Forensic Science

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Ethan Murphy

Year 12 Forensic Science is a one-year course that covers a wide range of topics related to forensic science, from crime scene investigation techniques to advanced methods in analysing evidence. Throughout the program, you will develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills, gaining hands-on experience in various forensic practices.

Course Highlights:

  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Learn how to manage and analyse crime scenes, collect evidence, and ensure its proper preservation.


  • Physical and Biological Evidence Analysis: Delve into the world of fingerprints, DNA analysis, bloodstain patterns, hair, fibre, and more.


  • Specialised Topics: Explore advanced areas such as forensic anthropology, toxicology, digital forensics, and ballistics.


  • Capstone Project: Apply your knowledge and skills to solve a fictitious forensic case or conduct research in a specific area of interest.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Inquiry Folio (50%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Group Collaboration (20%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Individual Inquiry (30%)


The assessments in Forensic Science will help you apply your knowledge, foster critical thinking, and prepare you for a career in forensic science or related fields. Further tertiary study can lead to careers such as; Forensic Science Technician, Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Biologist, Forensic Chemist, Digital Forensic Analyst, Ballistics Expert, Forensic Anthropologist.