Learning and teaching
This certificate combines intensive in-class time with problem-based learning, assignments, analysis of case-studies and role-playing activities.
You will have the opportunity to explore a range of topics that are key to the role of an accident investigator, enabling you to participate in the main phases of an incident or accident investigation process, including:
- underpinning regulations and procedures set forth by key stakeholders
- human factors principles
- Work, Health and Safety (WHS) considerations at the crash site
- evidence collection (including cognitive interviewing)
- evidence examination, and
- data interpretation, safety factors analysis, and elaboration of investigation reports.
The in-class component is delivered in intensive mode. It is taught at the Melbourne City campus, with occasional lab activities on the Bundoora campus. Learning activities are designed to enhance your learning through the practical application of skills and the opportunity to undertake active discussion with your peers. In-class learning includes lectures, guest lectures by practitioners, practical activities, class presentations, group discussion and student-led discussion.
You are expected to be responsible for the completion of all out of class learning activities which may require extra reading of both library and online materials.
You will be able to solve real-life problems by examining case studies that simulate the experiences in the working field.
Completing assignments and projects will provide you with experience in undertaking research, implementing industry practices, writing effectively, and presenting ideas to a range of audiences orally and/or written. Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and may include class tests, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects, research projects, practical assignments or final exams.
Blended learning options
Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.
Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.