Qualification details

TLI22013 - Certificate II in Shunting (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLI22015 - Certificate II in Shunting 18/Oct/2015

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 24/Dec/2013
(View details for release 1) 21/Apr/2013

Units of competency

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TLIB3019B - Test train braking systemTest train braking systemSupersededElective
TLIE2007A - Use communication systemsUse communication systemsSupersededCore
RIIOHS205A - Control traffic with stop-slow batControl traffic with stop-slow batSupersededElective
TLIF2080C - Safely access the rail corridorSafely access the rail corridorSupersededCore
TLIF2006A - Apply accident-emergency proceduresApply accident-emergency proceduresSupersededCore
TLIC3017A - Shunt rolling stockShunt rolling stockSupersededCore
TLIW2041A - Clip points and apply rail safety equipmentClip points and apply rail safety equipmentSupersededCore
TLIF3091A - Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous materials requirementsApply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous materials requirementsSupersededElective
TLIE2008A - Process workplace documentationProcess workplace documentationSupersededElective
TLIB3021A - Conduct train roll-by inspectionConduct train roll-by inspectionSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 712917 Railway Signal Operator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7129-11 Railway Signal Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Rail Transport 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Rail Yard Coordinator,Shunter 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712917 Railway Signal Operator 03/Oct/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7129-11 Railway Signal Operator 03/Oct/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 03/Oct/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 21/Apr/2013 
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Modification History

Release 2. This is the second release of this qualification in TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training Package Version 4.0. Minor update of unit code version.

Release 2 is equivalent to the previous release.



This is a general qualification for a person engaged in basic operations within the rail yard/terminal environment undertaking a range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Job roles: 

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Shunter
  • Terminal Operator.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for TLI22013 Certificate II in Shunting 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the Transport and Logistics Industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill  

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Use communication systems and procedures used in shunting
  • Read and follow relevant, instructions, manuals, notices and signs applicable to their role
  • Speak clearly and directly on matters related to their role
  • Complete documents as part of duties, including completion of relevant forms
  • Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour
  • Use relevant communication equipment.


  • Participate in the resolution of any interpersonal conflicts that may arise during shunting activities
  • Avoid and prevent the harassment of others in the workplace
  • Collaborate with others in the course of their work
  • Work with persons of different ages, gender, race, religion, political persuasion, etc.

Problem solving 

  • Identify and solve or report problems arising in the course of their work
  • Recognise problems that may occur in the course of their work and take appropriate action to report or resolve the problems within limits of responsibility
  • Recognise hazards and risks in a range of workplace situations and take appropriate precautions.

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Respond appropriately to any changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the working environment.

Planning and organising 

  • Follow and apply operational and emergency plans, systems and procedures
  • Comply with applicable rail and safety regulations and codes of practice
  • Follow and apply workplace security and safety management systems and safeworking requirements
  • Collect and interpret information needed in the course of the their work within limits of responsibility
  • Manage time in the course of their work.

Self management 

  • Interpret and apply applicable instructions and procedures
  • Follow work plans and schedules
  • Check own work performance.


  • Participate in updating of own knowledge and skills required for shunting activities, in response to any changes in the processes and equipment used in their workplace.


  • Operate equipment and use tools required as part of their work role
  • Follow and apply operational and servicing instructions for equipment used in their work
  • Follow and apply the applicable safeworking requirements and WHS/OHS procedures when using equipment and facilities.

Packaging Rules

Requirements for completion of the qualification 

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 16 units  of competency comprising:

  • 10 core units  listed below


  • 6 elective units  from the general elective units  listed below. Alternatively, up to 3 units  may be drawn with appropriate contextualisation from any currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course, provided that the unit contributes to the vocational outcome of the qualification.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified in the unit are complied with.

Core Units 




Equipment Checking and Maintenance 


Apply awareness of fundamentals of rail operations in yards or sidings


Vehicle Operation 


Shunt rolling stock


Communication and Calculation 



Participate in basic workplace communication

Use communication systems


Safety Management 





Apply accident-emergency procedures

Apply fatigue management strategies

Safely access the rail corridor

Follow occupational health, safety and environmental procedures in the rail industry


Equipment and Systems Operations 



Clip points and apply rail safety equipment

Operate stand alone signalling/point control equipment

General Elective Units 


Units of Competency 


Equipment Checking and Maintenance 




Prepare train

Test train braking system

Conduct train roll-by inspection


Operate Vehicles 


Operate road/rail vehicle


Communication and Calculation 


Process workplace documentation


Safety Management 



Apply local incident response procedures

Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous materials requirements




Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Equipment and Systems Operation 


Control traffic with stop-slow bat

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.