Course Title: Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUSM7986C

Course Title: Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5302 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Justin Briggs

justin.briggs@rmit.edu.au

Building 80 Level 5 Room 30.013 Ext: 5433

Phone : 9925.5433

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur : Meetings By Appointment Only

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIF0002 Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Principal obligations relating to chain of responsibility in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations are identified
1.2
Principal duties of each party in the chain of responsibility as outlined in the HVNL and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations are explained
1.3
Breaches and penalties for each party for failure to comply with chain of responsibility as outlined in the HVNL and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations are explained
1.4
Reasonable steps to be followed by each party to comply with chain of responsibility as outlined in the HVNL and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations are explained

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Workplace policies, procedures and other documents that include chain of responsibility as it applies to responsibilities of own job role are identified and explained
2.2
Methods and requirements to ensure management of speed and fatigue are explained
2.3
Methods to calculate vehicle dimension and mass limits are explained
2.4
Methods to ensure loads are secured are explained
2.5
Workplace documents relating to chain of responsibility are completed and processed to workplace requirements

Element:

3. Administer and monitor chain of responsibility workplace policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Workplace policies and procedures relating to chain of responsibility are applied within the scope of responsibilities of own role
3.2
Workplace policies and procedures relating to chain of responsibility and any associated changes are communicated to all staff
3.3
Application of workplace policies and procedures relating to chain of responsibility is monitored to ensure compliance with requirements
3.4
Appropriate action is taken when non-compliances with chain of responsibility requirements are identified

Element:

4. Identify and report chain of responsibility breaches

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Chain of responsibility breaches are identified and investigated, and appropriate rectification action is taken
4.2
Workplace and industry practices for reporting chain of responsibility breaches are identified and followed


Learning Outcomes


This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to maintain currency of knowledge and skills on chain of responsibility policies and procedures


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities.
The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include quizzes, scenario case studies and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekDateTopicsAssessment
108-12 FebInduction (See above) History of Supply Chain and Operational Policy Procedures - Explanation of blogs to be completed by week 9
RMIT Overview - Diploma overview - Subject Overview Supply Chain and Operational Procedures blackboard overview including class materials etc
 
Task 1 - Explanation of blog to be completed by week 9
215-19 FebPre read workbook pages SC 6 - 7 and OP 7 - 9, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities.
Types of Supply Chain and Operational Quality controls
 
 
322-26 Feb

Review first 2 weeks and questions. Pre read workbook pages SC 8 - 10
Pre read workbook pages OP 9 - 12, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities.
Australia vs Europe exercise - On-Line resources - Quality Management SWOT Analysis activity, Strategy Theories and Trialing Protocols Pre read workbook pages SC 11 - 13, Pre read workbook pages OP 13 - 15, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities. SafetyMap overview and Procedure writing guide

Safety and the Chain of responsibility
 

 
429 Feb-04 MarSC Technology and In Class Plan and Develop Learning Activity - Final Report and Presentation overview - Review week 3 and questions. Pre read workbook pages SC 14-17, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities View Supply Chain Video
Pre read workbook pages OP 16 - 18, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Plan and Develop learning activity.
http://logisticsbureau.com.au/video-supply-chain-logistics.htm Overview Assessment Task 2 Operational Procedures - Assessment Task 3 Supply Chain
 
Overview Assessment Task 3 Operational Procedures - Assessment and Task 3 Supply Chain conjoined report to be completed by week15
507-11 MarSC Management and Operational Induction Responsibilities
Monday 9th March Public Holiday - Labour Day (Vic) Normal Classes rest of week
Review week 4 and questions. Pre read workbook pages SC 18 - 21, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities
Wednesday - Pre read workbook pages OP 19 - 21, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Induction Checklist exercise Blackwoods Onsite Store Visitor Induction.docx Procedure Template doc
Chain of responsibility procedures
 
615-18 Mar

Communication - Operational Responsibilities
Review week 5 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 22 - 25 and participate in communication learning activity
Pre read workbook pages OP 21 - 23, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Responsibilities learning activity
Assignment Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6

Communicating the chain of responsibility.
 

Assignment 2 written report Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6
721-24 MarPre read workbook pages OP 21 - 23, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Responsibilities learning activity
Assignment Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6
Review and discuss self-directed blog activity for completion week 9.
 
Assignment Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6
Review and discuss self-directed blog activity for completion week 9.
 
 24 Mar –01  AprEaster BreakSelf-directed blog activities
 804-08 AprReview weeks 1- 8b Check blogs – Technology in Supply Chain - SC Process, Security, Data and Operational KPI’s - Pre read workbook pages SC 26 - 29 and participate in class activities Completion of all blog activity.Assessment task 1 to be completed by end of this week
911-15 AprSC Process, Security, Data and Operational KPI’s
Pre read workbook pages OP 24 - 25, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities
 
 
1018 – 21 Apr SC Networks, Financial Structures and Procedure Goals
Review week 10 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 30 - 33 and participate in class activities
Pre read workbook pages OP 25 - 26, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities
 
 
1126-29 AprDemand Chain Management and Procedure Implementation
Review week 11 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 37 - 41 and participate in class
 
 
1202-06 MayReplenishment and Demand
Review week 12 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 42 on and participate in class learning activity
Prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities - Discuss final submissions hand in process for week 14-15
 
Discuss final submissions hand in process for week 14-15
1309-13 MayReview all of Supply Chain material and Operational Procedure material in relation to submissions. Receive early submissionsReceive early submissions
1416-20 MayReview all of Supply Chain material and Operational Procedure material in relation to submissions. Receive early submissionsReceive early submissions
1523-27 MayReceive final report submissionsAssessment Task 2 and 3 Receive final report submissions
1631 May  – 03  JunReceive Final Submissions requiring extension Review, Assess and FeedbackReceive Final Submissions requiring extension


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

As provided in blackboard


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 must provide evidence of:

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

To complete the unit requirements effectively, you must:

action required when possible breaches of the chain of responsibility are identified consequences of non-compliance with the chain of responsibility roles including

  • duties within the individual’s own role
  • duties performed by others under the individual’s supervision
  • 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

  • consignors and consignees
  • drivers/owner drivers
  • employers, prime contractors and operators
  • loaders
  • loading managers
  • packers
  • parties in the extended liability provisions of the HVNL and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations
  • schedulers

principal obligations relating to chain of responsibility in the HVNL and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations including consideration of

  • traffic conditions in managing speed and fatigue
  • extended liability
  • fatigue, work and rest times
  • securing loads
  • 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.


Assessment Tasks

This following units are co-delivered and coassessed:  BUSM7817C Develop operational procedures; BUSM7822C Manage Supply Chain; BUSM7986C - Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures;

Students are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment Task 1 – Manage Supply Chain Blog.
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 9
Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually
Purpose:Supply chain management involves overseeing the entire supply chain cycle from raw materials to producers, component suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, third party service providers, retailers, customers and recyclers, plus freight, distribution and cash flow
Requirements: The online learning component of this course will involve participation in a number of online collaborate sessions which will discuss key journal topics. In preparing for these collaborate sessions, you will need to undertake some basic research – either through the web or within your organisation.
You are required to record your research for at least two of the blogs sessions.
There are no formal referencing requirements for the journal or blog entries.

Assessment Task 2 – Implementation of Supply Chain and Operational Procedures written report.
Date handed out: Week 4
Date and time due: Week 15
Group or Individual: Groups of no more than 4 students – Note: This assignment follows on from Assignment 1 – so you should try to find a group which completed assignment 1 on the same company.
Purpose:This assignment will allow you to develop "Operational Procedures”. It requires you to develop innovative strategies and tactics to overcome day to day workplace issues that encourage meeting workplace goals and key performance indicators in a work area.
Requirements:Making reference to assignment 1, you will analyse your business in line with your existing operations, policies, and KPI’s and identify a new operational procedure. The assignment should be fully referenced, outline the procedure in detail and be not more than 3000 words. Simple tables in addition to the words listed.

Assessment Task 3 – Presentation – Technology in Operational Procedures and Supply Chain Management
Date handed out: Week 4
Date and time due: Week 15
Group or Individual: Groups of no more than 4 students
Purpose:This research assignment and presentation will allow you to research and present on critical technology aspects in the management of,
Requirements: In groups of not more than 4 students you will be required to present a 10 minute presentation which addresses the topic of ‘How developments in Supply Chain Management Technology can assist with the Management of a Supply Chain Operational Procedure.

 

 


Assessment Matrix

As per assessment outline

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
 

Other Information

Submission Requirements

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
 

Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf
 

Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
 

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
More Information:http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

Marking Guide (Competency):

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.


Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

Final Grades table:


CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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