Transport & Logistics Training Package Update
The Transport and Logistics industry provides a diverse range of great job opportunities and the need for skilled and well trained personnel is always in demand. Ensuring that the competency standards meet current, specific job outcomes is critical to this industry’s growth. As always, there is a lot going on in the development of Transport and Logistics training packages.
Work continues on the Warehousing and Logistics qualifications and units of competency, with the Steering Committee meeting in September to provide valuable feedback on the transition process and other key projects. Some recommendations from this meeting were:
- Agreement that the revised ‘Chain of responsibility’ units should now be included as core and optional electives in the Warehouse and Logistics qualifications. So it is being recommended that the unit ‘Apply Chain of responsibility regulations and workplace procedures’ be core in the Certificate II, III and IV and the unit ‘Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures’ be core for the Diploma qualifications.
- The new Scheduling Qualification that was developed by the Rail sector would have application in Warehousing & Logistics sector, so further work will be done to look at this in more detail
- Making the unit ‘Apply awareness of dangerous goods’ more available and so suggest that it be moved into the elective bank to provide greater flexibility
- As a result of an issue raised regarding the unit; ‘TLID3035A – Operate a boom type elevating platform’, a working group will be formed to look at it in more detail, as it does not appear to address the use of scissor and vertical lifts
All recommended changes to the Warehouse and Logistics qualifications and units of competency are available for comment and validation on the website under the Transport and Logistics Training Packages area.
Meanwhile, there has been a great deal of work being done in the Road Transport area. Two meetings have been scheduled this week to discuss the process of moving the qualifications and units of competency to the new standards, in the Driving Operations and Driving Instruction qualifications. Following these meetings, the revised units of competency and qualifications will be placed on the website for review and feedback. Outcomes from both meetings will be published in the November newsletter.
Upcoming events that I will be involved in:
23 Oct Driving Operations Steering Committee meeting – Sydney
24 Oct Driving Instruction Steering Committee meeting – Sydney
5 Nov TAFE Training Providers Annual Conference – Ballarat
12 – 14 Nov 2014 Group Training National Conference – Tasmania
14 Nov Dangerous goods Technical Advisory Group meeting – Adelaide
27-28 Nov RTO Forum – Perth
As always, if you require any further information, please email me on email@example.com or phone on 03 9604 7214.