Unit of competency details

TLIA5060 - Plan and organise the international forwarding of freight by air transport (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 29/Feb/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIA5060A - Plan and organise the international forwarding of freight by air transportUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 28/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 plan and organise international forwarding of freight by air transport (covering importing, exporting and transiting freight).

Typically these individuals work independently or as part of a team under direct and/or indirect supervision, perform detailed analyses, use discretion and judgement, and take responsibility for the quality of their outputs.

All activities are carried out in accordance with relevant organisational policy and procedures, as well as national and global codes of practice and regulations applicable to international freight forwarding.

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 

Select routing for air freight transport 

1.1

Requirements for international air freight transport services are confirmed and clarified with customer

1.2

Critical logistics aspects of freight transport are analysed and considered in planning freight forwarding solution/s

1.3

Checks are made to ensure all routing requirements for international sea and multimodal freight transport are fulfilled

1.4

Special transport services advice is sought as required

1.5

Suitable routing for air freight transport is selected after considering options available and analysing risks involved

1.6

Alternative routing options are identified for possible use in contingencies

2 

Advise on and organise packaging, packing, stowage and storage of freight for air transport 

2.1

Given cargo type, transport mode, destination and selected route/s, suitable options for packaging, packing, stowage and storage of freight are determined

2.2

Container types suitable for sea and multimodal transport and appropriate for freight type are reviewed and appropriate options are selected

2.3

Advice is provided to customer on packaging, packing, stowage and storage of freight, including loading and packing of suitable container types

2.4

Pricing of containers and other forms of suitable freight packaging is calculated and advice is provided to customer

2.5

Appropriate actions are taken to organise for planned forwarding project

2.6

Air freight documents required for selected containers or other forms of packaging are prepared in accordance with regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures

3 

Assist in organising insurance for air freight transport 

3.1

Risks involved in planned air freight forwarding solution are identified and analysed

3.2

Transport and liability insurance requirements for proposed forwarding solution are evaluated and considered

3.3

Assistance in selecting and organising appropriate insurance options is provided to customer in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures

4 

Organise permits and authorisations needed for air freight transport 

4.1

Documentation requirements for cargo, transport mode/s and selected routing concerned, including all permits and authorisations, are determined

4.2

Documentation requirements are organised, completed and processed in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures

5 

Liaise with freight forwarding global network 

5.1

Appropriate liaison with agents, carriers and others in the global network and supply chain is undertaken to plan and organise freight forwarding project

5.2

Appropriate information is communicated when liaising with freight forwarding global network in accordance with regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures

6 

Track and trace international cargo being forwarded by air transport 

6.1

International cargo being transported by air freight transport is tracked and traced during a freight forwarding project using available systems and technologies

6.2

Problems with transiting freight identified during tracking activities are evaluated and appropriate action is initiated to address these problems in accordance with standard operating procedures

6.3

Advice is provided to customer on progress of international air freight transport project and action taken to address unexpected contingencies is provided to customer

7 

Complete required documentation and records 

7.1

All forms and other documentation required for planned freight forwarding project are completed in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures

7.2

Records of arrangements and transactions made are kept in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures

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 TLIA5060A Plan and organise the international forwarding of freight by air transport.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.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:

  • assisting in organising insurance for air freight transport
  • communicating effectively with others and confirming messages and responses are correctly and clearly understood (particularly in situations where communication is with a person for whom English is a second language)
  • completing documentation and records required for air freight transport accurately
  • completing freight forwarding estimates and calculations for air freight transport
  • interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work
  • liaising with the freight forwarding global network when organising air freight transport
  • monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule and deadlines
  • organising permits and authorisations needed for air freight transport
  • reading and interpreting instructions, procedures, information and relevant signs
  • reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • responding appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace
  • selecting routing for air freight transport
  • tracking international cargo being forwarded by air transport
  • working collaboratively with others
  • working systematically with required attention to detail.

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:

  • airports, cargo handling and terminal equipment at major worldwide airports and freight terminals
  • aircraft containers and containerisation, including types, purposes, dimensions and specifications; loading principles and processes; load planning for containers
  • aircraft types used for international air freight transport, including their applications, capacity and routes
  • applicable regulations and legislation:
  • Australian and international regulations, conventions and codes of practice for international forwarding of freight by air transport
  • Australian and international standards and certification requirements
  • relevant Australian and international environmental protection legislation
  • relevant Australian and international transport security and safety legislation
  • relevant regulations for importing and exporting cargo
  • relevant regulations for international trading and financial transactions
  • Australian and international regulations and conventions applicable to planning and organising international freight forwarding by air transport (including importing, exporting and transiting goods)
  • cargo types, consignments and consolidations
  • definitions, purpose and use of Incoterms and Combiterms
  • global time zones and hours of operation
  • major air routes, services, conferences, airports and freight terminals as they apply to air freight transport
  • parameters of air freight transport including transport security requirements
  • pre-transport issues for air transport
  • principles of international trade and commerce
  • principles of quality assurance and customer service standards, policies and procedures as they apply in the international freight forwarding industry
  • processes for chartering aircraft types of charter, terms and contracts
  • relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental procedures and regulations
  • sources of information and documentation for international freight forwarding by air transport, including permits and authorisations
  • standard procedures, codes of practice and protocols for planning and organising international freight forwarding by air transport (including importing, exporting and transiting goods)
  • types of packaging for air transport
  • typical problems that can occur when planning and organising international freight forwarding by air transport and related appropriate action that can be taken to prevent or solve these problems.

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.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851

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