Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd is a NHVR  approved RTO

RTO ID 45376


TLIF0006 – Administer a Fatigue Risk Management System

The training is conducted for 5-6 hours in a single day. The course is 75% training and 25% assessment. There is also a performance evidence project to be completed within 4 weeks after the course and returned to the Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd. This project should take between one and two hours to complete. A Statement of Attainment will not be issued until the performance evidence project is completed.

This course is delivered at the offices of the Learner’s employer by Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd.

Purpose of the Training and Assessment Strategy
This Training and Assessment Strategy is applicable to the schedulers and it is a document that is used for the commissioning of the trainer/assessor to commence the training in unit TLIF0006 Administer a fatigue risk management system.

This Training and Assessment Strategy will change as the learner cohort needs to change and therefore there will be several such strategies co-existing.

Unit Outline
This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required for road transport schedulers or supervisors/managers to administer a fatigue risk management system within the Transport and Logistics industry or an Industry utilising a Fatigue Related Heavy Vehicle (12 Tonne or above)

It includes identifying and managing risks associated with fatigue during heavy vehicle driving, operating within a fatigue risk management system, planning trips and updating records, and developing and implementing policies, procedures and strategies to minimise fatigue in the workplace.

Work is performed under limited supervision generally within a team environment.

Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit. The primary legislative requirement of this unit of competency is the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

Target Client Group
The target client for this course in fatigue management is provided to those managers or supervisors who are required to schedule the transport of product within their employed role. These managers must have responsibility for providing any directions about when to drive/work and rest that will be acted upon by a truck driver or heavy vehicle ( Fatigue Related 12 tonne and above ). This qualification allows the learner to participate as a scheduler in the NHVAS BFM or AFM Fatigue module.

Course Entry Requirements and Pre-Requisites
There are no formal academic requirements for this course; however Transport Compliance Training Solutions requires that all Learners:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have adequate  reading and writing, oral communication and mathematical skills
  • Are employed within a transport company or an Industry that operates a Fatigue related Heavy Vehicle (12 tonne and above) for 2 months prior to this course.
  • The learner must provide photographic evidence of their identity plus a copy of their applicable licence prior to commencement of the course.

Third Party Pre Enrolment Performance Evidence Form
A third party pre enrolment work experience validation will be forwarded to the participants supervisor prior to commencement of the course. The supervisor with verify that the participant has completed the task listed below on at least two occasions in the last 6 months

  • Inducted drives into your fatigue risk management
  • Been complying with a fatigue risk management system
  • Participated in the company internal review process
  • Scheduled and rostered drivers
  • Processed unplanned events or deviations in driver schedules
  • Communicated regularly with drivers
  • Monitors driver health and safety of drivers duties
  • Conducts daily duties in accordance with the HVNL
  • Is effective in assessing risk factors in scheduling and rostering
  • Is effectively monitoring national work  diary  paper work and other relevant documentation
  • Issued at least 2 non conformances
  • Is effective in providing accurate and timely feedback to drivers

Being awarded this unit of competency is a necessary requirement to obtaining National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Fatigue Management Accreditation but is only one of the criteria.

Prospective applicants should check with the NHVAS before undertaking training and/or assessment


Career Outcomes
Graduates of this short course will be have the required skills and knowledge required to administer a fatigue risk management system within the Transport and Logistics Industry (or an industry that has a requirement for a driver to operate a fatigue related heavy vehicle 12 tonne or above) It will include:

  • Manage heavy vehicle driver fatigue strategies
  • Operate within a road transport fatigue risk management system
  • Schedule work and rest hours in compliance with a road transport fatigue risk management system
  • Manage operations within a road transport fatigue risk management system
  • Plan and navigate heavy vehicle trips
  • Update and maintain records

Transport Compliance Training Solution s has the legal obligation to provide a statement of attainment for those who satisfactorily complete this unit of competency.

Performance skills acquired during the course
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions on at least two separate occasions and include:

  • applying a road transport fatigue risk management system
  • applying fatigue risk management principles when scheduling heavy vehicle drivers allowing for reasonably foreseeable circumstances when scheduling
  • applying strategies to address signs and symptoms of heavy vehicle driver fatigue
  • applying work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) workplace policies and procedures
  • applying workplace fatigue risk management policies and procedures
  • communicating with relevant personnel
  • communicating unplanned events and deviations to relevant personnel
  • complying with relevant fatigue Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) requirements
  • dealing effectively with unplanned events in accordance with workplace policies and procedures
  • identifying and assisting heavy vehicle drivers with fatigue risk management implementation and issues identified
  • identifying fatigue risk factors for heavy vehicle drivers
  • implementing compliance with trip, work and rest requirements
  • implementing risk mitigation control measures
  • interpreting fatigue risk management principles
  • monitoring and maintaining work diaries/records and all relevant workplace documentation in accordance with workplace procedures
  • monitoring heavy vehicle driver signs and symptoms of fatigue
  • participating in internal reviews and periodic audits
  • planning and monitoring heavy vehicle trips
  • preparing and actioning non-compliance reports
  • providing feedback to inform heavy vehicle drivers about compliance when implementing the fatigue risk management system
  • reading and interpreting relevant documentation on fatigue risk management regulations
  • recognising non-compliance with fatigue risk management strategies and regulations, and taking appropriate action.

Knowledge acquired by the graduate
The graduate must be able to demonstrate application of the listed knowledge within practical operational conditions, whether simulated or real. Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • chain of responsibility
  • consequences of non-compliance and failure to manage fatigue within the chain of responsibility
  • fatigue risk management hierarchy of risk control
  • fatigue risk management key performance indicators including:
    – corrective action monitoring
    – trend analysis
  • fatigue risk management principles
  • fatigue risk management signs, symptoms and strategies
  • heavy vehicle fatigue risk management workplace policies and procedures
  • management of a fatigue risk management system including:
    – implementing a fatigue risk management system
    – monitoring a fatigue risk management system
    – planning implementation of a fatigue risk management system
    – reviewing a fatigue risk management system
  • non-compliance and penalties related to relevant driver fatigue legislation
  • parties in the chain of responsibility
  • Periodic audit requirements
  • Principal obligations relating to fatigue risk management in HVNL including consideration of traffic conditions in managing speed and fatigue; fatigue work and rest times; securing loads  and trip conditions including vehicle dimension and load limits
  • processes and resources for assessing heavy vehicle driver fatigue risk management competence
  • program for assisting drivers to assess their level of fatigue and evaluate their own fitness for work, inclusive of sleep disorders
  • record keeping responsibilities and compliance obligations
  • relevant fatigue risk management training programs and support resources
  • relevant WHS/OHS legislation
  • resources for providing training on the implementation of the workplace’s fatigue risk management system
  • road transport fatigue risk management program
  • strategies and requirements to ensure management of fatigue
  • strategies required when non-compliance with fatigue HVNL is identified within the chain of responsibility
  • training program for heavy vehicle drivers on fatigue risk management

Applicable legislation
Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)
Chain of Responsibility
Heavy Vehicle (Fatigue) National Regulations

Identifying Learner Needs
Learner needs are declared by the applicant at the time of enrolment: the application form allows the applicant to self-declare where they have learning disabilities.  Every learner is interviewed either face-to-face or over the phone to attempt to establish the applicant skill and knowledge levels, their current employment and how that relates to the course content and interaction.  During consultation, it may be identified that Learners could have needs related to:

  • Relevant prior training and/or employment
  • Little or no understanding of the industry group that the training targets
  • Learning styles may vary within one group
  • Physical or intellectual disabilities, which may affect training
  • Language, literacy and numeracy levels may not meet the requirements of the training
  • Location of training may affect attendance
  • Cultural or ethnic background of Learners and/or trainer
  • Socio-economic factors

Where language, literacy and numeracy are in question, Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd has a language, literacy and numeracy assessment they may undertake to confirm their level of language, literacy and numeracy skills.

The learner needs identified above will be assessed and monitored before, during and after training to ensure that the learner’s needs are being met.

Meeting Learning Needs of Groups or Individual Learners
The text books to be utilised have been selected especially for Learners who may need assistance with language and literacy and those for whom English is a second language.

Trainers will embrace the following strategies to address visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles:

  • Talk about the content and introduce specialist transport vocabulary prior to reading the text
  • Model the reading of the text for learners with poor reading skills, particularly in the early stages of the course
  • When reading the text, point out some of the grammatical constructs used frequently in the resource. Each chapter includes learning material that is supported by activities throughout the text. The activities illustrate and consolidate learning points.
  • Definitions are provided for industry-related words or words critical to the learner’s comprehension of the learning content. Where a word appears in a bold font in the text, there is a call out box alongside the text that defines the word.
  • Activities have been designed to meet the unit of competency requirements
  • During role-plays, trainers model appropriate language, questioning and listening skills prior to setting the activity for Learners. The role-plays provide the opportunity for Learners to practice key communication skills which are intrinsic to performing well in the workplace. For some learning groups it might be worthwhile substituting role-plays for written activities to increase the opportunity to practice verbal skills
  • What do you think? Discussion points are included throughout the text. These are statements and questions designed to provoke discussions.

Course Structure and Delivery and Assessment Schedule
Learners will be assembled off the job and will receive face to face training delivery that ensures the learner achieves the required understanding of:

  1. Identify and manage fatigue risk in the road transport sector
  2. Operate within a road transport fatigue risk management system
  3. Plan and navigate a heavy vehicle trip
  4. Comply with work and rest hours’
  5. Update and maintain records

The learners will have adequate time and support to effectively complete their learning in the required timeframe with the required degree of detail. Support mechanisms are available to support those learners who may not have the required degree of experience or knowledge to commence and complete this course.

Trainers/Assessors Matrix
The following people are qualified to train and assess this course:
Paul Quilligan & Mark Hewitt

Trainers delivering and/or assessing the fatigue management course must hold as a minimum:

  • TLIF0006 Administer a fatigue risk management system
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAEASS502  Design and develop assessment Tools
  • Ability to demonstrate current industry experience
  • Demonstrable current professional development activities
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current requirements for assessing against TLI Transport and Logistics National Training Package

Delivery Resources
Training and textbook/s include course notes supplied by Transport Compliance Training Solutions and sourced from a wide variety of regulatory notes and information system issued by national heavy vehicle regulators around Australia

Assessment materials include:

  • Assessor Guide
  • Participators  Guide

The facilities and equipment that may available include:

  • Data projector
  • Laptop
  • Tables and chair
  • Pen and paper
  • Whiteboard and pen

Assessment Resources:
Resources for assessment must include:

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
  • relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation including legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operation manuals

Workplace Simulation
When workplace assessment of a unit of competence is not practical, a simulated assessment environment (SAE) may be used to supplement assessment in the workplace. The SAE must simulate real life working conditions with all relevant equipment and conditions of that working environment, including interactions with clients and co-workers.

In reality learners have to perform the required skills as a component of multiple tasks, within a multi – disciplinary team and with interruptions, difficult clients and unexpected glitches. These conditions must also be replicated in the SAE.

Industry Consultation
Transport Compliance Training Solutions consults directly with industry on a regular basis. This allows us to target qualifications and accredited courses that specifically meet the needs of clients and the community.

Transport Compliance Training Solutions undertakes a range of consultation with industry, these include:

  • Attending industry workshops and actively being involved in discussions on the changes and issues in industry
  • Attending Skill Service Organisation workshops and meetings, to gain a better understanding on how to implement a Training Package as well as to be actively involved in training development
  • Undertaking industry surveys, which directly align with this Training & Assessment Strategy, to identify the desired training delivery and assessment methods of industry
  • Meeting with industry and clients to discuss their specific training needs
  • Undertaking skills gap analysis of staff to identify the most appropriate qualification to fulfil the needs of industry
  • Subscribing to industry newsletters, either direct with industry or through Skill Service Organisation and social networks (ie LinkedIn and Facebook)
  • Engaging consultants who are experts in their industry and/or compliance requirements

Context of Assessment
Assessments take place in a transport office or simulated transport office where Learners will have access to appropriate equipment and resources, organisational documents and relevant forms. They have internet access to legislation and any other required workplace resource that will enable the learner to undertake workplace tasks.

Summative assessments cover learning that has occurred over a period of time and are written to allow Learners to answer questions and perform tasks in the context of the real environment. A competency determination is made after evidence is gathered, based on practical application of skills and/or knowledge.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Transport Compliance Training Solutions do Not accept any RPL for this course

Evidence Gathering Techniques
Evidence are the records used to demonstrate competency in each unit of the course. The combined records must demonstrate that all performance criteria, skills and knowledge have been practised and assessed in the workplace but usually at the conclusion of the learning program. Assessments are conducted using the workplace documents and processes. This advice is provided to the learner within the first part of the Learner Assessment Tool and for the trainer/assessor, the Assessor Marking Guide.

Summative assessments are distributed at the start of training of each unit of and required to be submitted by the end of the first week after the end of unit training.

All summative assessments are to be conducted according to the prescribed assessment conditions listed at the start of each of the assessments. Some adjustment may be required where non-essential equipment may vary in type and use. These are the normal provisions of “Reasonable Adjustment”.

Unit Code Unit NameEvidence Type
TLIF0006Administer a fatigue risk management systemWritten Questions
Practical Demonstration
Practical observation of skills
Third Party Pre Enrolment Performance Evidence

Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd will conduct an assessment validation for this course as per the Validation Schedule. Each Trainer delivering this course is required to participate in the validation of this unit as the satisfactory outcome of the learners must be determined. Note that within our group, we also need the participation of assessors who have not delivered the assessment of this unit to the cohort of learners under review.

Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd ensures that the organisation is subscribed to the following via email:

  • Australian Industry Standards Service Skills Organisation updates
  • TLI Training Package updates
  • updates
  • Heavy vehicle regulator requirements from each jurisdiction

These updates advise of changes to the TLI Transport and Logistics National Training Package. If there is a change in the Training Package, the RTO will examine the amendments that have been made and inform the affected staff of these changes at the next meeting.

Members of the meeting will review the changes made and create an action plan to implement the new training package requirements. This action plan will include:

  • Consultation with appropriate industry personnel to ensure relevance
  • Ensuring that the new package is included on the scope of registration
  • Rewriting/amending assessment tools
  • Rewriting/amending learner learning materials
  • Acquiring any new facilities, equipment or resources
  • Rewriting/amending this training and assessment strategy
  • Training or up-skilling trainers and assessors to the new qualification
  • Contracting new trainers and assessors as required
  • Constructing a new trainers matrix
  • Organising new training schedules
  • Learner management into the new course

The action plan and its implementation will be monitored to ensure successful implementation within the required timeframe.  Transition arrangements will be completed within 18 months of changes being notified. Learners will be offered the option of remaining in the old, existing course or moved across to the new course once it is on the scope of registration. We will not be able to issue a certificate for the old qualification once the 18 month teach out period has finished. Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd will manage Learners into the new unit of competency by:

  1. Notifying Learners in writing of the:
    a) Course changes and the last date that the old qualification will be issued
    b) Transition arrangements
    c) Impacts on study
    d) How to obtain further information
    e) What Learners need to do next
  2. Placing this information on sites as accessible by all Learners i.e. website, notice board and email as soon as practically possible
  3. Responding to learner enquiries as soon as practically possible

Industry consultation
This Training and Assessment Strategy has been generated in consultation with the following companies/individuals who together represent a mix of industry professionals that reflects the attitudes and needs of the state based heavy vehicle regulators.

We have been in discussion with the following organisations:

Phoenix Compliance Management: Chris Stephens
Transport Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd:  Vicki Quilligan
Jack Hastie Consulting: Jack Hastie


Transport Compliance Training Solution s has the legal obligation to provide a statement of attainment for those who satisfactorily complete this unit of competency.

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Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd is a NHVR  approved RTO

RTO ID 45376


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