Unit of competency details

TLIC2012A - Ride courier/delivery motorcycle (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIC1207C - Ride courier/delivery motorcycle06/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLIC2012 - Ride courier/delivery motorcycleUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 28/Feb/2016

Training packages that include this unit


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  02/Sep/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to ride a courier/delivery motorcycle while safely carrying loads. This includes pre-operational checks of the motorcycle; the systematic, safe and efficient control of all functions; and effective management of hazardous situations. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

Work must be carried out in compliance with the regulations/permit requirements of the relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority pertaining to the riding of a motorcycle on public roads.

Work is generally performed with indirect supervision, and with limited accountability and responsibility for self in achieving the prescribed outcomes.

Driving involves the application of routine procedures to pick up and deliver products, documents and materials from and to customers across a variety of operational contexts.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor


Not Applicable

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



Ride the courier motorcycle 

1.1 Motorcycle is started, steered, manoeuvred, positioned and stopped in accordance with traffic regulations, manufacturers instructions and workplace policy

1.2 Engine power is managed to ensure efficiency and performance and to minimise engine and gear damage

1.3 Driving hazards are identified and/or anticipated and avoided or controlled through defensive driving

1.4 The motorcycle is parked, shut down and secured in accordance with manufacturers specifications, traffic regulations and workplace procedures

1.5 Motorcycles carrying dangerous goods are driven along designated routes in accordance with the AE or ADG codes, relevant government regulations and workplace policies

1.6 Load is checked to confirm compliance with the load limit of the motorcycle

1.7 The load is secured, transported and the motorcycle is manoeuvred with due consideration to any required precautions related to characteristics of the load and/or relevant government regulations pertaining to special loads

1.8 Any required signs or indicators are fixed to the motorcycle

1.9 Personal protective equipment and clothing is identified, worn and adjusted to meet legislative, regulatory or policy requirements

Monitor traffic and road conditions 

2.1 The most efficient route of travel is taken through monitoring and anticipation of 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 upon to enable safe operation and to ensure no injury to people or damage to property, equipment, loads and facilities

Monitor and maintain motorcycle performance 

3.1 Motorcycle performance is maintained through pre-operational inspections and checks of the motorcycle

3.2 Performance and efficiency of motorcycle operation is monitored during use

3.3 Defective or irregular performance or malfunctions are reported to the appropriate authority

3.4 Motorcycle records are maintained/updated and information is processed in accordance with workplace procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge


This describes the essential knowledge and skills and their level required for this unit.

Required knowledge :

  • Relevant road rules, regulations, permit and licence requirements of the relevant state/territory road traffic authority
  • Relevant OH&S and environmental procedures and regulations
  • Motorcycle handling procedures
  • Workplace operational instructions
  • Procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency
  • Pre-operational checks carried out on motorcycle and related action
  • Map reading and road navigation techniques
  • Motorcycling hazards and related defensive riding techniques
  • Factors which may cause traffic delays and diversions and related action that can be taken by a courier motorcyclist
  • Requirements of courier work systems/operations and relevant equipment
  • Procedures and policies concerning the identification, acceptance and carrying of dangerous/hazardous goods

Required skills :

  • Communicate effectively with others when riding a commercial courier or delivery motorcycle
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to the riding of a commercial courier or delivery motorcycle
  • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
  • Complete documentation related to the riding of a commercial courier or delivery motorcycle
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Work collaboratively with others when riding a commercial courier or delivery motorcycle
  • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
  • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems, faults or malfunctions in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • Implement contingency plans for unexpected events when riding a commercial courier or delivery motorcycle
  • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during work activities
  • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • Apply fatigue management knowledge and techniques
  • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • Operate and adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards
  • Monitor performance of motorcycle and take appropriate action

Evidence Guide


The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

  • The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:
  • the underpinning knowledge and skills
  • relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts
  • Resources for assessment include:
  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or
  • access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace
  • In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:
  • relevant and appropriate materials and equipment, and
  • applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation
  • As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests
  • Practical assessment must occur:
  • through activities in an appropriately simulated environment at the registered training organisation, and/or
  • in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance.

Work may be carried out in typical road transport situations, including:

  • operations conducted day or night
  • typical weather conditions
  • on the open road
  • on a private road
  • while at a depot or base
  • while at a customer's workplace or premises

Customers may be:

  • internal or external

Motorcycle handling procedures may include:

  • starting a motorcycle
  • steering and manoeuvring a motorcycle
  • accelerating and braking
  • stopping and parking
  • using defensive riding techniques

Pre-operational checks may include:

  • visual check of motorcycle for operational capability
  • checking and topping up fluid levels
  • checks of tyre pressures
  • checks of operation of lights
  • checks of gearing, steering and brakes
  • check of seat adjustment

Minor routine repairs may include:

  • replacement of blown globes in motorcycle lights
  • changing of tyres
  • repair of tyre punctures

Hazards may include:

  • vehicular traffic and pedestrians
  • uneven ground, steps, road surfaces
  • dust and vapours
  • hazardous or dangerous materials
  • humidity, air temperature and radiant heat
  • light including UV
  • noise
  • wet and iced roads
  • oil on road
  • animals and objects on road

Personal protective equipment may include:

  • helmet
  • sunglasses
  • sun cream

Hazardous or dangerous goods may include:

  • medical samples or supplies
  • explosives
  • acids, alkalines or solvents

Consultative processes may involve:

  • customers
  • other employees and supervisors
  • management
  • union representatives
  • industrial relations, Occupational Health and Safety specialists
  • other professional or technical staff
  • local government authorities

Factors that can cause traffic delays and diversions may include:

  • traffic accidents
  • flooded sections of road
  • road damage
  • bridge/tunnel damage
  • road works
  • building construction
  • road closures for special events such as marches, sporting events, etc.
  • holiday traffic
  • road closures for utility works such as electricity, water, sewerage, telecommunications, gas, etc.

Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

  • company procedures
  • enterprise procedures
  • organisational procedures
  • established procedures

Information and documentation may include:

  • state/territory licence requirements relevant to courier motorcyclists
  • state/territory road rules
  • workplace instructions and procedures for courier motorcyclists including emergency procedures
  • motorcycle manufacturers instructions, specifications and recommended riding and servicing procedures including preoperational checks of motorcycle
  • operations manuals including quality assurance procedures
  • induction documentation
  • competency standards and training materials
  • HAZCHEM codes and dangerous/hazardous goods codes and procedures
  • supplier and/or client instructions
  • material safety data sheets
  • communications technology equipment, oral, aural or signed communications
  • conditions of service, legislation and industrial agreements
  • OH&S procedures

Applicable procedures and codes may include:

  • relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority regulations and licence requirements pertaining to the courier motorcyclists
  • relevant state/territory road rules
  • relevant state/territory OH&S legislation
  • relevant state/territory fatigue management regulations
  • relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation
  • applicable dangerous/hazardous goods codes and legislation

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable

Competency Field

Competency Field 

C - Vehicle Operation

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