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Unit of competency details

TLIC2009 - Drive taxi (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIC2009A - Drive taxicabUpdated 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 030515 Automotive Vehicle Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030515 Automotive Vehicle Operations  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 drive a taxi safely across a variety of driving contexts, in compliance with relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority licence requirements and regulations for a commercial taxi.

It includes maintaining systematic and efficient control of all taxi functions, monitoring traffic and road conditions, managing taxi condition and performance, and effectively managing hazardous situations.

Driving is performed with limited or no supervision, and with full accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes.

This unit meets part of the certification requirements for obtaining taxi driver accreditation. As requirements may vary between states and territories, people seeking taxi accreditation should contact their state or territory taxi regulator.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

C – Vehicle Operation

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 

Drive taxi 

1.1

Taxi is started, steered, manoeuvred, positioned and stopped in accordance with traffic regulations and manufacturer specifications

1.2

Engine power is managed to ensure safe and smooth driving performance, and to minimise engine and transmission damage

1.3

Driving hazards are identified, and anticipated and avoided or controlled through safe driving techniques

1.4

Taxi is driven in reverse, maintaining visibility and achieving accurate positioning

1.5

Taxi is parked, shut down and secured in accordance with manufacturer specifications, traffic regulations and workplace procedures

1.6

Taximeter is used in accordance with government regulations, manufacturer specifications and workplace policy

1.7

Appropriate procedures and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) policies are followed

2 

Monitor traffic and road conditions 

2.1

Most efficient route of travel is taken by monitoring and anticipating traffic flows and conditions, road standards and other factors likely to cause delays or route deviations

2.2

Traffic and road conditions are constantly monitored and acted on to enable safe operation and to ensure no injury to people or damage to property, equipment, loads and facilities

3 

Monitor and maintain taxi performance 

3.1

Taxi performance is monitored through taxi pre-operational inspections and checks

3.2

Taxi is monitored in accordance with workplace standards

3.3

Performance and efficiency of taxi operation is monitored during use

3.4

Defective or irregular performance or malfunctions are reported in accordance with workplace procedures

3.5

Taxi records are maintained/updated and information is processed in accordance with workplace 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 TLIC2009A Drive taxicab.

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:

  • applying map reading and road navigation techniques
  • applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
  • applying relevant legislation, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) practices and workplace procedures
  • applying safe driving techniques to avoid potential hazards
  • checking and replenishing fluids, and refuelling and carrying out lubrication processes during work activities
  • completing relevant documentation
  • driving a taxi, including:
  • driving in reverse
  • managing engine power
  • parking, shutting down and securing taxi
  • positioning taxi
  • starting taxi
  • steering and manoeuvring taxi
  • stopping taxi
  • driving in typical road transport situations including:
  • on a private road
  • on the open road
  • typical weather conditions
  • while at a depot or base
  • while at a customer workplace or worksite
  • driving taxi in accordance with traffic regulations and manufacturer specifications
  • monitoring and prioritising work activities
  • monitoring performance of taxi and its equipment and taking appropriate action as required
  • reading and interpreting instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to driving a taxi
  • reporting and/or addressing identified problems, security incidents, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • using taxi controls and 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:

  • differences between transmission types
  • driving hazards and related safe driving techniques
  • efficient driving techniques
  • engine power management and safe driving strategies
  • factors that may cause traffic delays and diversions and related action that can be taken
  • pre-operational checks carried out on taxi and related action
  • procedures to be followed in an emergency or breakdown
  • relevant state/territory road traffic/taxi control authority road rules, regulations, permit and licence requirements taxi handling procedures
  • relevant WHS/OHS and environmental procedures and regulations
  • taxi security procedures and precautions
  • workplace driving and operational instructions.

Assessment Conditions

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

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards forRegistered 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.

Practical driving aspects must be assessed in a vehicle typical of that used in industry, be roadworthy and driven on typical road transport 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