AINV13006 - Crash Lab Project 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate and apply all of the accident investigation and analysis theory studied in the Accident Forensics course. You will write a detailed accident investigation report, embracing the learnings of the entire Accident Forensics curriculum. During the residential school, you will be observing and reflecting on a demonstration court, and you will present evidence from your report and be cross-examined in the simulated court environment.


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

Prerequisite: AINV13003 Crash Lab Project 1 and Corequisite: AINV13004 Learning from Failure

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 - 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion 0%
2. Written Assessment 80%
3. Practical Assessment 20%

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

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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 appreciated that they could continue to request additional evidence as new lines of inquiry emerged in their investigations.
Continue to provide the opportunity to obtain additional evidence to support the development of new lines of inquiry for the investigations.
Action Taken
Evidence can still be requested up until the due date of the final assignment.
Source: Assessor feedback
Students would benefit from introducing a draft report stage into the major report assessment.
Structure the report assessment to introduce a draft report and feedback stage, followed by a final submission stage.
Action Taken
A draft report stage was introduced into the assessment criteria where peer review was adopted to assist students produce a better final report.
Source: Residential school feedback
Students were challenged by and enjoyed the opportunity to present evidence in a simulated court environment.
Develop the court residential school to further enrich the demonstration court and evidence presentation experiences.
Action Taken
The demonstration court has continued to be developed and is now an integral part of this unit. Since its inception it has become an eagerly anticipated component of the unit.
Source: Student feedback
Giving evidence, whilst intimidating at the time, gave good experience of what to expect if ever required to give evidence.
Continue the simulated court experience where students give evidence to defend their report.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say
Would have loved some feedback on the draft report from the lecturers
Examine ways to provide feedback of the draft report in conjunction with the peer feedback.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Prepare a detailed report and present evidence on a designated accident investigation
  2. Critically evaluate the usefulness of observed court processes, evidence and outcomes in Accident Forensics
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to disseminating findings from a major accident
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating accident investigator.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment