Course Title: Apply investigative processes within justice environments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6124 Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Title: Apply investigative processes within justice environments

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST5710

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email: irene.pagliarella@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to apply appropriate and relevant investigative skills and procedure to conduct investigations, gather, record, assess and present evidence in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of, or demonstrated equivalence to, the following units of competency:

VU20861 Apply criminal law within justice environments
VU20862 Work with family violence contexts within justice environments
VU20863 Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments
VU20864 Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments
VU20865 Apply management and leadership within justice environments

And ONE of the following electives:

LGACOM406A Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentation
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20852 Apply investigative processes within justice environments

Elements:

1. Identify and apply responsibilities and legal obligations of investigative role within justice contexts

2. Identify and apply evidence procedures

3. Investigate and apply the legal process of presenting a case for prosecution

4. Apply sentencing principles to presenting a plea


Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Apply legal, ethical and operational requirements to investigate, gather evidence and prepare a case for prosecution within the Victorian criminal justice system
• Apply legal, ethical and operational requirements to prepare a plea within the Victorian criminal justice system
• Provide the evidence of knowledge of Victorian judicial, ethical and legal requirements of evidence gathering, recording, assessment of physical evidence and interviewing, including taking of notes and statements
• Provide the evidence of knowledge of Victorian judicial, ethical and legal requirements of criminal court procedures, preparation of prosecution cases and pleas
• Provide the evidence of knowledge of Victorian judicial, ethical and legal requirements of sentencing in Victoria


Overview of Assessment

Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including lecturers, tutorials, role-plays, practical exercises, case studies, observations, audio visual presentations, excursions, camp activities and interaction with individuals and groups in class and within the justice system.