Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd is a NHVR  approved RTO

RTO ID 45376


TLID2004 – Load and unload goods/cargo
TLIA1001 – Secure cargo

These units of competency are co-delivered to provide training in load restraint within heavy vehicle operations. Whilst focussing on drivers who may have the role of loading their vehicle, the units also may apply to non-driving staff who may be allocated loading tasks within the freight industry. The training is conducted for 6 hours for students who can demonstrate prior industry experience signed off by their respective supervisor. The course is 75 % training and 25% assessment including a practical assessment . The practical Assessment will be carried out at the client workplace and the student will be required to document the practical session on an activity checklist (Form109)

This course is delivered at the clients premises.

Purpose of the Training and Assessment Strategy
This Training and Assessment Strategy is applicable to the current learner cohort and it is a document that is used for the commissioning of the trainer/assessor to commence the training in

  • TLIA1001 Secure cargo
  • TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo.

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 Outlines
The unit TLIA1001 Secure cargo involves the skills and knowledge required to secure a range of cargo types in accordance with procedures and regulatory requirements as part of work activities within the transport and logistics industry.  It includes preparing to secure cargo/containers, lashing and unlashing cargo, protecting cargo from weather, and packing and unpacking cargo.

Unit TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo involves the skills and knowledge required to load and unload goods and cargo in accordance with relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority regulations/permit requirements and the relevant standards for the commercial operation of transport but particularly heavy vehicle transport..

It includes loading and unloading goods and cargo, securing and protecting a load and completing all required documentation.

Work is performed under general supervision within a team environment.

The guide for load restraint in all jurisdictions is currently the Load Restraint Guide 2018

Target Client Group
This course in Load Restraint and Secure Cargo is provided to those who are required within their employed role to participate either actively or in a supervisory or management role in the process of loading/unloading of heavy vehicles and the security of the cargo.

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
  • Hold current employment within the Heavy Vehicle Industry
  • Have been loading and restraining items in the course of their employment for a minimum of 2 months in the last 6 months (verified in writing by a supervisor)
  • Have adequate reading and writing, oral communication and mathematical skills
  • The learner must provide photographic evidence of their identity plus a copy of their applicable licence prior to commencement of the course

Pre course work experience validation For TLIA1001 Secure Cargo & TLID2004 Load and Unload Goods/Cargo
Pre course work validation will be forward to your immediate supervisor prior to course commencement.

Validation will include; has the student for at least 2 month for the last 6 months completed the following:

  • Communicate well with other workers
  • Carried out loading and unloading activities
  • Secured cargo for transport
  • Completed documentation as required
  • Identified any problems with load restraint  and taken required action
  • Work safely
  • Identify any risks
  • Follow instructions given

Career Outcomes
Graduates of this short course will be able to work within the supply chain loading and unloading trucks, and securing of the Cargo.

  • Loading and unloading goods/cargo
  • Securing and protecting the load

Performance Evidence TLIA1001


Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during work activities
  • applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • communicating effectively with others when securing cargo or freight
  • completing documentation related to securing cargo or freight
  • identifying cargo, container and goods, coding, Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) and

International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) markings and where applicable, emergency information panels

  • identifying, selecting and using relevant equipment, processes and procedures when securing cargo or freight
  • interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work
  • operating and adapting to differences in cargo handling equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements

and workplace procedures

  • reading and interpreting instructions, procedures, information and labels relevant to securing cargo or freight
  • selecting and using required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and work health and safety (WHS)

occupational health and safety (OHS) standards

  • using lashing and protection equipment
  • working collaboratively with others when securing cargo or freight
  • working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.


Performance Evidence TLID2004


Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include

  • applying required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
  • completing relevant documentation
  • estimating load size, shape and special requirements and taking appropriate action
  • identifying containers and goods coding, Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code markings and emergency information panels, and taking appropriate action
  • implementing contingency plans
  • interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work
  • modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • operating and adapting to differences in cargo and equipment in accordance with operating procedures
  • reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures, information, signs and labels
  • applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • selecting and using required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and work health safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) standards
  • working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.


Knowledge Evidence TLIA1001


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:

  • Australian and international standards, codes and regulations relevant to securing cargo or freight including ADG and IMDG codes
  • cargo marking and numbering systems
  • focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for securing cargo or freight
  • problems that may occur when securing cargo or freight and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve these problems
  • procedures for managing and controlling hazardous situations when carrying out work activities
  • relevant bond, quarantine or other legislative requirements
  • relevant handling and safety codes
  • relevant WHS/OHS and environmental procedures and regulations
  • workplace procedures and policies for securing cargo or freight


Knowledge Evidence TLID 2004


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 workplace procedures
  • housekeeping workplace procedures
  • national load restraint guidelines
  • problems that may arise when loading and unloading goods and cargo and actions that should be taken to prevent or solve these problems
  • relevant Australian and international regulations and codes of practice for handling and transporting dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  • relevant Australian Standards and regulations including state/territory mass and loading regulations
  • risks when loading and unloading goods/cargo and related precautions to control risk
  • safe work methods for securing load
  • security awareness requirements when loading and unloading vehicles and in particular recognising, isolating and reporting suspicious cargo and goods
  • site layout and obstacles
  • WHS/OHS procedures and guidelines concerning the lifting and movement of loads
  • workplace procedures and policies for loading and unloading goods/cargo.


Industry Specific Regulations
Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)
Load Restraint Guide 2018
Chain of Responsibility

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 identified by the employer prior to course nomination to establish the applicant skill and knowledge levels.

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
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
The two units are clustered for the purposes of training delivery. Both units are of equal weight and require self-awareness as well as management of a load on the trailer. 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. Mass management procedures in place within a transport operator’s organisations
  2. Loading the cargo deck and applying appropriate restraints
  3. determining steer axle and the weights at each axle group
  4. Complete verification weight
  5. Monitor the implementation of mass management requirements if applicable
  6. Recognise the breaches of policies and procedures and regulations
  7. Develop and assess staff competency in mass management
  8. Provide feedback to staff on shortcomings in mass management skills and knowledge
  9. Report on the implementation and compliance with load restraint and secure cargo policy

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

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

  • TLIA1001 Secure cargo
  • TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools
  • Ability to demonstrate current industry experience and
  • 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
  • Learner Guide

The facilities and equipment may be available include:

  • Data projector
  • Laptop
  • Tables and chair
  • Flip chart
  • Pen and paper
  • Whiteboard and pen
  • Truck or trailer for practical assessment (provided by client)
  • Appropriate freight for practical assessment

Assessment Resources:
Resources for assessment must include:

  • a range of relevant freight types and storage containers for use as 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.
  • Appropriate freight types
  • Appropriate containers if applicable
  • Appropriate restraining chains, straps and dogs

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 )
  • Engaging consultants who are experts in their industry and/or compliance requirements

Context of Assessment
Assessments for the two units of competency are clustered into a single assessment tool. Assessment will be conducted in a simulated transport office or other workplace where Learners will have access to appropriate equipment and resources, organisational and any legislative/regulatory/licensing documentation and any work samples, templates, forms 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)
Recognition of Prior Learning for these two units are in this course is unusual: the course is normally undertaken to refresh operator awareness in load restraint. Nationally Recognised Statements of Attainment are recognised through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer process. Learners are required to submit verified previous training certification and evidence of work and life experience that they consider to be relevant to the units being undertaken.

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”.

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Transport Compliance Training Solutions Pty Ltd will conduct an assessment validation for this course as per the Validation Schedule. Each trainer/assessor 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 requirements

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 12 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. 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.

PDFTLID2004 – Unit of Competency

PDF TLID2004 – Assessment Requirements

PDFTLIA1001 – Unit of Competency

PDF TLIA1001 – Assessment Requirements

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RTO ID 45376


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