This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to organise the transport of freight or goods in compliance with relevant codes of practice and regulations, and to apply routine principles and procedures to organise the transport of freight or goods prior to shipment.  It includes planning transport operations, organising freight transport, completing the required documentation and finalising organisational processes. It is performed under general supervision, with some accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving prescribed outcomes.

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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 precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards; - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - communicating effectively with others; - completing relevant documentation; - establishing effective working relationships with colleagues and clients; - modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments; - monitoring and prioritising work activities in terms of planned schedule; - operating and adapting to differences in equipment in accordance with operating procedures; - planning own work, prioritising work activities, predicting consequences and identifying improvements; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures; - reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures and signs; - selecting and using required communications equipment, computers and systems, 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: - problems that may occur and appropriate action that can be taken; - procedures for assessing storage and transport requirements and options; - procedures for calculating/estimating weight, volumes and dimensions; - procedures for coordinating the transfer and storage of goods including multi-modal transport; - procedures for identifying and evaluating information needed to facilitate the transport of freight; - procedures for selecting transport/storage equipment and systems; - procedures for organising required permits and for completing transport documentation; - relevant legislative requirements and codes of practice; - relevant WHS/OHS and environmental procedures and regulations, and; - sources of information and documentation for organising the transport of freight and goods.

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