Unit of competency details

TLII3009A - Provide on-board services to customers (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLII3009 - Provide on-board services to customers 18/Oct/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLII907C - Provide on-board services to customers06/Mar/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/Mar/2011


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080501 Sales  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080501 Sales  02/Sep/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to provide on-board services to customers including establishing effective communication with customers, identifying and assessing the needs and expectations of different customers, and providing for the identified customer requirements in accordance with company procedures. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

Work is performed individually, and guidance or advice is available where necessary.

Work involves the application of routine workplace procedures to the provision of on-board services to customers on transport vehicles/vessels.

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



Establish effective communication with customers 

1.1 All customers are greeted in a polite and friendly manner, and formal and informal communication styles are applied as appropriate

1.2 All communications with customers are conducted in a manner which is consistent with organisation's policy

Identify and assess the needs and expectations of different customers 

2.1 Individual customer needs and expectations are identified so that appropriate products and services may be provided

2.2 Customers with special needs are identified and appropriate attention is given to ensure that their requirements are satisfied

2.3 Limitations to service provision are identified, communicated to customers, and checked for understanding

Provide the identified customer requirement 

3.1 All needs and reasonable requests of customers are met in a consistent and timely manner

3.2 Customer dissatisfaction is promptly recognised and appropriate steps are taken to restore goodwill

3.3 Anticipated problems are correctly identified and monitored and action is taken to minimise their effects on customer satisfaction

3.4 Opportunities to enhance the quality of service are taken whenever possible

3.5 Information regarding both anticipated and unanticipated problems and delays is promptly communicated to customers

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required knowledge :

  • Relevant state and territory regulations and requirements pertaining to revenue protection
  • Relevant OH&S and environmental protection procedures and guidelines
  • Details of on-board services provided to customers
  • Organisation's transport services
  • Procedures for the use of communications equipment
  • Fare structures
  • Concessional privileges
  • Timetables
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Customer service requirements
  • Services for customers with disabilities
  • Typical problems that can occur when providing on-board services to customers and related appropriate action that can be taken to prevent or solve them

Required skills :

  • Communicate effectively with others when providing on-board services to customers
  • Handle and resolve conflict and grievance situations that may arise during the provision of on-board services to customers
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to the provision of on-board services to customers
  • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
  • Complete documentation related to the provision of on-board services to customers
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Work collaboratively with others when providing on-board services to customers
  • 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 that may occur when providing on-board services to customers in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Implement contingency plans for unanticipated situations that may arise when providing on-board services to customers
  • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during the provision of on-board services to customers
  • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • Complete transactions and revenue protection activities during the provision of on-board services to customers
  • 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

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.

Operations may be conducted:

  • in restricted spaces or exposed conditions or controlled or open environments
  • in a range of weather conditions
  • by day or night

Equipment may include:

  • use in restricted spaces or exposed conditions or controlled or open environments
  • office equipment
  • communication equipment
  • computer software

On-board service applies to:

  • all long distance rail/coach/bus trips
  • all points of customer contact before, during and after the journey
  • all internal, external and potential customers

Customers with special needs include:

  • international visitors
  • pregnant women
  • the elderly
  • physically and/or mentally disabled persons
  • children travelling alone or under supervision

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/documents may include:

  • workplace policies and procedures
  • customer requests
  • customer service standards and procedures
  • competency standards and training materials
  • quality assurance procedures
  • security and emergency procedures

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

  • relevant state/territory transport regulations
  • relevant state/territory OH&S regulations and legislation
  • relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable

Competency Field

Competency Field 

I - Customer Service