CQUniversity Unit Profile
AINV13003 Crash Lab Project 1
Crash Lab Project 1
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General Information

Overview

This unit will provide students the opportunity to consolidate and apply all of the accident investigation and analysis theory studied in the Accident Forensics course to a real accident scenario. Learners will take a leadership role in planning and conducting a detailed accident investigation. Post investigation the learner will be required to analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: AINV11001 Real World Investigation and AINV11002 Socio-technical Systems and AINV12001 Investigation Methods Practice and AINV12002 Accident Phenomenology and AINV12003 Accident Forensics and coreq: AINV13001 Accident Analysis

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 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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. Group Discussion
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
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 and Residential School Feedback

Feedback

Students appreciate the ongoing development of new artefacts and scenarios at the Bundaberg Crash Lab Precinct.

Recommendation

Continue to develop the suite of artefacts and scenarios at the Bundaberg Crash Lab Precinct.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Plan and conduct a detailed accident investigation.
  2. Analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating 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
1 - Group Discussion - 0%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Group Discussion - 0%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 50%
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
Kevin Perry Unit Coordinator
k.perry@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Module 1

Lecture: Introduction and Course Overview

Tutorial : Applying What You Know

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q1 available

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 1 : Scene Management

Tutorial : Legal Professional Privilege & Media Management

Chapter

Reading - Evidence guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 2 : Digging Deeper

Tutorial : Asking Questions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q1 due (19 March 18) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 2 : Collating the Data - What are your facts?

Tutorial : Putting RWI and STS to work

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q2 available

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 3 : Collating the Data - Creating logic diagrams

Tutorial : Building a logic diagram from facts

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q3 Available

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q2 due (9 April 18) 09:00 hrs AM AEST

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 4 : Collating the Data - Filling in the gaps

Tutorial : Mind the logic gap

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q3 due (16 April 18) 09:00 AM AEST


Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Module 3 : Final Crash Lab Preparations

Lecture 1 : Are you ready?

Tutorial : Leading Teams

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q4 Available

Risk Assessment due for residential school.

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Residential School : 30 April - 4 May

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential School 30 April - 4 May, Bundaberg Crash Lab

Portfolio assessed during residential school

Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Module 4 : Conducting your Accident Analysis

Lecture 1 : Developing your Preliminary Analysis

Tutorial : Analysing with an HF lens

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online submission of res school materials (risk assessment and presentation slides) due (7 May 2018) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

Module 4 : Conducting your Accident Analysis

Lecture 2 : Narratives & Reflections

Tutorial : Road Testing your Logic Diagram

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion Assessment Q4 due (14 May 18) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Independent working on accident analysis diagrams and narrative.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Accident Analysis (Diagrams & Narrative) & Reflection due (28 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Students are required to provide and wear personal protective equipment when undertaking field activities at the residential school. Requirements will be outlined in lectures prior to the residential school.

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title
Preparing for the crash lab and analysis

Task Description

In this assessment task, your lecturer will start discussions in Moodle which will continue throughout the term, exploring key topics. These discussions will help you to prepare for the Crash Lab residential school and to start the analysis of your accident. Four specific discussion questions will be posted, you must participate in all four of these discussions. In each thread you must post your own submission and respond constructively to at least one other student's post.

More details about this assessment and the discussion questions themselves will be posted on the Moodle site throughout the term.

This is a Pass/Fail Discussion Assessment.

In your career, you will find yourself discussing points of view and you need to be able to argue your position effectively, “water cooler discussions”. These questions will give you practice in this skill and also get you thinking about your learning in the program to date, helping you prepare for the residential school and reporting activities.

To pass this assessment, you must participate actively and constructively in each of the 4 discussions, posting your thoughts in each discussion question and responding constructively to at least one other student’s post in each discussion question.


Assessment Due Date

Question 1 due 0900 Mon 20 Mar; Question 2 due 0900 Mon 9 Apr; Question 3 due 0900 Mon 16 April; Question 4 due 0900 Mon 14 May


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after the submission date


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Students must pass all four discussion questions to pass this assessment.

Assessment Criteria

For each discussion thread, you must post an answer which reflects your thoughts based on your readings and learnings in the program to date (remember your referencing too!). Ensure that in your post for each discussion thread, you:

· demonstrate your understanding of the question

· state your position or argument clearly and concisely

· support your position or argument with authoritative sources that are appropriately referenced.

When you respond to another student’s post in each of the discussion threads, engage constructively and respectfully with what they have said. For example, you could say whether you agree or disagree with them and explain why briefly, or you could take what they have said and extend it with another example.

Hint : Remember, these are discussions, NOT essays, a couple of paragraphs at most should do it.

The lecturer will provide progressive feedback on these discussion questions.

This is a Pass/Fail Discussion Assessment. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Post your submission and responses in the quiz area in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.
  • Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.


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

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Crash Lab Activities & Portfolio

Task Description

During the Crash Lab Project residential school, students will work in investigation teams to investigate a series of accidents. Each student will lead one team and work as a team member on a number of teams led by other students.

You will be accountable for the integrity of the investigation in which you are the leader. This includes responsibility for:

  • Managing your investigation team
  • Safety at the accident scene
  • Preservation of the the accident scene
  • Gathering and continuity of evidence
  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Identifying and collecting documentary and other evidence
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate logs
  • Initial analysis of the accident
  • Initial preparation of the applicable logic diagrams

Your practical application of the relevant theory will be assessed during the residential school against each of these subject areas. You and your team will collect evidence throughout the residential school. We will verify your understanding of your collected evidence Portfolio at the end of the residential school.

In addition, you will be required to prepare and deliver a presentation, supported by Powerpoint and other relevant artefacts, that describes your investigation, your preliminary analysis, including your preliminary logic diagrams.

There will be four parts to this this assessment:

Part A : Preparedness

  • Crash Kit Assessment
  • Risk Assessment

Part B : Advanced Scene Management and Evidence Collection

  • Accident Scenario - Team Leader Assessment
  • Collected evidence Portfolio

Part C : Initial Analysis

  • Verbal Presentation supported by visual materials

Part D : Professionalism

  • Throughout the residential school, students will be assessed on their ability to apply professional approaches to all activities.

The majority of the assessment will be completed during the residential school. Your completed Powerpoint presentation should also be uploaded into the applicable assessment lodgement area in Moodle by 0900 hours on the Monday following the residential school.

NOTE: In order for all students to satisfactorily complete this assessment, it will be necessary for students in the investigation teams to share their collected evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc with their team leader/s in a timely fashion. To facilitate this, students should each bring an appropriate USB stick to the residential school to facilitate the transfer of files.

Failure to share with your team leader (your evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc collected during the investigation activities at the residential school) in a timely fashion, will result in your failure of this assessment task.


Assessment Due Date

Risk assessment due via Moodle 1 week prior to residential school. Presentation slides are due via Moodle on 8 May 9am AEST. Assessment of the remainder of this assessment task will take place during the residential school.


Return Date to Students

Within 3 weeks of submission date


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must be graded Pass in all core skills: scene management, photography, mapping, witness interviewing and professionalism; during the residential school, to pass this assessment. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit

Assessment Criteria

The detailed assessment criteria for each part will be provided and explained during the term. In summary, students will be assessed on their demonstration of:

PART A: - Pre-planning Students are required to attend the first morning of the residential school with a completed effective risk assessment and a complete crash kit as detailed during the lectures. Failure to have these two items will result in the student being excluded from the practical activities of the residential school until the shortcomings are corrected. 

PART B: - Scene Management & Evidence Collection

Accident Scenario - Team Leader Assessment

Collected evidence – has collected, engaged with and can verbally explain the photos, sketch map and log sheets done by their team. Has witness statements to appropriate standard and has interviewed a number of witnesses. Has sufficient materials and understanding to be able to prepare a report. Recognises weaknesses in collected materials and has a plan to address them 

PART C: – Preliminary Analysis

Presentation – Presentation style, formatting, content & preliminary event tree logic diagram

PART D:– Professionalism Throughout the residential school, students are expected to apply professional approaches to all activities.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Risk Assessment submitted 1 week prior to residential school commencing (23 April 9am AEST). Presentation slides shall be submitted via Moodle immediately after the Residential School. These shall be in Word, Excel, Powerpoint or .pdf format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Plan and conduct a detailed accident investigation.
  • Analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.
  • Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Accident Analysis & Reflection

Task Description

PART A (40%) - Accident Analysis

During the Crash Lab Project residential school each student will have lead an investigation team.

For this assessment task you must:

  • Obtain copies of all the relevant physical and documentary evidence, photographs, logs, interview statements etc collected by the members of your investigation team as part of the investigation in which you were team leader
  • Develop your analysis of the accident and event tree which were commenced during the residential school
  • Prepare a preliminary analysis, including a narrative of causation which aligns with the causation logic of your event tree.

Assessment

The grade for this Assessment task accounts for 40% of the total assessment for this course.

Your submission for the preliminary analysis will include:

  • Timeline
  • PEEPO
  • Event Tree
  • Causation Narrative
  • Evidence Logs
  • Photographic Logs and Photos
  • Maps
  • Witness statements and/or records of interview

NOTE: In order for all students to satisfactorily complete this assessment, it will be necessary for students in the investigation teams to share their collected evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc with their team leader/s in a timely fashion. To facilitate this, students should each bring an appropriate USB stick to the residential school to facilitate the transfer of files.

Failure to share your relevant evidence and materials with your team leader/s in a timely fashion will result in your failure of this assessment task.

PART B (10%) - Reflection

You will be required to reflect on your preparedness for professional practice. For Part B of this assessment task, you are required to:

  • Reflect on your learning in the program to date.
  • Complete a self assessment of your Part A report (using criteria provided by your lecturer).
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to each of the crash lab activities (eg evidence collection, logic diagrams etc).
  • Explain how you will address any shortcomings prior to your industry placement.

You are free to present this Part B of the assessment in the format of your choice.


Assessment Due Date

28 May 9am AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
To pass this assessment, students must be graded Pass in all core skills: causation narrative and logic diagrams. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

Your report will be assessed on the comprehensiveness of your:

  • Description of the accident
  • Analysis of the evidence, including the logic and comprehensiveness of your logic diagrams
  • Alignment between the written causation narrative and the causation logic relationships of your logic diagrams

The detailed assessment criteria for each part will be provided and explained during the term. In summary, students will be assessed on their demonstration of:

Accident Analysis

Quality of the logic diagrams (PEEPO, Timeline and Event Tree)

Depth of analysis

Identification of latent failures

Consideration of similar accidents

Causation narrative alignment to logic diagrams

Written expression

Sources and referencing

Self-reflection

Critical Reflection of own learning and performance

Self assessment of the quality of your own work

Plan to extend strengths and address shortcomings

Written expression


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
All files are to be in .pdf format. Students should ensure that all diagrams, when enlarged are legible.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Plan and conduct a detailed accident investigation.
  • Analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.
  • Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • 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.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?