PPP150 Investigative Practice 2 (8)

This subject revises previously learnt interview techniques and processes and examines further interviewing techniques for victims, witnesses and suspects. There is a focus on Electronically Recorded Interview of a Suspected Person (ERISP). The subject examines the additional legal and mandatory requirements of police when investigating the offences of domestic violence, traffic offences, larceny and its associated offences, i.e. break enter and commit serious indictable offence, fraud, receiving and goods in custody.

The preparation of a Brief of Evidence is an essential skill for an operational general duties police officer. This subject addresses all the details that police are required to include in a Brief of Evidence.



Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 3 (90)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
Term 2 (15)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
Term 3 (45)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP150. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Policing Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

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


PPP145 and PPP146 and PPP147 or PPP152 and PPP153 and PPP154 and PPP155 and PPP156 and PPP157

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR as a critical thinking decision-making framework in policing scenarios;
  • be able to explain the investigative process applicable to the NSW Police Force as applied to these prevalent offences;
  • be able to utilise the PEACE model of investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects at a basic level in practical simulations;
  • be able to undertake investigative and recording functions applicable to the role of General Duties Constable with regards to these prevalent offences;
  • be able to apply systematic intelligence gathering processes as the basis of intelligence led policing in scenarios; and
  • be able to compile a Brief of Evidence in accordance with the standards of the NSW Police Force and the NSW criminal justice system.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The STOPAR model of professional decision-making;
  • Investigative techniques applicable to a NSW Police Constable;
  • Interviewing of suspects, victims and witnesses including the use of ERISP;
  • Statement-taking by police in a range of scenario situations;
  • Brief of Evidence preparation applicable to a NSW Police Constable; and
  • court procedure as applicable to a NSW Police Constable.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.