Unit of competency details

TLID2004A - Load and unload goods/cargo (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLID2004 - Load and unload goods/cargoUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 28/Feb/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLID407C - Load and unload goods/cargo06/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI10 - TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGETRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGE 1.0-4.2 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 
FPP10 - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.2-1.3 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0-2.3 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 2.0-4.1 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 8.0-14.3 
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 1.0-2.1 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 4.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI33513 - Certificate III in StevedoringCertificate III in Stevedoring 1-2 
TLI33313 - Certificate III in Furniture RemovalCertificate III in Furniture Removal 
TLI31210 - Certificate III in Driving OperationsCertificate III in Driving Operations 1-6 
TLI21710 - Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler)Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler) 1-4 
TLI21610 - Certificate II in Warehousing OperationsCertificate II in Warehousing Operations 1-5 
TLI21413 - Certificate II in StevedoringCertificate II in Stevedoring 1-3 
TLI21411 - Certificate II in StevedoringCertificate II in Stevedoring 
TLI21410 - Certificate II in StevedoringCertificate II in Stevedoring 1-2 
TLI21210 - Certificate II in Driving OperationsCertificate II in Driving Operations 1-5 
TLI20410 - Certificate II in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations)Certificate II in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations) 1-4 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  02/Sep/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to load and unload goods and cargo, including loading and unloading goods, securing and protecting the load and completing all required documentation. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant regulations/permit requirements including those of the relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority concerning the loading of goods/cargo.

Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment. It involves the application of the basic principles, routine procedures and regulatory/permit requirements to the loading and unloading of goods/cargo.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor

Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Load and unload goods /cargo 

1.1 Load characteristics are identified and taken into account when determining appropriate loading and unloading procedures

1.2 Dangerous or hazardous goods are identified and handled in accordance with the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code and other relevant regulations/permit requirements

1.3 Load is packed/unpacked to make safe and effective use of available spaces

1.4 Goods/cargo are loaded in accordance with relevant mass and loading regulations and workplace procedures

1.5 Lifting aids and appliances are selected and used to aid loading procedures in compliance with workplace procedures and safety legislation

1.6 Unloading activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner taking into account suitable locations, stowage, safe use of equipment and the balance of the remaining load

1.7 Goods requiring special handling and/or documentation are identified and appropriate procedures followed

1.8 Relocated material is restacked appropriate for the transport method, safe height, weight loading, size and crushability of the goods

Secure and protect load 

2.1 The distribution of the load is checked to ensure that it is even, legal and within safe working capacity

2.2 Load is checked to ensure that dangerous goods and hazardous substances are appropriately segregated in accordance with the ADG Code

2.3 Load is secured using the correct load restraint and protection equipment for different loads, carrying and storage conditions

2.4 The load is protected in accordance with legal and workplace safety requirements

Complete documentation 

3.1 The load is inspected and checked for security to travel in accordance with relevant regulations/permit requirements and the ADG Code where applicable

3.2 All required documentation for the goods is completed in accordance with workplace requirements including the ADG Code where applicable

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 

This describes the essential knowledge and skills and their level required for this unit.

Required knowledge :

  • Relevant Australian standards and regulations including state/territory mass and loading regulations
  • National Load Restraint Guide
  • Australian and international regulations and codes of practice for the handling and transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  • OH&S procedures and guidelines concerning the lifting and movement of loads
  • Risks when loading and unloading goods/cargo and related precautions to control the risk
  • Security awareness requirements when loading and unloading vehicles and in particular the recognition, isolation and reporting of suspicious cargo and goods
  • Workplace procedures and policies for the loading and unloading of goods/cargo
  • Housekeeping standards procedures required in the workplace
  • Methods of securing a load
  • Site layout and obstacles
  • Problems that may arise when loading and unloading goods and cargo and actions that should be taken to prevent or solve them

Required skills :

  • Communicate effectively with others when loading and unloading goods and cargo
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information, signs and labels relevant to the loading and unloading of goods and cargo
  • Identify containers and goods coding, ADG and IMDG markings and, where applicable, emergency information panels and take appropriate action
  • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
  • Complete documentation related to the loading and unloading of goods and cargo
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Estimate the size, shape and special requirements of loads and take appropriate action
  • Work collaboratively with others when loading and unloading goods and cargo
  • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
  • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when loading and unloading goods and cargo in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • Implement contingency plans for unexpected situations that may occur when loading and unloading goods and cargo
  • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during the loading and unloading of goods and cargo
  • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • Operate and adapt to differences in cargo and equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

  • The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:
  • the underpinning knowledge and skills
  • relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts
  • Resources for assessment include:
  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or
  • access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace
  • In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:
  • relevant and appropriate materials and equipment, and
  • applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation
  • As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests
  • Practical assessment must occur:
  • through activities in an appropriately simulated environment at the registered training organisation, and/or
  • in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance.

Operations may be conducted:

  • in a range of work environments
  • by day or night

Customers may be:

  • internal or external

Workplaces may comprise:

  • large, medium or small worksites

Work may be conducted in:

  • restricted spaces
  • exposed conditions
  • controlled or open environments

Goods/cargo to be loaded or unloaded may:

  • require special precautions

Loads to be shifted may be:

  • irregularly shaped
  • packaged or unpackaged
  • labelled or unlabelled
  • palleted or unpalleted

Hazards in the work area may include exposure to:

  • chemicals
  • dangerous or hazardous substances
  • movements of equipment, goods and materials

Personnel in the work area may include:

  • workplace personnel
  • site visitors
  • contractors
  • official representatives

Communication in the work area may include:

  • phone
  • electronic data interchange
  • fax
  • email
  • internet
  • radio
  • oral, aural or signed communications

Loading operations may be carried out:

  • manually
  • with the aid of lifting equipment and/or appliances

Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

  • company procedures
  • enterprise procedures
  • organisational procedures
  • established procedures

Personal protective equipment may include:

  • gloves
  • safety headwear and footwear
  • safety glasses
  • two-way radios
  • high visibility clothing

Information/documents may include:

  • goods identification numbers and codes, including ADG and IMDG markings and HAZCHEM signs
  • manifests, bar codes, goods and container identification
  • manufacturers specifications for equipment/tools
  • workplace procedures and policies for the loading and unloading of goods/cargo
  • ADG Code and associated regulations
  • supplier and/or client instructions
  • material safety data sheets
  • EPGs and Initial Response Guide (HB76:1998 or equivalent)
  • codes of practice including the National Standards for Manual Handling and the Industry Safety Code
  • award, enterprise bargaining agreement, other industrial arrangements
  • relevant Australian standards and certification requirements
  • quality assurance procedures
  • emergency procedures
  • Load Restraint Guide

Applicable regulations and legislation may include

  • relevant Australian standards and regulations including state/territory mass and loading regulations
  • Australian and international regulations and codes of practice for the handling and transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including:
  • Australian and International Dangerous Goods Codes
  • Australian Marine Orders and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
  • IATA Dangerous Goods by Air regulations
  • Australian and International Explosives Codes
  • relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation
  • relevant state/territory OH&S legislation

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable

Competency Field

Competency Field 

D - Load Handling

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