This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to maintain container/cargo records, in accordance with relevant regulations and workplace requirements as part of work activities within the transport and logistics industry.  It includes processing container and/or cargo documentation, maintaining records of container/cargo movements, monitoring container/cargo including reefer units and maintaining records.  

Unit details

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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 relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - communicating effectively with others; - estimating size, shape and special requirements of loads; - identifying cargo, container and goods, coding, Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code/International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code markings and emergency information panels; - interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work; - reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures, information and labels; - receiving, acknowledging and sending messages with available communications equipment; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, 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 Standards, codes of practice and regulations relevant to maintaining container and cargo records including the current ADG Code; - cargo marking and numbering systems; - focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for maintaining container and cargo records; - problems that may occur when maintaining container and cargo records and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve these problems; - relevant bond, quarantine or other legislative requirements; - relevant handling and safety codes of practice; - site layout and location of reefer units, and; - workplace procedures and policies for maintaining container and cargo records.

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