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Unit of competency details

TLIF0008 - Apply safety critical communications in the rail environment (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 04/Jul/2018


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
TLI32821 - Certificate III in Rail OperationsCertificate III in Rail OperationsCurrent
TLI30120 - Certificate III in Passenger Train GuardCertificate III in Passenger Train GuardSuperseded1-2 
TLI33221 - Certificate III in Terminal Train DrivingCertificate III in Terminal Train DrivingCurrent
TLI23220 - Certificate II in ShuntingCertificate II in ShuntingSuperseded
TLI27121 - Certificate II in Rail InfrastructureCertificate II in Rail InfrastructureCurrent
TLI31421 - Certificate III in Light Rail DrivingCertificate III in Light Rail DrivingCurrent1-2 
TLI47120 - Certificate IV in Rail InfrastructureCertificate IV in Rail InfrastructureSuperseded
TLI50615 - Diploma of Rail Operations ManagementDiploma of Rail Operations ManagementSuperseded
TLI42715 - Certificate IV in Tram/Light Rail ControlCertificate IV in Tram/Light Rail ControlSuperseded
TLI40120 - Certificate IV in Rail Network ControlCertificate IV in Rail Network ControlSuperseded1-2 
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Skill sets that include this unit

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TLISS00204 - Provide Rail Network Rolling Stock Fault Support Skill SetProvide Rail Network Rolling Stock Fault Support Skill SetCurrent1-2 
TLISS00186 - Conduct Autonomous Rail Traffic Operations Skill SetConduct Autonomous Rail Traffic Operations Skill SetCurrent
TLISS00183 - Safety Critical Communications Skill SetSafety Critical Communications Skill SetCurrent
TLISS00230 - Rail Operations Safeworking Skill SetRail Operations Safeworking Skill SetCurrent
TLISS00216 - Drive a Rail Vehicle within Defined Limits Skill SetDrive a Rail Vehicle within Defined Limits Skill SetCurrent
TLISS00224 - Rail Operations Fundamentals Skill SetRail Operations Fundamentals Skill SetCurrent
TLISS00194 - Manage Autonomous Rail Traffic Operations by Network Control Skill SetManage Autonomous Rail Traffic Operations by Network Control Skill SetCurrent
TLISS00205 - Provide Rail Network Wayside Fault Support Skill SetProvide Rail Network Wayside Fault Support Skill SetCurrent1-2 
TLISS00232 - Pilot Rail Traffic Skill SetPilot Rail Traffic Skill SetCurrent
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  23/Aug/2018 
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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 apply effective safety critical communications and is also considered best practice for general communications in the rail environment.

It includes communicating, providing timely and accurate rail operational information and responding to unplanned situations or events appropriately.

This unit is intended for rail safety workers who are required to identify and respond to operational information as part of their job role. They may be working within a rail operational or infrastructure environment.

Safety critical communications is any communication that, if not delivered or not delivered accurately or promptly, could result in death, serious injury or incur significant damage to property, infrastructure or the environment.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

F – Safety Management

Unit Sector

Rail sector

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 

Provide timely and accurate operational information and coordination 

1.1 

Location information is clearly communicated and clarified as required

1.2 

Communication hazards are identified, risks are assessed and control measures are implemented to ensure communication occurs from a safe place

1.3 

Rail network condition advice is provided

1.4 

Changes in operational status of communications facilities affecting network operations are provided

1.5 

Safety critical information is exchanged clearly and in a timely manner in accordance with safety management system and regulatory requirements

1.6 

Communication is received, confirmed, acknowledged and appropriate actions taken

2 

Communicate accurate operational information 

2.1 

Communication is delivered clearly, in a timely manner and accurately

2.2 

Standard phrases are used in accordance with communications protocols

2.3 

Concise and unambiguous standard phrases are used

2.4 

Active listening is maintained for all communication

2.5 

Read backs are provided and obtained

2.6 

Delivery of voice messages is adjusted to suit receiver

2.7 

Communication protocols are followed

2.8 

Most effective communications method is used

2.9 

Handover or takeover is performed to achieve continuity of teamwork and service

3 

Issue and coordinate rail operations information 

3.1 

Rail operations information is issued and recorded in accordance with the workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

3.2 

Written authorities are issued, read back and acknowledged correct before actioning

3.3 

Documented safety critical communications are recorded and retained in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

4 

Respond to unplanned situation 

4.1 

Sufficient information is obtained from relevant sources to determine nature and implications of situation

4.2 

Emergencies, potential emergencies or unplanned situations are identified, and needs are prioritised in accordance with emergency response plans and 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 may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This is a new unit. No equivalent unit.

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:

  • allocating attention according to priorities
  • applying situational awareness through effective visual scans, use of communication systems, use of rail operation information and use of systems of safe working, in accordance with workplace procedures
  • challenging communication errors including safety critical errors, incomplete, unclear or ambiguous information
  • communicating in a team by exchanging information through assigning responsibility and acknowledging communication content
  • communicating verbal and written safety critical information clearly and concisely
  • comprehending and responding to incoming operational information
  • formulating and issuing communications messages and questions
  • identifying hazards and implementing risk control measures
  • identifying specific location by actively communicating with relevant parties confirming specific location
  • interpreting and following operational instructions
  • interpreting and recording messages
  • listening actively
  • modifying communications dependent on workplace contingencies, situations and environments
  • prioritising responses in accordance with operational procedures
  • relaying safety critical communications with required attention to detail
  • dealing with unplanned events or situations in accordance with operational procedures
  • using communications facilities to maintain contact with rail safety worker/s
  • using most appropriate form of communication for the operational context
  • using standard terms/phrases, 24-hour clock and phonetic alphabet
  • validating or acknowledging safety critical communication verbally or by action in accordance with operational protocols.

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:

  • barriers to communication
  • common communication errors
  • communication protocols
  • communication standard terms/phrases, 24-hour clock and phonetic alphabet, abbreviations
  • communication techniques
  • communication types, coverage and channels
  • communications associated with emergency and/or abnormal operations
  • effects of fatigue on effective communication
  • handover and takeover procedures
  • principles of effective communication
  • procedures to be followed in equipment/facility failure
  • prompts and techniques used to assist and cue coordination and communications
  • qualitative aspects of verbal communication including tone, emphasis, stress and frustration
  • read back requirements
  • relevant safety management system as it applies to workplace function
  • relevant workplace procedures and regulatory requirements.

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 rail workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect rail 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 must include access to:

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulations
  • relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in the rail industry
  • applicable documentation including workplace procedures, safety management system, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851