POL Police Crash Investigation and Analysis
Police investigative processes and analysis of road crash incidents form a fundamental element that contributes significantly to the development of efficient and effective reports on accidents for the Coroner’s office and the courts.
Work on Crash Investigation and Analysis reflects the current and emerging use of technology. Crash Investigation and Analysis procedures involves producing forensic maps using software technologies (CAD) and analysing data sets based on investigative approaches to crash application of vehicles and physics of road accident calculations. Police members require upskilling in these disciplines as they are continuously adopting new technologies to enhance operational responses.
The Public Safety IRC proposed this project to develop two new qualifications (Diploma of Crash Investigations and Advanced Diploma of Crash Analysis) and ten new Units of Competency related to road crash investigation and analysis, changing police practices relevant to performing forensic investigation processes at the scene, and post scene to analyse and interpret data gathered from forensics.
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.
The IRC will undertake consultations through the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) and within state and territory police jurisdictions throughout the project’s duration.
Develop two new qualifications:
- POL59999X Diploma of Crash Investigation
- POL69999X Advanced Diploma of Crash Analysis
Develop 10 new Units of Competency:
- POLINV992X Collate and review crash investigation evidence
- POLINV993X Critically analyse complex crash incident evidence
- POLINV994X Examine the crash incident
- POLINV995X Analyse complex factors involved in crash incidents
- POLINV996X Manage quality of crash analysis
- POLINV997X Analyse crashes involving heavy vehicles
- POLINV998X Analyse crashes involving motorcycles
- POLINV999X Analyse crashes involving pedestrians and bicycles
- POLINVXXXX Present evidence on complex crash incidents
- POLINVXXXX Develop and report crash findings
The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 October 2020.
How to get involved
Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.
Technical Advisory Committee
Police focus groups were established by Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) with jurisdictional representation nationally.
11 NOVEMBER 2019
This project has commenced and will include the development of two new qualifications (Diploma of Crash Investigations and Advanced Diploma of Crash Analysis) and ten new Units of Competency relating to road crash investigation and analysis and changing police practices involving forensic investigation processes.
Summary of development
Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.
Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Police focus groups established by ANZPAA Training and Education Advisory Group (ATEAG). Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in Crash Investigation and Analysis, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry across all jurisdictions.
30 MARCH 2020
The Police focus group has finalised draft materials for the Police Crash Investigation and Analysis project.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Thursday, 30 April 2020 for consideration by the focus group.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next focus group meeting.
1 MAY 2020
The Police focus group has reviewed all feedback received during public consultation and the following finalised draft materials for this project are now available for review:
- POL59999 Diploma of Crash Investigations
- POL69999 Advanced Diploma of Crash Analysis
Units of Competency:
- POLINV990 Develop and present crash findings
- POLINV991 Present evidence on complex crash incidents
- POLINV992 Collate and review crash investigation evidence
- POLINV993 Critically analyse complex crash incident evidence
- POLINV994 Examine the crash incident
- POLINV995 Analyse complex factors involved in crash incidents
- POLINV996 Manage quality of crash analysis
- POLINV997 Analyse crashes involving heavy vehicles
- POLINV998 Analyse crashes involving motorcycles
- POLINV999 Analyse crashes involving pedestrians and bicycles
The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee is now seeking your feedback to validate this material to ensure the proposed products meet industry needs.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 15 May 2020 for consideration by the focus group.
Feedback will be collated and discussed with the focus group.
2 JULY 2020
FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT
The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.
The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in August.
Summary of feedback
Feedback relating to use of drones at crash scenes was received during the consultation period. Whilst the use of RPAS was considered for mapping crash incident scenes, differences in how RPAS are deployed (and who deploys them) at crash scenes may vary between jurisdictions, therefore training in RPAS use is not a core part of the police training for crash investigations and crash analysis.
1 SEPTEMBER 2020
CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC
The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.
Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.
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