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Unit of competency details

TLIA4033 - Organise international transport of freight (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIA4033A - Organise international transport of 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


Training packages that include this unit

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 organise the international transport of freight in accordance with relevant codes of practice and regulations.

It includes confirming customer requirements, organising freight arrangements and communicating with shipping agents and authorities.

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 

Confirm customer requirements 

1.1

Customer requirements for moving cargo in terms of the nature of goods, the countries of origin and destination, the timescales for collection and delivery and the estimated budget for the transaction are confirmed

1.2

Customer priorities for the shipment are confirmed

1.3

Decisions on possible routes, taking into account known variables, are undertaken

2 

Organise freight arrangements 

2.1

International regulations and codes of practice for transporting freight are confirmed

2.2

Work processes are planned to meet agreed timelines

2.3

Transport modes (including multi-modal options) are matched to customer requirements, freight type and delivery times

2.4

Availability of selected carrier/s is checked including modes of transport, scheduled departure dates and times, transfer times and costs for each shipment stage

2.5

Arrangements are made to consolidate freight, where appropriate

2.6

Freight carrier booking/s are confirmed

2.7

Transport of freight to selected international carrier is organised

3 

Communicate with shipping agents and authorities 

3.1

Freight documentation is checked for accuracy and forwarded as appropriate to shipping agents and authorities

3.2

Confirmation of despatch of freight from international carrier is obtained

3.3

Arrival of cargo at port of entry is confirmed

3.4

Acceptance of freight documentation is confirmed

3.5

Payments are authorised

3.6

Cargo is on-forwarded from point of entry, as required

3.7

Customer is advised that freight has been forwarded to point of destination

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 TLIA4033A Organise international transport of 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 relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • communicating and working effectively with others
  • completing relevant documentation
  • implementing contingency plans
  • modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • operating and adapting to differences in equipment in accordance with operating procedures
  • reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures and labels
  • using relevant communications, computer equipment and systems
  • 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 and include knowledge of:

  • contacts and sources of information/documentation needed for organising international transport of freight
  • customer service policies and procedures
  • problems that may occur and appropriate action that can be taken
  • procedures for:
  • interpreting client requirements
  • reviewing transport options and availability of carriers
  • identifying and evaluating information needed to organise the international transport of freight
  • calculating volumes and dimensions
  • completing consignment documentation
  • liaising with Australian and international contacts using appropriate technology
  • 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.

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