This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to monitor transport operations in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace policies and procedures in various contexts in the transport and logistics industry. It includes determining transport requirements, monitoring unit loads and load building, examining security requirements and analysing the costs of transport operations.

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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: - advising on recommendations about possible transport operations improvements; - analysing transport cost elements, pricing and operating costs; - communicating and working effectively with others; - completing relevant documentation; - conveying non-compliance issues; - developing own competence in response to changes in activities; - identifying and correctly using relevant equipment; - interpreting and applying relevant regulations and instructions; - modifying activities dependent on workplace contingencies, situations and environments; - monitoring and anticipating operational problems, hazards and risks, including security breaches, and taking appropriate action; - monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule; - reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures, information and signs; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, and; - reporting security breaches.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - organisational policies and procedures, including those relating to effective monitoring and reporting of transport operations; - principles of load building, to enable effective and efficient movement of load; - relevant sections of national and state/territory legislation, regulatory requirements, codes of practice and/or guidelines as they relate to the level and type of transport operations; - relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental procedures and guidelines, and; - software applications commonly used to assist in transport, route planning and load building to maximise cost efficiency.

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