Advise on progress of 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 PSPREG418A, 'Advise on progress of 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



1. Summarise and report on progress of investigation

1.1 Ongoing monitoring of the investigation, changes in direction and resource implications are recorded and reported.

1.2 Progress, problems and resource usage are reviewed in accordance with the investigation plan.

1.3 Progress reports/briefings are prepared and disseminated in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.4 Records and systems are secured and updated regularly in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2. Identify and analyse problems

2.1 Problems are recorded and suggestions made for resolving or referring them.

2.2 Modifications to the process of investigation are suggested and solutions are implemented where practicable.

2.3 Referral of the investigation to another agency is recommended where jurisdiction/resources make this the preferred option under organisational policy and procedures.

2.4 If no further action is to be taken on an investigation, reasons and supporting documentation are recorded in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2.5 If an investigation is terminated, recommendations for referral to another organisation are made if appropriate and are documented for the organisation's information in future similar cases.

3. Recommend further action

3.1 Any areas of potential risk identified by/affecting the investigation are notified in accordance with organisational policy and procedures, together with suggestions for early intervention measures.

3.2 Suggestions are made regarding further avenues of enquiry.

3.3 Follow-up tasks are identified and actioned in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPREG418A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • PSP42210 - Certificate IV in Government (Workplace Relations)
  • PSP41504 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
  • PSP41404 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
  • PSP41804 - Certificate IV in Government (Road Transport Compliance)
  • SFI40411 - Certificate IV in Fisheries Compliance
  • PSP41812 - Certificate IV in Government (Road Transport Compliance)
  • PSP42212 - Certificate IV in Government (Workplace Relations)
  • DEF42112 - Certificate IV in Intelligence Operations
  • PSP41412 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
  • PSP41512 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
  • TLI40115 - Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation