AINV13005 - Accident Forensics Professional Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit focuses on applying professional skills in real world practice environments. During this unit you will experience and participate in investigations and investigation-related projects during a placement with an external organisations. At the end of the unit, you will prepare a structured presentation on your placement and present it to members of faculty and your peers at the conference residential school. This unit also provides you with the opportunity to explore methods of critical self-appraisal and continuing professional development.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

AINV13003 Crash Lab Project 1

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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).

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. Portfolio 30%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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.

Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Students appreciate the opportunity to discuss their placement progress with the lecturer during the term.
Recommendation
Continue to support students with follow up phone calls whilst they are on placement.
Action Taken
Follow up phone calls were made to all placement supervisors, mentors and students during placement. Face to face placement discussions were held with students where possible.
Source: Anecdotal student feedback
Feedback
Students found the tutorial activities helpful in progressing assessment tasks.
Recommendation
Continue to provide and record tutorials that contain activities which help the students progress their assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff reflection
Feedback
Short videos on resumes, interview skills and career planning will help students with Portfolio 1.
Recommendation
Develop a series of short (10 minute) videos to provide additional support with specific aspects of Portfolio 1.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Participate in accident investigations conducted by stakeholder organisations.
  2. Critically appraise personal development as an accident forensics professional.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to professional practice in accident forensics.
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.
  5. Create and deliver a formal presentation related to accident forensics.

Nil

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment