PPP153 Investigative Practice 1A (6)


This subject aims to develop investigative skills in line with the legal requirements of the NSW Police Force and the NSW Criminal Justice System. The subject introduces critical and logical thinking, note-taking and develops statement preparation skills. The PEACE model for investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and offenders is introduced.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
DistanceGoulburn Campus
Term 2
DistanceGoulburn Campus
Term 3
DistanceGoulburn Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP153
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One termHD/FLSchool of Policing Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.  Students will require internet access.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR as a critical thinking framework in policing scenarios
  • be able to explain the investigative process applicable to the NSW Police Force
  • be able to perform basic level investigative functions applicable to the role of a General Duties Constable
  • be able to explain the PEACE model of investigative interviewing at an introductory level


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • the STOPAR model of professional decision-making applied to evidence gathering and interviewing
  • the law as it applies to NSW police investigations
  • basic level investigative functions applicable to the role of a General Dujties Constable
  • the PEACE model of investigative interviewing of witnesses and victims of crime and statement taking

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 11 day residential school. The 11 days covers all three subjects due to the integrated nature of the delivery of the curriculum. Lectures, tutorials, cops training, pratical simulations & role plays to provide practice and application opportunity.


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.