Qualification details

TLI41710 - Certificate IV in Stevedoring Operations (Release 4)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 21/Apr/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced02/Feb/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced15/Jul/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes TLI40307 - Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Stevedoring) 06/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLI41715 - Certificate IV in Stevedoring OperationsUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 18/Oct/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBRSK401A - Identify risk and apply risk management processesIdentify risk and apply risk management processes N/A
CPCCLDG3001A - Licence to perform doggingLicence to perform dogging N/A
TLIA4005A - Check and evaluate records and documentationCheck and evaluate records and documentation N/A
TLIA4006A - Organise and monitor terminal/wharf operationsOrganise and monitor terminal/wharf operations N/A
TLIA4040A - Implement and monitor stevedoring regulationsImplement and monitor stevedoring regulations N/A
TLIA4063A - Coordinate stevedoring clerical functionsCoordinate stevedoring clerical functions N/A
TLID4008A - Monitor crane operationsMonitor crane operations N/A
TLID4009A - Direct crane operationsDirect crane operations N/A
TLIE2007A - Use communication systemsUse communication systems N/A
TLIE3015A - Undertake rigger/dogger and driver communicationUndertake rigger/dogger and driver communication N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 891113 Waterside Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9992-13 Waterside Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0317 Maritime Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Stevedoring 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Terminal Operator (Stevedoring),Relieving Supervisor (Stevedoring),Shift Foreperson (Stevedoring) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 891113 Waterside Worker 02/Sep/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9992-13 Waterside Worker 02/Sep/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0317 Maritime Engineering And Technology 02/Sep/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/Mar/2011 
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Modification History

Release 4 - One new unit - TLIM4004A - added to elective units. Equivalent.


Rationale :

A qualification for those engaged in operational roles within a stevedoring environment. It involves a broad range of skilled applications including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedure for performing current practices, and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

Successful completion of the licensing units within the qualification must align with applicable licensing and regulatory requirements.

Job roles :

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

  • Stevedore Shift Foreperson
  • Stevedore Charge Foreperson

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Description

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for 

TLI41710 Certificate IV in Stevedoring Operations 

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 :


  • Establish and implement communication systems and procedures required for stevedoring operations
  • Listen to and interpret verbal information related to stevedoring operations
  • Read and interpret relevant regulations, policies, procedures, instructions, signs and labels applicable to stevedoring operations
  • Speak clearly and directly on diverse and complex matters related to stevedoring operations
  • Write documents as part of duties, including completion of relevant forms, maintenance schedules and accident and incident reports
  • Negotiate complex issues with others in the course of stevedoring operations
  • Use numeracy effectively to understand operational and costing data, to perform calculations and to contribute to estimates of resource requirements
  • Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour
  • Use relevant communication equipment.


  • Provide leadership to personnel involved in stevedoring operations
  • Motivate others in the workplace
  • Collaborate with others in the course of stevedoring operations
  • Manage the resolution of any interpersonal conflicts that may arise during stevedoring operations
  • Manage the avoidance and prevention of harassment of others in the workplace
  • Manage persons of different ages, gender, race, religion, political persuasion, etc.

Problem solving 

  • Identify and solve or report complex problems arising in the course of stevedoring operations
  • Monitor and anticipate problems that may occur in the course of stevedoring operations including hazards and risks and take appropriate action to report or resolve the problems within limits of responsibility
  • Manage the control of hazards and risks in a range of complex and diverse situations that may arise during stevedoring operations
  • Use mathematics to solve problems such as various calculations related to a wide range of stevedoring operations.

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Modify activities dependent on differing stevedoring situations and contingencies
  • Take appropriate initiatives in a diverse range of operational situations such as those above
  • Manage the response to any changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the working environment.

Planning and organising 

  • Implement and monitor operational and emergency plans, systems and procedures
  • Implement and monitor systems and procedures for maintaining compliance with regulations and codes of practice
  • Monitor the implementation of the workplace security and safety management systems (where applicable)
  • Monitor and evaluate operational performance and compliance
  • Collect and interpret information needed when supervising stevedoring operations
  • Organise and plan own supervisory activities
  • Manage time and priorities in the course of stevedoring operations.

Self management 

  • Interpret and apply relevant regulations and instructions
  • Establish and follow own work plans and schedules
  • Evaluate and monitor own work performance.


  • Organise learning and assessment activities for others in the workplace
  • Manage adaptation of others in the workplace to any changes in stevedoring systems, equipment and procedures and the workplace operating environment
  • Instruct, coach or mentor others in the workplace as required
  • Contribute to the assessment of the competence of others in the workplace
  • Contribute to the creation of a learning environment in the workplace
  • Adapt own competence in response to any changes in stevedoring operations
  • Update own knowledge and skills required for stevedoring supervisory activities.


  • Use complex equipment and systems required during stevedoring operations
  • Implement and monitor operational and maintenance procedures and systems for equipment used during stevedoring operations
  • Implement and monitor the application of OH&S procedures when supervising the use of stevedoring equipment and facilities.

Packaging Rules

Requirements for completion of the qualification :

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 15 units  of competency comprising:

  • 9 core units  listed below


  • 6 elective units  which may be taken from the elective units listed below, or may include up to 3 units  drawn with appropriate contextualisation from this Training Package, and/or from other relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all pre-requisites specified are complied with.

Core units :



A Handling Cargo /Stock 

TLIA4006A Organise and monitor terminal/wharf operations

E Communication and Calculation 

TLIE4006A Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information

F Safety Management 

TLIF4007A Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures

TLIF4014A Develop and maintain a safe workplace

TLIF4064A Manage fatigue management policy and procedures

G Teamwork 

TLIG4006A Facilitate work teams

L Resource Management 

TLIL4005A Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies

TLIL4033A Promote effective workplace practice

U Environment 

TLIU4001A Implement and monitor environmental protection policies and procedures

Elective units :



A Handling Cargo /Stock 

TLIA4005A Check and evaluate records and documentation

TLIA4040A Implement and monitor stevedoring regulations

TLIA4063A Coordinate stevedoring clerical functions

D Load Handling 

TLID4008A Monitor crane operations

TLID4009A Direct crane operations

E Communication and Calculation 

TLIE2007A Use communication systems

TLIE3015A Undertake rigger/dogger and driver communication

F Safety Management 

TLIF3022A Implement/monitor procedures when warehousing/storing dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances

BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes

I Customer Service 

TLII4001A Coordinate quality customer service

J Quality 

TLIJ3002A Apply quality systems

K Technology 

TLIK2010A Use infotechnology devices in the workplace

L Resource Management 

TLIL4009A Manage personal work priorities and professional development

TLIL4010A Assess and confirm customer transport requirements

TLIL2031A Monitor and process attendance records

TLIL4032A Implement equal employment equity strategies

TLIL4037A Apply and amend rosters

LIC Licensing Units 

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

M Mentoring 

TLIM4004A Mentor individuals or small groups

O Security 

TLIO3016A Apply and monitor workplace security procedures

P Administration and Finance 

TLIP4001A Develop plans to meet customer and organisation needs

TLIP4002A Facilitate and capitalise on change in the workplace

TLIP4003A Implement, maintain and evaluate dangerous goods transport procedures within the workplace

TLIP4005A Manage workplace information

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