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Unit of competency details

TLIA4031 - Consolidate freight (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIA4031A - Consolidate freightUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 28/Feb/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 29/Feb/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to consolidate freight in accordance with relevant codes of practice and regulations, and to apply routine principles, procedures and regulations to effectively and efficiently combine and consolidate freight prior to shipment.

It includes assessing the scope to consolidate freight, combining or consolidating multiple shipments of products into higher volume shipments, and preparing related consignment documentation.

It is performed under general supervision, with some accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving prescribed outcomes.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

A – Handling Cargo/Stock

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 

Assess scope to consolidate freight 

1.1

Capacity and capability of different transport modes available to the organisation are assessed against proposed task

1.2

Individual consignment loads are evaluated to identify relevant information needed to combine or consolidate freight

1.3

Information is analysed to determine where opportunities for freight consolidation exist

1.4

Regulatory packaging and labelling requirements for consolidated cargo are followed

1.5

Procedures for loading cargo are planned in accordance with established industry practice and Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code

1.6

Hazards are identified, risks are assessed and control measures are implemented

1.7

Volumes and dimensions of proposed consolidation are calculated

1.8

Proposed consolidation is matched against operational capacity and capability of carrier

2 

Prepare consignment documentation 

2.1

Consignment documentation required for consolidated cargo is confirmed

2.2

Labelling and marking requirements of cargo are documented in accordance with domestic and international regulations, ADG Code and workplace requirements

2.3

Consignment documentation is completed and filed/stored in accordance with workplace procedures including dangerous goods declaration as required

2.4

Freight is consolidated taking into account segregation requirements for dangerous goods as required

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to TLIA4031A Consolidate freight.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
  • applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • communicating and working effectively with others
  • implementing contingency plans
  • modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • operating and adapting to differences in freight and equipment in accordance with operating procedures
  • operating electronic communications equipment to required protocol
  • reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures, information and signs
  • selecting and using required computer and communications equipment
  • working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria, include knowledge of:

  • customer service policies and procedures
  • problems that may occur and appropriate action that can be taken
  • procedures for planning freight/cargo loading such as:
  • using available space efficiently
  • packing goods for ease of inspection and to meet delivery and customer requirements
  • securing goods and ensuring no damage to contents
  • ensuring weight and volume of consolidated cargo conforms to specifications
  • procedures for calculating volumes and dimensions
  • procedures for completing consignment documentation
  • procedures for identifying and evaluating information needed to facilitate freight consolidation
  • relevant codes of practice and legislative requirements including local and international freight regulations
  • relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental procedures and regulations
  • sources of information and documentation for consolidating freight.

Assessment Conditions

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment include:

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
  • applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals
  • relevant materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851