Part A: Preparedness
This assessment is designed to ensure that you are well prepared for your practicum at the crash lab. This assessment requires you to undertake a series of activities that will help you maximise your preparedness to be successful.
In order to achieve this you will need to:
Review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to identify suitable literature, document templates and tools to support your investigation activities at the crash lab
Review the feedback you received for your workbook assessment tasks in AINV11003 Introduction to Investigative Methods
Review your learning from all previous AINV courses
Participate in the course lectures, or watch the recordings in Moodle, each week in the lead up to the residential school (Students in previous years have found this to be invaluable).
Prepare your crash kit, including all document templates and copies, to bring to the res school. The minimum requirements for your crash kit will be discussed during the lectures and in Moodle. Your crash kit will be assessed on the first day of the res school.
Complete a risk assessment of the hazards, risks and issues you might expect to encounter at the crash lab. As a minimum, you should assess the hazards you might expect to encounter at a two car collision on a suburban road. The risk assessment will be assessed on the first day of the residential school and must be submitted via Moodle by the end of residential school.
Part B: Scene Management and Collection
During the residential school activities you will be working in teams. Each student will have the opportunity to collect and document physical evidence, take photographs of an accident scene, map an accident scene, interview witnesses and lead an investigation team.
Students will update and add to their portfolios during the scheduled activities in the Crash Lab. These will include:
Accident scene sketches
Evidence and photograph logs
Photographs of the scene
Statements of Interview
Before the end of the residential school your portfolios will be assessed so that you can demonstrate your understanding of the material you have collected. Your team leadership, team participation and witness interview technique will also be assessed during the activities at the residential school.
Note: You will be required to share your portfolios items you created at the res school with other members of your investigation team, so that your team members can complete their own practicum reports following the res school. Please make sure you bring a large capacity USB stick to the res school so that you can easily share files with your peers.
Please note: For members of your investigation teams to successfully finalise their portfolio items you will need to share the artefacts that you collected or created during the investigation of the accidents scenes. Failure to provide this information to your investigation team members in the period specified by your lecturers, will result in an automatic fail of this assignment.
Part C: Presentation
During the res school you will develop and present a 10 minute talk, with supporting visual media on a topic to be advised during residential school. The instructions for this presentation will be provided on Day 1 of residential school. You will submit the visual media via Moodle by 0900 hours on the Monday after your residential school.
Part D: Professionalism:
Throughout the Residential School students will be assessed on their ability to apply professional approaches to all activities.
NOTE: In order for all students to satisfactorily complete this assessment it will be necessary for students in the investigation teams to share their collected evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc. with their team leader/s in a timely fashion. To facilitate this, students should each bring an appropriate USB stick to the Residential School to facilitate the transfer of files.
Failure to share with your team leader (your evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc collected during the activities at the Residential School) in a timely fashion, will result in your failure of this assessment task.