This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage a facility and its inventory requirements, in various contexts within the transport and logistics industry.

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 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 managing facility and inventory requirements; - developing and implementing contingency plans; - prioritising work and coordinating the work of others; - providing leadership to others when managing facilities and inventory requirements; - reading and interpreting plans, diagrams, regulations, codes of practice and other documentation relevant to managing facilities and inventory requirements; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, and; - selecting and applying appropriate technology, information systems and procedures when managing facility and inventory requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - emergency procedures; - enterprise business policies and plans including procedures for facility operations; - operational warehouse systems, resources, management and workplace operating systems; - principles, purpose and location of controls, monitoring devices and systems; - procedures for managing and controlling hazardous situations when carrying out work activities, particularly those that relate to storing materials; - procedures for operating electronic communications equipment; - relevant sections of national and state/territory regulatory requirements and codes of practice, including applicable facility fire safety and building regulations; - requirements for completing relevant documentation; - selection and appropriate application of technology, information systems and procedures, and; - throughput and storage requirements for specific types of inventory.

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