Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd is a NHVR  approved RTO

RTO ID 45376


TLIF0005 – Apply a Fatigue Risk Management System

This unit of competency is the basic or entry level unit for fatigue management. The training s a face to face delivery for 6 hours on a single day. The course consists of 75 % training and 25% assessment.

This course is delivered at the Learner’s employer premises as off the job training.

Purpose of the Training and Assessment Strategy
This Training and Assessment Strategy is applicable to the training of drivers in the basics of fatigue. This document is used for the commissioning of the trainer/assessor to commence training in unit TLIF0005 Apply a fatigue risk management system.

Unit Outline
This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required for heavy vehicle drivers to manage their driver fatigue and to work safely within the Transport and Logistics industry.

It includes applying fatigue risk management strategies, identifying and acting on signs of fatigue, operating within a fatigue risk management system, planning and navigating trips, updating and maintaining records, complying with work and rest limits, and implementing appropriate strategies to minimise fatigue during work activities.

Work is performed under some supervision as a single operator and/or 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).

Being awarded this unit of competency is a necessary requirement to operate under National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (NHVAS) BFM or AFM  Fatigue Management Accreditation but is only one of the criteria. Prospective applicants should check with the NHVR before undertaking training and/or assessment.

Target Client Group
This course in fatigue management is provided to those employed drivers who are required drive a Fatigue Related Heavy Vehicle (12 tonne or above) The learners must be currently employed in a position that requires the learner to drive a Fatigue Related Heavy Vehicle.

Course Entry Requirements and Pre-Requisites
There are no formal academic requirements for this course; this is the entry level fatigue risk management course.

However Transport Compliance Training Solutions requires that all Learners:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have sound reading and writing ,oral communication and mathematical skills
  • (Alternatively a numeracy and literacy assessment may be required to ensure adequate resources are provided to the learner to complete the course)
  • Are employed or subcontract within a Transport company or a service that required the use of Heavy Vehicles
  • 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 participant’s supervisor prior to commencement of the course. The supervisor will be requested to verify that the participant has completed the task listed below under the Performance Evidence requirements..

Career Outcomes
Graduates of this short course will be have the required skills and knowledge required for heavy vehicle drivers to manage fatigue and work safely 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 applying fatigue risk management strategies, identifying and acting on signs of fatigue, operating within a fatigue risk management system, planning and navigating trips, updating and maintaining records, complying with work and rest limits and implementing appropriate strategies to minimise fatigue during work activities .

Performance Evidence
There must be demonstrated evidence that the learner has completed the following at least once:

Knowledge acquired by the graduate

  • applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation
  • applying relevant workplace policies and procedures
  • applying strategies to address signs and symptoms of heavy vehicle driver fatigue
  • applying workplace fatigue risk management policies and procedures
  • communicating unplanned events and deviations to relevant personnel
  • complying with Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) fatigue requirements
  • complying with trip work and rest requirements
  • counting work and rest time accurately
  • identifying and acting on fatigue risk factors as a heavy vehicle driver
  • implementing risk mitigation control measures
  • planning and navigating a heavy vehicle trip
  • preparing and maintaining heavy vehicle driver work diaries/records and relevant documentation in accordance with workplace procedures
  • providing feedback on compliance in a fatigue risk management system
  • reading and interpreting heavy vehicle driver fatigue management workplace policies and procedures
  • recognising breaches of fatigue management strategies and taking appropriate action in accordance with fatigue risk management system
  • recording equipment malfunctions in work diary and/or workplace records in accordance with workplace procedures
  • recording in work diary and/or workplace records in accordance with workplace procedures

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:

  • consequences of fatigue risk management non-compliance
  • fatigue management hierarchy of risk control
  • fatigue management workplace policies and procedures
  • HVNL exemption notices or permits related to fatigue
  • obligations and requirements of periodic audits of fatigue management documentation/records
  • organisation nominated record keeper
  • principal obligations relating to fatigue management in HVNL, including:
    • consideration of traffic conditions in managing speed and fatigue
    • fatigue, work and rest times
    • record keeping responsibilities and compliance obligations
    • relevant WHS/OHS regulation as it relates to fatigue
    • risks, hazards and consequences created by fatigue in the workplace
    • strategies of fatigue management and evaluating own fitness for work, inclusive of sleep disorders
    • symptoms and strategies relevant to heavy vehicle driving fatigue management
    • workplace fatigue risk management program
    • workplace procedures as they relate to duty of care, fatigue non-compliance, and fatigue regulations penalties as they apply to a heavy vehicle driver

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

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:

  • TLIF0005 Apply 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 but not limited to: The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, NTC& Nat Roads.

Assessment materials include:

  • Assessor Tool
  • Participant  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.

Online assessment is not suitable for final assessment of this unit of competency

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 Does not accept any RPL for this course

Evidence Gathering Techniques
Evidence are the records used to demonstrate competency in e 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
TLIF0005Apply 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
  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

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 12months 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. 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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