DRIVING OPERATIONS

The Transport & Logistics ISC has commenced a review of the three Driving Operations qualifications. It is anticipated that any changes to the qualifications will be completed by the second half of 2014 and included in the TLI Training Package.

Project Overview
The review of the Driving Operations qualifications will include work identified in the TLISC Continuous Improvement Plan. Development of Units and Skill Sets aligned to compliance requirements of all drivers, as well as a review of implementation issues due to changes in industry needs and regulatory requirements will be considered.
Project Update
20th November 2015

Transport & Logistics Training Package Release 2.0 was submitted to the Dept. Education and Training on 20th November 2015. This Release contains 3 Driving Operations qualifications, 7 Skill Sets and 122 units of competency.

The draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency can be found here.

10 November 2015
Transport & Logistics Training Package Release 2.0 draft training package components are now available for viewing, prior to being submitted to the Dept. Education and Training for endorsement. This Release contains 3 Road Transport qualifications, 7 Skill Sets and 122 units of competency.

The draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency can be found here.

Driving Operations Project update – Taxi units

The 8 taxi related units have been reviewed by the Taxi industry and are now available for viewing.

Comments can be provided by email to judy.green@tlisc.org.au by no later than 6 July 2015 (Links removed 8 July)

2 June 2015

The Licence to transport Dangerous Goods (DG) formerly known as: “TLILIC3013A Preparation to transport dangerous goods by road” has had an extensive review by industry stakeholders and has been on the TLISC website for comment. It was also presented to the regulators who oversee the transporting of DG. The next step will be to prepare this unit for endorsement.

15 May 2015
Transporting Dangerous Goods (DG) by road

The DG Licence Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has finalised work on reviewing the licence unit of competency for transporting DG by road. Part of the review process was to cross check the unit against the current DGT regulations. This unit is now in its final draft form and is available for comment.

To view the draft unit of competency, please click on the link below. (Link removed 12 June 2015)

Comments can be provided by email to judy.green@tlisc.org.au by no later than 5 June 2015

Taxi units
The 8 taxi related units have been reviewed by the Taxi industry and will be available for viewing, following the next Taxi TAG meeting which is to be held on 2 June.

The 8 units are:

TLIC2009 Drive taxicab
TLIB2090 Use communication systems in a taxicab
TLIC2040 Provide wheelchair accessible taxi services to passengers with disabilities
TLIF2072 Comply with safety and security procedures
TLIH3004 Identify major roads, services and attractions
TLII2019 Provide taxicab customer service
TLIL2060 Complete induction to the transport industry
TLIP2037 Carry out financial transactions and maintain records

18 February 2015
On 28th January 2015, the Driving Operations Steering Committee met to review the feedback received on the 3 Driving Operations qualifications and associated units of competency.At this meeting, the following projects were presented for final comment and validation.

Owner driver Skill set (CIP 3.11)
Chain of Responsibility units (CIP3.16)
Driving Operations qualifications (CIP 3.17)
Road transport Skill Set (CIP 3.18)

TLILIC3013A – Preparation to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road
The DG Licence Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has continued to work on reviewing this unit of competency. Once it is in its final draft form, it will be placed on the website for comment and feedback. To view the draft qualifications and associated units of competency, please click on the link below.

  • TLI21210 Cert II in Driving Operations
  • TLI31210 Cert III in Driving Operations
  • TLI42111 Cert IV in Driving Operations
  • Driving Operations Skill Set
  • Driving Operations Units of Competency

Comments can be provided by email to judy.green@tlisc.org.au by no later than 13th March 2015. (Links removed  26 March 2015)

23 October 2014
On 23rd October the Driving Operations Steering Committee met to provide valuable feedback on the alignment of the 3 qualifications and associated units of competency, to the new Training Package standards.To view the draft qualifications and associated units of competency, please click on the link below.

  • TLI21215 Certificate II in Driving Operations
  • TLI31210 Cert III in Driving Operations
  • TLI42115 Certificate IV in Driving Operations

Comments can be provided by email to judy.green@tlisc.org.au by no later than 1st December 2014 (Links removed 19 January 2015).

At this meeting, the following projects were also presented for final comment.

Owner driver Skill set (CIP 3.11)
There was discussion around the work diary and whether it should come out of the skill set, as it may create a barrier. There was also discussion about the inclusion of a finance unit to assist with basic accounting knowledge for owner drivers. As a result of this discussion, the recommendation is that the ‘work diary’ unit be removed and finance units will be sourced for possible inclusion.

Road transport Skill Set (CIP 3.18)
There was discussion around the work diary and whether it should come out of the skill set, as it may create a barrier. There was also discussion about the inclusion of an emergency response unit and a mapping/route unit.
As a result of this discussion, the recommendation is that the ‘work diary’ unit be removed from the Skill set and the other units will be sourced for possible inclusion.

Packaging Rules for all Driving Operations qualifications
At the previous meeting, it was agreed that there should be a finite number of units completed to achieve the qualification outcome. Currently these qualifications allow for a difference of +/- 2 units depending on the stream selected.

Following discussion, the committee recommended the maximum units to obtain competency for each qualification be:

  • TLI21215 Certificate II in Driving Operations – 18 units
  • TLI31210 Cert III in Driving Operations – 18 units
  • TLI42115 Certificate IV in Driving Operations – 12 units

Members of the group will review those specialist streams that will need to be amended to meet this new criterion.

DG transportation group Competent Authority Panel (CAP)
This group is continuing with work on reviewing the unit of competency: TLILIC3013A – Preparation to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road. A meeting will be held on 14 November with CAP members to work on this unit. Stephen Lane from DMP – WA is leading this process, as agreed by the Driving Operations Steering committee

Certificate III in Scheduling
This qualification was originally developed as a Rail qualification; however has potential application across a number of sectors. The Steering Committee agreed that this qualification would be useful and so will be further developed by a working party.

Taxi Units of competency
A working party involving Taxi Regulators has been established to review the units relating to driving a taxicab. They will be nominating other stakeholders to be involved in the next stage of the review and validation process.

Pathways and Yard operation Qualifications
The following qualifications are also being placed on the website for comment and feedback as part of the process to align the qualifications and associated units of competency to the new Training Package standards.

To view the draft units of competency please click on the link below.

  • TLI10115 Certificate I in Transport and Logistics (Pathways)
  • TLI21715 Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler)

Comments can be provided by email to judy.green@tlisc.org.au by no later than 1st December 2014 (Links removed 19 January 2015).

9 July 2014

The Tip Truck Technical Advisory Group has developed a new unit of competency ‘Operate a tip truck’ which is now available for review and feedback. A draft proposal for the Tip Truck Specialist Elective Group which will be added to the existing Certificate III in Driving Operations is also available and both can be found here:

To view the draft materials please click below. (Links removed 6 August 2014).

Comments can be provided by email to paul.walsh@tlisc.org.au by no later than 21st July 2014.Following consultation with all state and territory Heavy Vehicle Licencing authorities, the five units of competency for Heavy Vehicle Licencing which have been transitioned to the new Standards for Training Packages requirements are now available for validation and can be found here:

To view the draft units of competency please click below. (Links removed 6 August 2014).

Comments can be provided by email to paul.walsh@tlisc.org.au by no later than 29th July 2014. After the 29th of July the units of competency will undergo an external quality assurance in preparation for submission for endorsement.

16 April 2014

The established Technical Advisory Group for DG Tankers met in Sydney to work on the three operate units for fuel, chemical and gas tankers. The work from this group is currently being finalised and will be available for review shortly.

21 March 2014

The second meeting of the Driving Operations Steering Committee was held in Sydney. The previously proposed changes to the Core/Streams in the three Driving Operations qualifications were supported for inclusion in drafts for comment. Proposed Skill Sets for DG drivers, owner drivers and a compliance skill set were also supported.A Technical Advisory Group for Dangerous Goods Tankers (Fuel, Chemical & LP Gas) was established to focus on the specific needs relative to the Certificate IV in Driving Operations and the DG Skill Set. The TAG is scheduled to meet in Sydney on the 16th of April.

To view the draft Skill sets please click below.

    • Skill Sets (Links removed 5 June 2014).

Comments can be provided by email to paul.walsh@tlisc.org.au by no later than 9th May 2014.

22 November 2013

Tip Truck Technical Advisory Group meeting held in Perth. Units suitable for a Tip Truck stream in the Cert III in Driving Operations were identified. Development work on a new unit was commenced, with consultation to continue.

If you have any questions or queries about this project or would like to be involved in the consultation process, please contact Paul Walsh: paul.walsh@tlisc.org.au.

6 September 2013

The Driving Operations Steering Committee held its first meeting in Melbourne. Work to be undertaken will include development of skill sets for drivers, owner drivers and dangerous goods drivers. A Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is to be established to develop units for inclusion in the current qualification for tip truck drivers. Minor adjustments to the Driving Operations qualifications, with no impact on qualification outcomes, were agreed on for upgrade in TLI10 V4.