DEF Electronic Forensics

Project scope

 

This project involves the revision of the Certificate IV and Diploma in Electronic Forensics including 12 Units of Competency in the Defence Training Package. This is aimed at enabling Defence personnel who engage in electronic forensics to maintain currency with changing technology and software packages used in their field.

 

Defence electronic forensics (sometimes known as digital forensics) is a branch of forensic science encompassing recovery and investigation of material found on digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.

 

There have been significant advancements in technology where forensic investigators are dealing with evidence gathering from more complex devices and systems. The software tools used in forensics are often updated, therefore Defence personnel need to keep pace with these changes to be able to use modern devices and to analyse cloud storage systems. The collection, handling, and preservation of evidence during a workplace investigation is critical as digital evidence is now used to prosecute all types of crimes, not just e-crime. It is therefore essential that Defence forensics personnel are fully equipped with the latest skills and knowledge as it can impact on the outcome of an investigation.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.

 

If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 30 June 2022.

 

Deliverables

 

The full list of products included in this project:

 

Qualifications

  • DEF43115Y Certificate IV in Electronic Forensics
  • DEF53115Y Diploma of Electronic Forensics

 

Units of Competency

  • DEFFOR001Y Inspect, maintain and test electronic forensic equipment
  • DEFFOR002Y Conduct initial electronic investigation
  • DEFFOR003Y Gather and analyse electronic information
  • DEFFOR004Y Capture forensic photographic images
  • DEFFOR005Y Compile and submit electronic media forensic documentation
  • DEFFOR006Y Conduct electronic data search and analysis
  • DEFFOR007Y Set up, operate and maintain a portable audio recorder
  • DEFFOR008Y Detect, record and collect electronic evidence
  • DEFFOR009Y Give evidence of electronic media crime
  • DEFFOR010Y Produce an electronic media image for forensic purposes
  • DEFFOR011Y Assess, control and examine electronic incident scenes
  • DEFGEN023Y Capture video images

 

TAC ESTABLISHED

 

13 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising four subject matter experts from the Digital Forensics Industry and personnel from Defence, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge to help review two qualifications and 11 Units of Competency in the Defence Training Package to ensure Defence personnel who engage in electronic forensics keep pace with changing technology and software packages used in their field.
  • Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
  • Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
  • Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities throughout the duration of the project
  • Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration
  • Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority.

 

The first meeting of the TAC was held on Wednesday, 8 September 2021.

Technical advisory committee

 

7 JULY 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials in the revision of Certificate IV and Diploma in Electronic Forensics including 12 Units of Competency in the Defence Training Package to ensure Defence personnel who engage in electronic forensics can keep pace with changing technology and software packages used in their field.

 

Defence electronic forensics (sometimes known as digital forensics) is a branch of forensic science encompassing recovery and investigation of material found on digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.

 

A background in the Defence force or information and communication technologies would be desirable.

 

Registrations closed Wednesday, 21 July 2021.

Consultation

 

Quality Assurance

 

Validation

 

Endorsement

 

Approval

 

 

Submission

 

personal

Karen Thomson

Industry Skills Specialist - Correctional Services and Police

 

 

Email: Karen.Thomson@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7215