Unit of competency details

TLIO1607B - Apply and monitor workplace security procedures (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Jul/2008

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLIO3016A - Apply and monitor workplace security procedures06/Mar/2011

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  25/Nov/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply and monitor security procedures in workplaces in the postal, warehousing, stevedoring, transport, distribution and allied industries in accordance with workplace and regulatory requirements. This includes checking and monitoring personnel and goods entering the worksite, carrying out surveillance of work areas, dealing with security incidents and emergencies, and completing required reports and surveillance documentation.

Application of the Unit

Work must be carried out in compliance with the regulations and workplace requirements pertaining to the security procedures in the workplace.

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

Work involves the application of workplace procedures and regulatory requirements to security operations as part of work activities in the postal, warehousing, stevedoring, transport, distribution and allied industries.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this competency is packaged will assist in identifying employability skill requirements.

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

Elements and Performance Criteria 


Performance Criteria 


Check and monitor personnel and goods entering the existing worksite 


The entry and/or exit of personnel and vehicles are checked in accordance with workplace operational procedures and statutory authority regulations to prevent improper entry or unlawful removal of goods and cargo


Potential breaches of security which may cause goods to be at risk are observed and reported promptly to designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures


Carry out surveillance of work areas 


Surveillance of work areas is in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Breaches of security are identified and action is initiated and/or the incident reported in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Deal and write reports on security incidents emergencies 


Security incidents/emergencies are dealt with in accordance with regulations and site operational procedures


Appropriate police/security/emergency services are contacted, if required, in accordance with workplace procedures


Written reports of incidents/emergencies communicate intended message in accordance with workplace requirements


Complete required documentation 


Surveillance documentation and reports are completed and files despatched in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required knowledge :

Australian and international codes and regulations relevant to the security arrangements during the transfer of cargo, freight and mail

Relevant OH&S and environmental protection procedures and guidelines

Workplace security procedures and policies when transferring cargo/freight/mail

Focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for the secure transfer of cargo/freight/mail

Security problems that may occur when transferring cargo, freight and mail and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve or avoid the problems

Site layout and operating procedures

Types of hazardous cargo and special handling procedures

The marking and numbering systems for cargo/freight/mail

Relevant bond, quarantine or other legislative requirements

Required skills :

Communicate effectively with others when applying and monitoring security procedures for cargo, freight and mail

Read and interpret instructions, procedures and information relevant to the security of cargo, freight and mail

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Complete documentation related to the security of cargo, freight and mail

Receive, acknowledge and send messages with available communications equipment

Work collaboratively with others when applying and monitoring security procedures for cargo, freight and mail

Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others

Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when applying and monitoring security procedures for cargo, freight and mail in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unanticipated situations that may arise when applying and monitoring security procedures for cargo, freight and mail

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during work activities

Plan own work including predicting consequences and identifying improvements.

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments

Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Identify, select and use relevant equipment, processes and procedures when maintaining security during the transfer of cargo, freight and mail

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 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/or equipment, and/or

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 appropriately simulated activities 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 conducted:

in a range of work environments

by day or night

Workplaces may comprise:

large, medium or small worksites

Customers may be:

internal or external

Work may be conducted in:

limited or restricted spaces

exposed conditions

controlled or open environments

Hazards may include:

vehicular traffic and pedestrians

dust and vapours

chemicals and hazardous or other dangerous materials

humidity, air temperature

lighting conditions

movements of equipment, goods, and materials


Security procedures for high value goods may include:

identification codes/marks/numbers identified and recorded

goods to be secured are tallied

storage location matches product characteristics including fire risks, weather damage or requirements workplace

reporting of shortages and damage

Recording procedures for the receipt/delivery of cargo/freight/mail etc. may include:

carrier and vehicle registration

cargo/freight/mail, including marks/numbers/identification codes

cargo/freight/mail documentation

number of pallets

gate pass and time of exit

Documentation may include:

export receival advice

customs clearance

gate pass/VMO clearance

Depending on workplace context, authorised personnel seeking entry to terminal/wharf/workplace may include:



officers of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

port authority

shipping agents

employees of related industries

work crews

union representatives


site visitors


official representatives

Personal protective equipment may include:


safety headwear and footwear

safety glasses

two-way radios

protective clothing

high visibility clothing

Communication in the work area may include:




electronic data transfer (EDI)

RF systems


oral, aural or signed communications

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

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

established procedures

Surveillance areas may include:

buildings, gates and perimeter fence

personnel and property are authorised to be in a secured area

customers, visitors and contractors are safe

monies, premises and equipment are secure

Information/documents may include:

workplace policies, operating procedures and practices

goods identification numbers and codes

manifests, consignment notes, bar codes, and container identification/serial number

Australian and international codes of practice and regulations relevant to the secure transfer of cargo/freight/mail/parcels including ADG Code

dangerous goods declarations and material safety data sheets (where applicable)

quality assurance procedures

induction documentation

competency standards and training materials

job specifications and procedures

award, enterprise bargaining agreement or other industrial arrangements

codes of practice, including national standards for manual handling and the industry safety code

supplier and or/client instructions'


safety observation feedback program

emergency procedures

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

relevant codes and regulations for the transfer of cargo/freight/mail

Australian and international regulations and codes of practice for the handling and transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including:

Australian and International Dangerous Goods Codes

Australian Marine Orders and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

IATA Dangerous Goods by Air regulations

Australian and International Explosives Codes

licence, patent or copyright arrangements

water and road use and licence arrangements

export/import/quarantine/bond requirements

marine orders

relevant state/territory OH&S and environmental protection legislation

workplace relations regulations

workers compensation regulations

equal opportunity, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action legislation

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

Competency Field

O - Security

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