AINV12002 - Accident Phenomenology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide students with the basis for explaining the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice. On completion, students will be able to explain the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of key theoretical accident causation models and apply the models to accident scenarios.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 20%
4. Written Assessment 50%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.91% response rate.

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.

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Students identified that the learnings from Socio-Technical Systems could be applied in this unit.
Review whether Socio-Technical Systems should be a prerequisite for this unit.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say survey.
Students appreciated the opportunities to connect with lecturers and other students via the Zoom tutorials.
Continue with online Zoom tutorials in the next offering of this unit.
Action Taken
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There needs to be additional clarification of assignment details and marking in the course seemed to be more harsh than in other 2nd year courses
Additional tutorials will be incorporated into future course offerings to provide further opportunities to explain assessments and give students additional opportunities to ask questions regarding assignments. Additional proactive grading and feedback moderation processes will be introduced before the next offering of this course
Action Taken
Zoom tutorials were provided which included further opportunities to explain assignments. Students who participated in these tutorials were successful. Extensive feedback on all student assignments was provided in a timely manner.
Source: Have your say
Planning and delivery methods for the course did not assist flex students who wanted to accelerate learning to accommodate other work commitments.
Alternate methods for delivery of course content will be explored to provide course materials at the commencement of term to give flex students accelerated learning opportunities in the next course offering.
Action Taken
Alternate methods of delivery introduced this term included, Zoom tutorials and additional readings that were selected to assist students who wished to make accelerated progress.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice.
  2. Use accident causation models to establish accident causation factors.
  3. Apply accident causation models to contemporary accident case studies.
  4. Evaluate the application and effectiveness of accident causation models.
  5. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident phenomenology.
  6. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate practitioner.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment