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.


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

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

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

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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

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
Students appreciate the opportunity to discuss their placement progress with the lecturer during the term.
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
Students found the tutorial activities helpful in progressing assessment tasks.
Continue to provide and record tutorials that contain activities which help the students progress their assessments.
Action Taken
Source: Staff reflection
Short videos on resumes, interview skills and career planning will help students with Portfolio 1.
Develop a series of short (10 minute) videos to provide additional support with specific aspects of Portfolio 1.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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