Conduct 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 PUAPOL024B, 'Conduct investigations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Conduct investigations' 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 and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Maintain and evaluate operational direction


The investigation is conducted in accordance with the investigation plan


A process of continual assessment is applied to review and evaluate progress, and new directions planned and implemented in response to unforeseen events


The conduct of the investigation is sufficiently adaptable/flexible to allow for contingencies


Regular briefings and debriefings of all relevant personnel are conducted to ensure the sharing of information


Collect and analyse information relevant to investigations


The relevance and reliability of information sources are assessed in accordance with organisational guidelines


Relevant information is legitimately collected, analysed, and documented to further the investigation


Evidence from incoming information is identified, secured and controlled in accordance with organisational guidelines


All information obtained from crime scenes and throughout the conduct of the investigation is assessed to determine relevance


Seize, process and manage exhibits


Exhibits are identified, seized and documented


Continuity and security of exhibits is ensured to maintain integrity


Handling, recording, storing and disposing of exhibits complies with legislative and administrative procedures


Identify and investigate subjects and suspects


All organisational avenues of inquiry and investigative procedures are considered and utilised to identify subjects and suspects


Investigative techniques are selected and applied, in accordance with jurisdictional laws, policies, guidelines and established 'Codes of Ethical/Professional Conduct'


All relevant information is applied to identify and locate persons relevant to the investigation and eliminate persons who are not


Profiles are assessed to identify further avenues of inquiry


Persons are interviewed in accordance with organisational policies and guidelines


Develop subject profiles


Enquiries are conducted to develop subject profiles


Movements of profile subjects relating to the offence are identified and recorded


Profiles of subjects' antecedents are established and recorded


Risk or threat assessment levels are determined and recorded to inform subsequent action


Liaison is established with other appropriate agencies to facilitate development/identification/analysis of profiles


Profiles are recorded, documented and securely distributed, to inform relevant operatives in accordance with organisational policy


Implement responses to investigations


Briefings/debriefings are conducted to inform relevant stakeholders of past and subsequent actions


Relevant recommendations regarding the investigation are developed and forwarded to the delegated person for consideration/implementation

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAPOL024B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • PSP51704 - Diploma of Government (Investigation)
  • CSC40112 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice