Course Title: Apply Investigative Processes in a Justice Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6077

Course Title: Apply Investigative Processes in a Justice Environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 75.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Georgy Dumas

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254203

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to examine and apply the Investigative Skills and procedures to conduct an investigation: to gather, record and present evidence in a court of law, together with an understanding of the witness’ responsibility and privacy and confidentiality issues.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

  • Work in a Legal Environment

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU368 Apply Investigative Processes in a Justice Environment


01 Examine the role of an Investigator in a Criminal Justice Environment

02 Investigate the Ethical Issues confronting an Investigator 

03 Evaluate the provisions relating to confidential information and Privacy legislation

04 Identify and apply the processes used to gather and record Evidence are identified

05 Analyse the processes and requirements of notetaking in Criminal and Civil hearings

06 Identify and apply the processes, methodology and legal obligations in conducting interviews

07 Identify and implement the procedures, duties and  legal and ethical responsibilities of persons and parties involved in Criminal or Civil Court hearings

Learning Outcomes

  • See elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will include:

  • Weekly "challenge" tests to ensure understanding of underpinning legislative and procedural requirements to Industry standards
  • Progressive development of the elements  of a Brief of Evidence to Industry standards
  • Examination
  • Completion of a comprehensive Brief of Evidence to a standard for submission and presentation in a Court of Law