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Diploma of Forensic Investigation POL54115

Overview

The Diploma of Forensic Investigation provides students with the necessary knowledge, technical skills and attitudes to effectively perform the duties of a volume crime scene forensic investigator.
This is a restricted Police qualification, students must be currently employed by and nominated by an approved policing agency to be eligible to enrol.

Qualification:

Diploma of Forensic Investigation POL54115

Course No:

DP-FE26

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

1 years part-time over 2 semesters
Online with residential practical session at Bruce campus.

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. Subject costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available. The fees below apply unless training as an apprentice or trainee.

Indicative Cost:

$3,700

Likely Job Outcome:

Forensic investigator

Application Type:

Full Fee
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Entry Requirements

Must be currently employed by an Australian Policing Agency or Military Police and be nominated/supported either financially or otherwise by the relevant jurisdictional forensic section within that State/Territory; AND Demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills to undertake vocational education and training at the diploma level.

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 4 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 6 subjects

Complete all 6 subjects

  • POLFOR023   Maintain a safe forensic working environment
    • CIT Code: FOSC137
      Cost: Full fee $270.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to maintain a safe working environment while working in a forensic role. This includes the assessment of situational risks and hazards, the safe use of equipment and consumables, and the development of risk mitigation strategies. It may be applied in the field at incident/crime scenes or in a laboratory. This unit applies to those working as police staff involved in forensic examination. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to work health and safety (WHS). Those undertaking this role would work independently while remaining responsible for reporting to senior staff. They would demonstrate adaptability across a broad range of contexts. while performing a range of complex tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • POLFOR024   Detect, record and collect forensic evidence
    • CIT Code: FOSC133
      Cost: Full fee $730.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to detect, record and collect forensic evidence in order to maximise the potential evidentiary value of exhibits. This may be applied in the field at incident/crime scenes or in a laboratory. This unit applies to those working as police staff involved in forensic examination. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to work health and safety (WHS). Those undertaking this role would work autonomously while remaining responsible for reporting to senior staff. They would demonstrate adaptability across a broad range of contexts while performing a range of complex tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • POLFOR025   Process forensic evidence
    • CIT Code: FOSC134
      Cost: Full fee $730.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to conduct and facilitate the analysis of forensic evidence. This unit applies to those working as police staff involved in forensic examination. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to work health and safety (WHS). Those undertaking this role would work autonomously while remaining responsible for reporting to senior staff. They would demonstrate adaptability across a broad range of contexts while performing a range of complex tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • POLFOR017   Contribute to and comply with quality systems
    • CIT Code: FOSC132
      Cost: Full fee $450.00
      Description: This unit is a restricted Police unit of competency. Content of restricted Police units of competency is not published on the National Register. Public access to these units of competency has the potential to compromise Police operations. Content of these units is maintained separately and is only available to persons authorised by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA), visit their website available in the links.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • POLFOR026   Prepare and present forensic evidence
    • CIT Code: FOSC412
      Cost: Full fee $790.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to prepare and present evidence, statements and submissions in order to contribute to forensic investigations. This includes the stages of planning, presenting and reviewing evidence. This unit applies to those working as police staff involved in forensic investigation. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to work health and safety (WHS). Those undertaking this role would work autonomously while remaining responsible for reporting to senior staff. They would demonstrate adaptability across a broad range of contexts while performing a range of routine tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • POLFOR027   Assess and control incident/crime scene
    • CIT Code: FOSC413
      Cost: Full fee $730.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to assess and control incident/crime scenes, including identifying resource requirements and preliminary scene examination. This unit applies to those working as police staff involved in forensic examination. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to work health and safety (WHS). Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously while remaining responsible for reporting to senior staff. They would demonstrate adaptability across a broad range of contexts while performing a range of complex tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au