AINV20007 - Investigation Principles and Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will develop expertise in the investigation and analysis of the practical aspects of contemporary accident investigations. In addition, you will attend a compulsory residential school, which will consolidate and further develop your practical accident investigation and analysis skills to intermediate level. You will plan and prepare for an investigation, manage safety at the accident scene, lead an accident team, photograph the accident scene and the collection of evidence, interview a witness, map a scene, collect and preserve evidence. Subsequent to the residential school, you will also gain an in-depth understanding of the characteristics, strengths, weaknesses and effective application of key accident analysis tools and causation logic diagrams and effective media relations.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion 0%
2. Portfolio 50%
3. 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% 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: Have your say
Feedback
The subject matter overall was very interesting and directly relevant in my current role as a Federal Government Regulator. Whilst I only missed 1 or 2 lectures due to work, I loved the option to be able to go back and catch up in my free time. Blackboard Collaborate worked well the majority of the time, and was a handy tool to be able to discuss various topics in a live environment.
Recommendation
Keep the same format.
Action Taken
The format remained the same, apart from the move to Zoom, from Blackboard Collaborate.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Being able to do practical work as part of the assessment was great. Putting the theoretical learning in to practice helped with understanding how everything works together and what is needed.
Recommendation
Keep the same theoretical/practical mix
Action Taken
The same teaching mix was maintained
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
A unit that has a practical application. Both lecturers were very considerate of work/other issues that arose during the course, that is certainly a big plus for a post-grad course
Recommendation
Ensure that the practical component is maintained and that the empathy for outside time pressures is maintained
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Consideration may be given to keeping a consistent lecture delivery method between lectures. For example, either a 2 hour lecture or a 1 hour lecture plus a 1 hour tutorial. This will enable a routine to be developed, and save surprises.
Recommendation
Have a more delineating process in regards to the material delivered for the two main areas of this unit. (Investigation Principles and the Analysis components)
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the application of international, national and State laws related to accident investigation
  2. Evaluate methods of planning, preparing for and managing complex accident investigations
  3. Collect and evaluate evidence
  4. Evaluate and apply accident analysis models
  5. Reconstruct accident causation sequences using contemporary methods of reconstruction and simulation
  6. Evaluate methods for managing the media regarding their reporting of accidents
  7. Recognise the influence of legal professional privilege on the conduct of investigations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment