Course Title: Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5369 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM7986C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email: timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, apply and follow chain of responsibility policies and procedures in a supervisory role in relation to heavy vehicles.

It includes explaining the chain of responsibility features and administering the requirements in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations. It also involves administering and monitoring chain of responsibility workplace policies and procedures, and identifying and reporting chain of responsibility breaches.

Work is performed under general supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIF0002 Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures

Elements:

1 Explain chain of responsibility features in the Heavy Vehicle National Law and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations

2 Administer chain of responsibility requirements in the Heavy Vehicle National Law and regulations or applicable state/ territory law and regulations

3 Administer and monitor chain of responsibility workplace policies and procedures

4 Identify and report chain of responsibility breaches


Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to identify, apply and follow chain of responsibility policies and procedures in a supervisory role in relation to heavy vehicles.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • applying chain of responsibility obligations relating to own job role on a minimum of three occasions
  • applying and monitoring workplace policies and procedures relating to chain of responsibility in a supervisory role for a minimum of four weeks
  • preparing reports of chain of responsibility breaches on a minimum of three occasions, each about a different type of breach.

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • action required when possible breaches of the chain of responsibility are identified
  • consequences of non-compliance with the chain of responsibility
  • roles including
  1. duties within the individual’s own role
  2. duties performed by others under the individual’s supervision
  3. duties that influence or direct other parties in the chain of responsibility
  • methods and requirements to ensure management of fatigue, speed, load restraint, mass and dimension
  • parties in the chain of responsibility including
  1. consignors and consignees
  2. drivers/owner drivers
  3. employers, prime contractors and operators
  4. loaders
  5. loading managers
  6. packers
  7. parties in the extended liability provisions of the HVNL and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations
  8. schedulers
  • principal obligations relating to chain of responsibility in the HVNL and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations including
  1. consideration of traffic conditions in managing speed and fatigue
  2. extended liability
  3. fatigue, work and rest times
  4. securing loads
  5. vehicle dimension and load limits
  • what constitutes a duty, a reasonable step, a breach and a penalty to chain of responsibility regulations as they apply to a range of job roles
  • where to locate current chain of responsibility information
  • workplace policies and procedures around chain of responsibility for own job role and the range of job roles for which own job role is responsible.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.