PPP156 Investigative Practice 1B (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 continues a focus on critical and logical thinking, note-taking, developing statement preparation skills and introduces the compilation of a Brief of Evidence. The PEACE model for investigative interviewing of suspects is introduced.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Term 1 (75)
Online *
Goulburn Campus
Term 2 (15)
Online *
Goulburn Campus
Term 3 (45)
Online *
Goulburn Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP156. 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.


PPP152 and PPP153 and PPP154

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 perform basic level investigative functions applicable to the role of a General Duties Constable;
  • be able to explain the PEACE model of investigative interviewing relating to unwilling/uncooperative participants at an introductory level; and
  • be able to compile a basic 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;
  • The law as it applies to NSW police investigations;
  • Basic level investigative functions applicable to the role of a General Duties Constable;
  • The PEACE model of investigative interviewing of witnesses, victims of crime and suspects and statement taking;
  • The law as it applies to the court system of NSW; and
  • Basic Brief of Evidence preparation as part of the court process.

Residential School

This subject contains a 11 day Compulsory Residential School.

Lectures, tutorials, cops training, pratical simulations & role plays to provide practice and application opportunity.

The 11 days covers all three subjects due to the integrated nature of the delivery of the curriculum.


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.