Tertiary Catalogue

Series: Public Sector, Safety, and Defence


A Day In Court: Young People and the Criminal Justice Process

A Day In Court: Young People and the Criminal Justice Process

This programme examines what constitutes a crime, what happens to a person when they commit a crime and what rights they and the police have.
A New Hominin

A New Hominin

About 1.8 million years ago, a new species of Homo appears in East Africa, a species that will exist longer than any other hominin. This lesson focuses on that new species: Homo erectus, the first hominin to leave Africa. In this lesson, you will...Show More
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

With the court system in Australia often requiring people to endure protracted and expensive procedures, alternative means of resolving disputes are increasingly important - not just to ensure that disputes are settled fairly and justly, but to...Show More
An Introduction to Criminal and Civil Law

An Introduction to Criminal and Civil Law

The programme focuses on the differences between criminal and civil law. It begins with a brief description of legal and non-legal rules. It examines what constitutes a criminal act, the difference between a summary and indictable offence and the...Show More
Asking Questions in an Investigation

Asking Questions in an Investigation

Former homicide task force leader and author Colin McLaren explains to Eve Ash the subtle art of asking investigative questions. A workplace investigator or manager trying to ascertain the truth and resolve a problem needs to visualise their...Show More
Australia as a Global Citizen

Australia as a Global Citizen

After World War Two, Australia broke free from its ties to 'Mother England' and began operating on an international level, as a global citizen. Committed to promoting world peace and pursuing humanitarian goals, Australia became a founding member...Show More
Australia Goes to War

Australia Goes to War

As a dominion of the British Empire, it was inevitable for Australia to be drawn into the First World War. This video explores Australian attitudes towards enlistment during WWI and how these changed over the course of the war and highlights the...Show More
Australian Experience of World War I

Australian Experience of World War I

Supporting Great Britain in the Great War meant that Australian troops fought on many battlefields around the globe between 1914 and 1918. This video looks at the theatres of war in which Australian soldiers fought and the conditions they endured...Show More
Australian Identity: Coming to Terms with a National Identity

Australian Identity: Coming to Terms with a National Identity

In his thought-provoking programme presented by Richard Morecroft, we ask what does it mean to be an Australian and why do we need an identity? Archival film is used to encourage discussion about traditional conceptions of the Australian image...Show More
Australians in Vietnam

Australians in Vietnam

This program looks at Australia's involvement in and reaction to, the war in Vietnam. Australia first sent troops to Vietnam in 1962 and increased this commitment, to include Operation Vietcong and Operation Full-On. By 1968, as Australian forces...Show More
Being Muslim in 21st Century Australia

Being Muslim in 21st Century Australia

Multicultural nations like Australia are home to people from many cultures and backgrounds – which means many different religions are also practiced. In Australia, Islam has grown in prominence as more people from Muslim countries make...Show More
Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

Execution has often been praised as a warning to others, but with the emergence of the police as a viable deterrent to crime, is it still necessary? The death penalty is still legal in 78 countries and over 2,000 people are executed every year....Show More
Case Study 01

Case Study 01

This case study examines the error of acting outside one’s area of expertise. The expert is being asked to explain the process of ouchterlony, an immunological technique used to detect the presence of human haemoglobin. The expert is Fred...Show More
Case Study 02

Case Study 02

This case study demonstrates the importance of preparation for presentation in court. The scenario demonstrates where an expert witness, Dr Jodie Witkowski, has failed to organise her notes. Her lack of preparation is revealed when the barrister...Show More
Case Study 03

Case Study 03

This case study is a comparison between well-presented and poorly presented evidence. In this scenario, the expert is being asked about his investigation of a boat’s sinking rate. As part of the examination in chief, the expert is asked to...Show More
Case Study 04

Case Study 04

This case study likewise involves the contrast between well-presented and poorly presented evidence. In this scenario, the expert is being asked to explain the likelihood of DNA being accidentally transferred onto a train platform. The expert has...Show More
Case Study 05

Case Study 05

A comparison between a question asked in an unclear manner by the lawyer, and a clearly asked question. In this scenario, the lawyer is attempting to undermine the expert witness’s credibility. The expert is being asked how frequently he has...Show More
Case Study 06

Case Study 06

A comparison between a question asked in an unclear manner by the lawyer, and a clearly asked question. In this scenario, the lawyer is attempting to undermine the expert witness’s credibility. The expert is being asked how frequently he has...Show More
Case Study 07

Case Study 07

In the first example, the expert, forensic scientist Dr Fred Anderson, makes the statement, with a questioning intonation in his voice. The second example, the same words, but delivered with aplomb. This time the expert looks towards the judge /...Show More
Case Study 08

Case Study 08

In the first example, the expert, Dr Jodie Witkowski, makes the statement that suggests uncertainty about her material. No eye contact to the judge. The second example, the expert clearly and carefully articulates her information in an assertive...Show More
Case Study 09

Case Study 09

In the first example, the expert, Joe Bednall, appears to be mostly reading his evidence and doesn’t give the impression he’s across his material. The second example, the expert reads his statement, but punctuates the testimony with frequent...Show More
Case Study 10

Case Study 10

In this first example, the expert, Dr Jodie Witkowski is flustered, causing the barrister to prompt her. The second example, the expert crisply delivers her statement with assurance, with occasional glances towards the judge/ jury.
Causes of World War I

Causes of World War I

The First World War was fought on a scale never seen before. This video investigates the many and complex causes of this global conflict. Students will learn about the system of alliances that contributed to the powder keg that was Europe in...Show More
Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum

'Chasing Asylum' exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic...Show More
Contract Law

Contract Law

This programme investigates the nature of formal and informal contracts. Experts provide clear definitions and dramatised scenarios will help the viewer to understand the complexities of various contracts and the strategies to implement when...Show More