This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to receive goods in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements as part of work activities undertaken within the transport and logistics industry.  It includes identifying workplace procedures and documentation requirements for receiving goods; checking and inspecting goods on arrival and completing workplace documentation; and unloading, unpacking and storing stock.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist when receiving goods; - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - communicating and working effectively with others when receiving goods; - completing documentation related to receiving goods; - estimating the size, shape and special requirements of goods and loads; - identifying containers and goods coding, Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) markings and where applicable, emergency information panels; - implementing contingency plans when receiving goods; - modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments; - operating and adapting to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures; - reading, interpreting and following instructions, procedures, information, labels and signs relevant to receiving goods; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures; - selecting and using relevant load handling equipment when receiving goods; - selecting and using required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) standards, and; - working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - Australian and international codes and regulations relevant to receiving goods including the ADG Code and relevant bond, quarantine or other legislative requirements; - documentation requirements for receiving goods; - focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for receiving goods; - housekeeping standards and procedures; - problems that may occur when receiving goods and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve these problems; - relevant WHS/OHS and environmental protection procedures and guidelines; - site layout and obstacles; - specifications and standards for checking and inspecting received goods, and; - workplace procedures and policies for receiving goods.

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