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Diploma of Forensic Identification (Biometrics) 10732NAT

Overview

This course will provide biometric assessors with a range of forensic identification, knowledge and skills to define, assess, analyse, apply, evaluate, research and report on facial or document comparisons. This qualification will provide learners with the practical and theoretical skills to analyse biometric systems for forensic identification.

Qualification: Diploma of Forensic Identification (Biometrics) 10732NAT
Program No: DP-HS29
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 years (part-time) approximately 10 hours per week and additional 5 hours per week of independent study.
Cost Info:

The 2019 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.

Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Likely Job Outcome: Facial Image Reviewer or Facial Image Comparison Specialist in a public or private organization.
Enrolment Type: Standard
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Additional Information

It is recommended that applicants are currently working in a public or private sector agency that undertakes facial comparison and/or document examination investigations.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Applicants must:

have completed the Certificate IV in Biometric Technologies (10061NAT) or an equivalent qualification OR be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge

OR

have at least two years of full-time employment in forensics.

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 program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. 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 program. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • 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 8 subjects

Core: Complete all 4

  • DFIIMG001   Apply specialist digital imaging techniques
    • CIT Code: FOSC414
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine digital images for forensic analysis. This includes establishing the examination requirements, planning the examination, examining and analysing images, reporting and finalising the examination. It requires the abilities to employ specialist digital imaging techniques to examine and compare digital images for forensic evaluation. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, assessing councils, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions. This unit applies to roles that involve assessing and comparing digital images from sources, including biometric systems, cameras and scanners, within the workplace, and when the examination of those images is integral to the progression of an investigation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • DFIPPR001   Apply professional practices in specialist examination roles
    • CIT Code: FOSC415
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to ensure that examiners apply current standards of quality practice and ethical behaviour in a forensic examination setting. This unit requires knowledge of the industry’s quality and accreditation requirements as well as codes of ethics and their application to practice. It requires the abilities to consider quality and ethical issues and reflect on and continuously develop professional practice. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, assessing councils, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial organisations. This unit applies to roles that involve understanding the responsibilities of specialist service providers in investigative and legal industries, knowledge of national and international peak professional bodies within the biometrics and document examination community, and to further develop knowledge quality assurance, ethical practices, professional practices, validation, regulations, codes of conduct, biases, limitations, industry accreditation and standards.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • DFIPRE001   Present evidence in a judicial system
    • CIT Code: FOSC416
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to present evidence in a judicial setting. The unit includes preparation of evidence, presenting evidence and reflecting on own practice. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, assessing councils, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial organisations. This unit applies to roles that involve preparation and presentation of evidence in accordance with established legal and organisational protocols. This includes the preparation of reports, statements, photographs, charts and other techniques for presenting technical evidence before courts, commissions and tribunals. Also, an understanding of the rules of evidence and giving evidence during examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination with emphasis placed on appreciating and complying with courtroom protocols and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPSCI013   Initiate and conduct scientific/technological research
    • CIT Code: FOSC417
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to conduct scientific and/or technological research at a level meriting national recognition where superior initiative and judgment are used within strategically important areas. It includes formulating the research question, devising the research methodology, conducting and managing the research, and publishing and presenting the research results. This unit applies to those working in scientific and/or technological research at a high level. 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. Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously with supervisory responsibilities, while performing sophisticated tasks in a range of contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 4

  • DFIFAC001   Apply specialist facial image comparison techniques
    • CIT Code: FOSC418
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct detailed comparisons of controlled and uncontrolled facial images. It includes the use of specialist techniques employed in the examination of facial images. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, assessing councils, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial organisations. This unit applies to roles that involve assessing and conducting specialist facial image comparisons using techniques, including biometric facial systems, within the workplace, and where the identification of facial images is integral to the further progression of an investigation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • DFIMBS001   Advise on multibiometric system applications and emerging technologies
    • CIT Code: FOSC419
      Cost: Standard $187.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to advise on multibiometric systems for workplace implementation. This includes identifying, assessing and reporting on multibiometric systems to meet the needs of the workplace and researching emerging biometric technologies for suitability in a multibiometric system. It requires the abilities to analyse current and emerging biometric systems to meet a workplace need. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, assessing councils, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial organisations. This unit applies to roles that involve assessing, evaluating and reporting on current and emerging multibiometric systems for workplace operations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • DFIVID001   Apply specialised techniques to video and closed circuit television for forensic analysis
    • CIT Code: FOSC420
      Cost: Standard $198.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine video and closed circuit television (CCTV) footage and frames for forensic analysis. This includes establishing the examination requirements, planning the examination, examining and analysing video and CCTV footage and frames, reporting and finalising the examination. It requires the abilities to employ specialist analysis techniques to examine and compare video and CCTV footage and frames for forensic evaluation. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, assessing councils, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial organisations. This unit applies to roles that involve assessing and comparing video and CCTV footage and frames from sources, including biometric systems and video cameras, within the workplace, and when the examination of footage is integral to the progression of an investigation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • DFISTA001   Apply statistical techniques to analyse biometric data
    • CIT Code: FOSC421
      Cost: Standard $187.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse statistical data from biometric systems and to use probability techniques to predict failure and performance issues. It includes the use and application of standard statistical and probability concepts and modelling methods to interrogate biometric data. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, assessing councils, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial organisations. This unit applies to roles that involve analysing and interpreting biometric data to monitor the processes and operations of a biometric system within the workplace.
      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