Unit of competency details

TLIC4071 - Establish and operate train braking system (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 19/Oct/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIC4071A - Establish and operate train braking systemUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 18/Oct/2015


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 039907 Rail Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 039907 Rail Operations  29/Apr/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 identify, establish and operate a train braking system after it has been marshalled and deals with brake system faults and failures.

It includes identifying and operating train braking system, and locating and rectifying or isolating system faults during operation in accordance with organisational procedures.

This unit covers activities carried out in a rail yard or on a main line.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

C – Vehicle Operation

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1 

Identify and establish train braking system 

1.1

Brake system and type to be used are identified

1.2

Confirmation is made that motive power unit is appropriate for braking system to be used

1.3

Correct coupling of braking system to motive power unit is established and/or confirmed in accordance with organisational policies and requirements

1.4

Air brake system is charged to required pressures in accordance with manufacturer requirements and tolerances

2 

Operate and monitor train braking system 

2.1

Relevant brake system tests are conducted in accordance with organisational policies and requirements

2.2

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

2.3

Train brakes are applied and released under normal operational conditions in accordance with correct train handling and organisational policies and procedures

2.4

Train brake system is monitored in accordance with organisational and/or operational requirements

3 

Identify and rectify train braking system faults during operation 

3.1

Train braking system faults are identified during operation

3.2

Safe location to bring train to a stand is identified in accordance with train handling and organisational policies and procedures

3.3

Train brake system fault is located and rectified or isolated in accordance with manufacturer and/or organisational procedures

3.4

Relevant brake system tests are conducted in accordance with organisational policies and requirements

3.5

Train is operated in accordance with organisational 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 TLIC4071A Establish and operate train braking system.

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 relevant rail safety practices and workplace procedures
  • assessing brake system defects
  • identifying job hazards and taking required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
  • interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work
  • interpreting capabilities of train braking systems
  • modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • modifying driving in accordance with brake capabilities and characteristics
  • operating and adapting to differences in brakes and related equipment in accordance with operating procedures
  • reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures, information and signs
  • reporting identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and organisational procedures
  • selecting and using required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) standards
  • 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:

  • brake systems, their components and their operation
  • capabilities and characteristics of train braking systems
  • diagnostic techniques
  • pneumatic systems and their operations
  • releasing train brakes after emergency application in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • relevant environmental protection legislation, regulations, codes of practice, policies and procedures
  • relevant information and documents
  • relevant state/territory legislated rail safety requirements, rail industry standards, rules, codes of practice and/or guidelines
  • relevant WHS/OHS legislation, regulations, codes of practice, policies and procedures
  • tools and equipment applications
  • types of brake tests and their purpose.

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 or, where this is not available, in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate rail corridor 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
  • relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

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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