CQUniversity Unit Profile
AINV12004 Investigation Domain Contexts
Investigation Domain Contexts
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General Information

Overview

This unit will provide students the opportunity to compare and contrast the investigative domains of air, rail, road and industrial safety. Learners will evaluate the basic principles of accident investigation that are unique to each of the domains.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 10%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Some students require a documented set of instructions on how to format their written work.

Recommendation

Formatting instructions will be included in the assignment task requirements.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the basic principles of accident investigation that are unique to air, rail, road, and industrial accident contexts.
  2. Evaluate the aspects of accident investigation and forensics unique to air, rail, road and industrial contexts.
  3. Compare and contrast the domains of air safety, rail safety, road safety and industrial safety.
  4. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to diverse investigative contexts.
  5. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate practitioner.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sarah Wanner Unit Coordinator
s.wanner@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: Introduction to the unit

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: Common principles of the domains

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Tutorial: Date and Time TBA

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: Aspects that define a domain

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 1 Due: 1700 Friday 31 July 2020

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: The aviation domain part 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 2 Due: 1700 Friday 7 August 2020

Zoom Tutorial: Date and Time TBA

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: The aviation domain part 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: The rail domain part 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Domain Evaluation 1 Aviation Due:1700 Friday 28 August 2020

Zoom Tutorial: Date and Time TBA

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: The rail domain part 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded lecture: The road domain part 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Domain Evaluation 2 Rail Due: 1700 Friday 11 September 2020

Zoom Tutorial: Date and Time TBA

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: The road domain part 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: The industrial domain part 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Domain Evaluation 3 Road Due: 1700 Friday 25 September 2020

Zoom Tutorial: Date and Time TBA

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: The industrial domain part 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Pre-recorded Lecture: Other domains

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Domain Evaluation 4 Industrial Due: 1700 Friday 9 October 2020

Zoom Tutorial: Date and Time TBA

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Domain Comparison Due: Exam Week Monday (19 Oct 2020) 10:00 am AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz

Task Description

You are required to complete two quiz activities


Quiz 1 Moodle Post - Legislation in the domain
You will be required to explore the regulatory agency or agencies of one domain of your choice (aviation, rail, road and industrial) and:


1. Identify the Laws (Acts), regulations and other advisory documentation that define the domain
2. Give a short description of five of the above which explains how each assists to define the domain.


Your post should be limited to 500 words.
Provide a final reference list for the sources you have accessed and used. The final reference list is not included in your word count.
You will be able to see what your peers have posted only after you have posted your own submission.
Your response will be rated out of 5. No feedback will be given.


Quiz 2 Mind Map - Aspects that define a domain
Select a domain from the following options:

  • Aviation
  • Rail
  • Road
  • Marine

Your selection must be different from the one chosen in Quiz 1. The options do NOT include industrial.
Based on the lecture material and your own research, prepare a mindmap that demonstrates aspects that define the domain.
Your post may be uploaded as an attachment.
You will be able to see what your peers have posted only after you have posted your own submission.
Your response will be rated out of 5. No feedback will be given.


Number of Quizzes

2


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

As outlined in the Schedule


Return Date to Students

Two weeks following submission


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
To pass this unit students must attempt both quizzes and obtain an aggregate score of at least 50% for the unit overall.

Assessment Criteria

For Quiz 1 the following assessment criteria will apply:


1. Identification of the Laws (Acts), regulations and other advisory documentation that define the domain
2. Short description of five of the above which assists in defining the domain.


Where appropriate, sources used must be referenced in accordance with the Harvard system.


For Quiz 2 the following assessment criteria will apply:

The information provided is relevant and comprehensive to the chosen domain.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the basic principles of accident investigation that are unique to air, rail, road, and industrial accident contexts.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to diverse investigative contexts.
  • Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Domain Evaluation

Task Description

This assessment task requires you to evaluate the aspects of accident investigation and forensics unique to aviation (10%), rail (10%), road (10%) and industrial (10%) safety.

At the end of each of the aviation, rail, road and industrial modules you are required to:

  • Explore the web sites of the various regulatory and investigation agencies
  • Access a number of accident reports from the specific domain; and
  • Access any public accident databases relative to the domains (links to some useful sources of information will be provided in Moodle)

and respond to the following based on the accident reports you have accessed, as well as other information:

  1. What are the unique characteristics of this domain in relation to laws, technologies, operations and hazards?
  2. What agencies are responsible for regulation and investigation in the domain?
  3. What are the key definitions that define accident reporting in this domain and how are accidents reported?
  4. Are there any specific procedures and methods that are prescribed/recommended in this domain pertaining to how accidents are investigated?
  5. What accident investigation/forensic methods are used, that are unique to this domain?


Please note this assessment is to be submitted as four individual submissions, one for each domain. Each domain evaluation will be marked out of 10
Your assignment will not be successful unless you include the accident reports as indicated above.
Each submission should be approximately 1000 words.
A final reference list must be provided.


Assessment Due Date

As outlined in the Schedule


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after each submission.


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50%

Assessment Criteria

For each domain submission the following assessment criteria will apply:

  1. Identified the unique characteristics of this domain in relation to laws, technologies, operations and hazards (8 marks)
  2. Identified the agencies responsible for regulation and investigation in this domain (8 marks)
  3. Explained key definitions that define accident reporting in this domain and how are accidents reported (8 marks)
  4. Explained the procedures and methods prescribed/recommended in this domain (8 marks)
  5. Explained the accident investigation/forensic methods used that are unique to this domain (8 marks)


Where appropriate, sources used must be referenced in accordance with the current CQUni Harvard Referencing Guide.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the basic principles of accident investigation that are unique to air, rail, road, and industrial accident contexts.
  • Evaluate the aspects of accident investigation and forensics unique to air, rail, road and industrial contexts.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to diverse investigative contexts.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Domain Comparison

Task Description

This assessment task requires you to compare and contrast the domains of aviation safety, rail safety, road safety and industrial safety.

This assessment builds on the understandings derived in Assessment Task 2 - Domain Evaluation.
Drawing on the accident reports you accessed in Assessment 2 - Domain Evaluation, your learning and any additional material, respond to the following:


Part A (25%)
Compare and contrast the reports for each domain in relation to their effectiveness in:


1. Understanding what happened
2. Communicating why it happened
3. Explaining methods of analysis
4. Enabling the reader to reach the same conclusions as the author/s
5. Providing recommendations that are directly linked to the analysis and conclusion


Part B (25%)
Compare and contrast the domain investigation framework as a tool for domain learning and accident prevention
You must ensure that you use examples from the accident reports within your discussion and use current relevant literature to support your argument


Your submission should not exceed 3000 words for both Part A and B.
A final reference list must be provided.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (19 Oct 2020) 10:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Within two weeks of submission date


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must achieve a minimim grade of 50%

Assessment Criteria

Part A (25%)


1. Understanding what happened (5 Marks)
2. Communicating why it happened (5 Marks)
3. Explaining methods of analysis (5 Marks)
4. Enabling the reader to reach the same conclusions as the author/s (5 Marks)
5. Providing recommendations that are directly linked to the analysis and conclusions (5 Marks)


Part B (25%)

  1. Degree of comparison and contrast of the domain investigation framework as a tool for domain learning and accident prevention (10 Marks)
  2. Use of examples from the reports accessed in Assessment 2 - domain evaluations (10 Marks)
  3. Use of current relevant literature to support your argument (5 Marks)


Where appropriate, sources used must be referenced in accordance with the current CQUni Harvard Referencing Guide.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare and contrast the domains of air safety, rail safety, road safety and industrial safety.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to diverse investigative contexts.
  • Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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