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Unit of competency details

TLIL4038 - Organise marshalling and shunting operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIL4038A - Organise marshalling and shunting operationsUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 18/Oct/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/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 organise marshalling and shunting operations in accordance with workplace procedures and the requirements of relevant safeworking regulations and codes of practice.

It includes identifying marshalling and shunting requirements, identifying required rolling stock movements, and planning rolling stock movements in accordance with workplace requirements.

People achieving competence in this unit will need to fulfil the applicable state/territory legislated rail safety requirements and to comply with relevant codes of practice and/or guidelines.

Work is performed under some supervision, generally within a team environment.

It involves the application of routine operational principles and procedures when marshalling and shunting operations across a variety of operational workplace contexts within the Australian rail system.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

L ‒ Resource Management

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 marshalling and shunting requirements 

1.1

Track and siding requirements are established, based on customer needs and safe work practices

1.2

Dangerous goods or other special transportation requirements are established

1.3

Destinations, arrival times and departure times are established that are consistent with timetable requirements

1.4

Relevant safe working systems are identified

1.5

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

2 

Identify required rolling stock movements 

2.1

Rolling stock types required are determined from available documentation

2.2

Rolling stock locations are identified, and track and siding availabilities are established to facilitate the marshalling and shunting operation

2.3

Rolling stock priorities and sequences are sorted in accordance with workplace procedures

3 

Plan rolling stock movements 

3.1

Marshalling strategy is identified to achieve safe and efficient loading and unloading

3.2

Resources required to carry out marshalling strategy are identified

3.3

Appropriate motive power is determined to enable completion of shunting operations

3.4

Track and siding access and options for wagon movements are identified from marshalling strategy

3.5

Contingency strategy is identified or prepared

3.6

Shunting and marshalling plan and train consist is documented, filed and distributed in accordance with operational requirements

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 TLIL4038A Organise marshalling and shunting operations.

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:

  • adapting to differences in rolling stock and equipment in accordance with operating procedures
  • applying relevant safeworking system and workplace procedures
  • communicating effectively with others
  • completing relevant documentation including:
  • shunting and marshalling plan
  • train consist
  • identifying job hazards and taking required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
  • identifying marshalling and shunting requirements
  • identifying required rolling stock movements
  • implementing contingency plans
  • interpreting and follow operational instructions and prioritising work
  • modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • planning rolling stock movements
  • reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures and information
  • reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • 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:

  • applicable state/territory legislated rail safety requirements, relevant codes of practice and/or guidelines
  • characteristics and features of wagons and other rolling stock
  • draw gear capacities and related operating procedures
  • loading and unloading facilities
  • local track and signal layouts
  • location of signals and points
  • marshalling plan and instructions
  • principles of operation of protective devices, air brakes, handbrakes and derailers
  • procedures for:
  • coupling and uncoupling rolling stock
  • getting on and off rolling stock in an appropriate manner
  • loading and unloading rolling stock
  • managing hazardous situations
  • operating points and signals
  • relevant Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code and workplace procedures
  • relevant documentation requirements
  • relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental procedures and regulations and codes of practice
  • safeworking systems and workplace procedure requirements
  • timetables and destination information required when organising marshalling and shunting operations
  • yard features and operation.

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 safeworking systems, workplace procedures, regulations, ADG Code, 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