematic search to identify relevant physical evidence, and maintain the integrity of the evidence.

3. Control the scene

3.1 Coordinate investigations to preserve life, property and evidence, minimise disruption and comply with operational safety guidelines.

3.2 Task and coordinate support personnel if necessary to manage the incident scene.

3.3 Establish and review perimeters to maintain security and integrity of the scene.

3.4 Maintain a record of movement where relevant.

3.5 Safeguard persons at the scene and prevent contamination or alteration of the scene.

3.6 Identify entry and exit paths to preserve evidence and maintain safety of personnel.

3.7 Assess the incident scene to identify subsequent investigative and/or forensic action.

4. Examine and interpret the scene

4.1 Record the nature and location (spatial relationships) of physical evidence and identify the sequence of events.

4.2 Draw conclusions from the physical evidence.

4.3 Review the conclusions if additional relevant evidence is identified.

Qualifications and Skillsets

DEFFOR011 appears in the following qualifications:

  • DEF53115 - Diploma of Electronic Forensics