This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in stocktakes in accordance with relevant regulations and workplace requirements within the transport and logistics industry.  It includes product knowledge, preparing and conducting stocktakes, counting and identifying stock discrepancies and completing all required documentation.

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 during work activities; - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - communicating and working effectively with others when conducting stocktakes; - completing documentation related to conducting stocktakes; - modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments; - monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule; - operating and adapting to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures; - reading, interpreting and following instructions, procedures and labels relevant to conducting stocktakes; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, and; - selecting and using relevant communication, computing and office equipment when conducting stocktakes.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - Australian codes and regulations relevant to conducting stocktakes; - housekeeping standards and procedures; - operational work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for conducting stocktakes; - principles of operation and functions of stocktake systems; - site layout and obstacles; - workplace procedures and policies for conducting stocktakes, and; - workplace processes for managing records and producing stocktake reports.

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