Course Title: Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5399 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM8878C

City Campus

TAFE

525T Business & Enterprise

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

BUSM8878C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2021

Course Contact: Annie Barry

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5493

Course Contact Email: Anahita.barry@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:

TLIF0014 Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)

Elements:

1 Determine chain of responsibility features in the HVNL or applicable state/territory law and regulations

2 Monitor chain of responsibility obligations in the HVNL or applicable state/ territory law and regulations

3 Administer and monitor chain of responsibility workplace policies and procedures

4 Undertake due diligence activities


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

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:

  • applying and monitoring workplace policies and procedures relating to safety of transport activities (chain of responsibility) in a supervisory function reflecting a minimum of four weeks
  • applying applicable state/territory law and regulations
  • applying chain of responsibility obligations relating to own job function on a minimum of three occasions
  • assessing the likelihood and consequences of harm relating to own job function on a minimum of three occasions
  • completing safety documentation of identified transport activities of a heavy vehicle risks on a minimum of three occasions, each about a different type of risk
  • identifying heavy vehicle transport activities risks
  • Implementing relevant risk control measures and reporting actions taken to relevant person in accordance with workplace procedures on a minimum of three occasions. 

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:

  • actions required when possible risks of the transport activity of a heavy vehicle are identified
  • consideration of external factors in managing speed and fatigue
  • due diligence including taking reasonable steps to:
  • acquire and keep up to date on knowledge about the safe conduct of transport activities
  • identify the nature of the legal entity’s transport activities and the hazards and risks associated with those activities
  • ensure that appropriate resources are allocated and used to eliminate or minimise those hazards and risks
  • verify the control measures implemented are effective
  • function of driver and how they relate to transport activities including level of influence and control
  • functions including:
  • duties within the individual’s own function
  • duties performed by others under the individual’s supervision
  • duties that influence or direct other parties in the chain of responsibility
  • methods, industry standards and requirements to ensure management of fatigue, speed, load restraint, mass, dimension and heavy vehicle maintenance and how they relate to transport activity job functions
  • parties in the chain of responsibility and the concept of level of influence and control
  • potential consequences of non-compliance with the applicable heavy vehicle state/territory law and regulations
  • principal obligations relating to chain of responsibility in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) or applicable state/territory law and regulations including:
  • consideration of traffic conditions in managing speed and fatigue
  • fatigue, work and rest times
  • securing loads
  • vehicle dimension and load limits
  • transport activities as defined by the HVNL or applicable state/territory law and regulations
  • what constitutes a shared duty, a reasonable practicable, a risk and heavy vehicle transport activity as they apply to a range of job functions
  • what constitutes an unreasonable request
  • where to locate current information relating to heavy vehicle transport activities including:
  • codes of practices
  • heavy vehicle standards
  • securing loads, load placement and load restraint
  • vehicle dimension and mass limits
  • workplace policies and procedures for own job function and the range of job functions for which own job function 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.