Awards Program

IAATI Australasian Branch Awards

AUS Branch - Investigation of the Year

The Investigation of the Year award is open to any individual or team who have conducted an outstanding investigation involving the detection and prevention of auto crime. It is open to members of police forces, customs services, insurance investigators, private investigators, or anyone else involved in vehicle theft investigations.

Submissions will be judged on their demonstration of any or all of the following criteria: innovative methodologies, application of best practice investigation techniques, the complexity of the investigation, and co-operation and involvement of multiple agencies to achieve a result in the fight against auto crime.

The investigation may involve cooperation of international agencies but at least part of the investigation must have taken place in either Australia, New Zealand or South East Asia during the last 3 years.

This award is sponsored by Adjuster Corp.

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2019 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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AUS Branch Insurance Industry Investigation of the Year

The Insurance Industry Investigation of the Year Award is open to any individual or team working in the insurance industry who have conducted an outstanding investigation of a suspicious motor vehicle claim, or a network of suspicious motor vehicle claims or any auto crime claims (staged accident etc.).  The award is open to both investigators who have conducted an outstanding investigation into motor vehicle theft claims, auto crime claims, and claims staff working in the investigations unit of an insurance company who manage the investigation process.

The investigation may be deemed outstanding for a range of reasons including its use of innovative methodologies and investigations techniques; the complexity of the investigation and the outcome of the investigation.  The submission could be in relation to one specific claim, a network of theft claims or auto crime claims that were identified and investigated. The investigation and/or insurance claim must have been performed in either Australia, New Zealand or South East Asia in the past three years.

This award is sponsored by Polonious

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2019 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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AUS Branch - President’s Award

The President’s Award recognises outstanding contribution by an individual or a team in either the reduction and deterrence of motor vehicle theft in Australia, the achievement of a significant result from an investigation in auto crimes, or a significant achievement in the detection of motor vehicle theft and/or fraudulent vehicle crime. 

Prior to 2012 this award was called the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’.

Submissions could be for any project, initiative or investigation that deals with the reduction, prevention or investigation of motor crime, either at an international, national or local level.  This award is sponsored by NKG Management Services 

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2019 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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AUS Branch - Forensic and Supporting Services Award

This award acknowledges that IAATI is made up of a diverse range of professionals and most successful investigations involve bringing together co-operation with of these professions and their expertise.  The awrds will help shine the spotlight on the range of supporting services that can play a major role in any investigation but often go unrecognised. The award will be open to any individual, public or private organisation involved in the provision of forensic or other types of supporting services.  It recognises their outstanding work that has resulted in either:

· the detection of an offence;

· significantly assisted in the investigation or prosecution; or

· the prevention of vehicle related crime.

The award may be given for a particular case or for the sustained contribution to the particular area of study over many years.

This award is sponsored by CSI Investigations Pty Ltd..

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2019 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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AUS Branch - Member of the Year

Nominations for this award are only open to present or past members of the Australasian Branch of IAATI. This award is to recognise the work of an individual member, who through their dedication and involvement, has helped in the development, growth or professionalism of IAATI within the Australasian Branch or at the international level.

Nominations for the 2018 Australasian Branch Awards close 19 January 2018.  Winner are announced during the Annual Training Seminar Dinner.


For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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AUS Branch - Travel Scholarship

The Australasian Branch Committee of IAATI recognises that our geographic isolation can sometimes be a barrier for its members to keep abreast of current international trends. While the Committee strives to invite international experts to our Annual Training Seminars it is not always possible to arrange such visits.

With the support of our long term sponsor, F.I.R.E.S., we have established a travel scholarship to assist the chosen Australasian Branch member with their travel and accommodation costs to attend any IAATI training outside the Australasian Branch during the next 12 months.

Through this new initiative the successful Australasian Branch Member will receive reimbursements up to the value of $AUS 3,000 for specified travel and accommodation expenses (subject to conditions specified in the brochure)

This is a valuable opportunity to enhance your career. Not only will you get to learn first hand of trends, modus operandi, successful investigation methods etc. from leading experts, you will also develop important contacts that will be able to assist you with future investigations and form life long friendships.

In addition you will return home with increased skills and knowledge that you can share with your colleagues and improve your promotional prospects.

The closing date for nominations is 25th January 2019.

Note: the successful applicant may be asked by the host Chapter or Branch to provide a presentation to their delegates.

The winner of the 2019 Travel Scholarship will be able to choose from any of the following IAATI Training Seminars:
 67th International Training Seminar: September 16-20, 2019, Glasgow Scotland
 Latin American Branch Yet to be scheduled—Expect to be held in June or July
 South African Branch Yet to be scheduled—Expect to be held in Oct. or Nov.
 North East Regional Chapter Yet to be scheduled
 North Central Regional Chapter Yet to be scheduled
 South Central Regional Chapter October 6-11, 2019, Waco, Texas, USA

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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AUS Branch - DataDot Investigation of the Year

The DataDot Investigation of the Year Award was open to any organisation (public or private) that has relied upon the DataDot component identification product in an investigation of motor vehicles. The award was sponsored by DataDot Technology (Australia) Pty Ltd.

This award closed in 2014.

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