Certificate II in Stevedoring


This is a qualification for those engaged in stevedoring within the transport and logistics industry who undertake a range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Successful completion of the licensing units within the qualification must align with applicable licensing and regulatory requirements.

Job roles:

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:



Requirements for completion of the qualification:

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 17 units of competency comprising:

9coreunits listed below


5 technical elective units from the selected list below


3 general elective units from the elective units listed below or up to 3 units from any remaining technical elective units or, with appropriate contextualisation, from this Training Package or any currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course

Where imported units are selected care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified in the unit are complied with.

Core units:



AHandling Cargo/Stock

add topic TLIA1001A Secure cargo

DLoad Handling

add topic TLID1001A Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

ECommunication and Calculation

add topic TLIE1003A Participate in basic workplace communication

FSafety Management

add topic TLIF1001A Follow occupational health and safety procedures

add topic TLIF2006A Apply accident-emergency procedures

add topic TLIF2010A Apply fatigue management strategies


add topic TLIG1001A Work effectively with others


add topic TLIO2021A Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo


add topic TLIU1009A Monitor plant and equipment in an environmentally sustainable manner

Technical elective units:



BEquipment Checking and Maintenance

add topic TLIB2001A Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment

CVehicle Operation

add topic TLIC2002A Drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3004A Drive heavy rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3005A Drive heavy combination vehicle

add topic TLIC1051A Operate commercial vehicle

DLoad Handling

add topic TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

add topic TLID2004A Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID2010A Operate a forklift

add topic TLID3011A Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic TLID2012A Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLID3040A Control lift and movement of crane

add topic TLID2045A Operate specialised light load shifting equipment

add topic TLID2047A Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

ECommunication andCalculation

add topic TLIE2007A Use communication systems

add topic TLIE2008A Process workplace documentation

FSafety Management

add topic TLIF3060A Control traffic as a pilot vehicle operator

add topic TLIF2068A Work at height in the stevedoring industry


add topic TLIK2010A Use infotechnology devices in the workplace

LICLicensing Units

add topic TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck

add topic TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more)

General elective units:



AHandling Cargo/Stock

add topic TLIA2003A Connect and disconnect reefer units

add topic TLIA2009A Complete and check import/export documentation

add topic TLIA2014A Use product knowledge to complete work operations

DLoad Handling

add topic TLID2013A Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

add topic TLID2022A Conduct weighbridge operations

ECommunication andCalculation

add topic TLIE1005A Carry out basic workplace calculations

FSafety Management

add topic TLIF1002B Conduct housekeeping activities

add topic TLIF2018A Operate firefighting equipment

add topic TLIF2062A Apply awareness of safeworking rules and regulations

add topic TLIF2092A Demonstrate awareness of chain of responsibility regulations

add topic HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support


add topic TLIG2007A Work in a socially diverse environment

ICustomer Service

add topic TLII1002A Apply customer service skills


add topic TLIJ2001A Apply quality procedures


add topic TLIK2003A Apply keyboard skills

LResource Management

add topic TLIL2008A Complete routine administrative tasks


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Description

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for

TLI21411C ertificate II in Stevedoring

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the Transport and Logistics Industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Use communication systems and procedures required in stevedoring operations

Read and follow relevant regulations, instructions, signs and labels applicable to stevedoring operations

Speak clearly and directly on matters related to stevedoring operations

Write documents as part of duties, including completion of relevant forms and incident and accident reports

Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour

Use relevant communication equipment.


Collaborate with others in the course of stevedoring operations

Work with persons of different ages, gender, race, religion, political persuasion, etc.

Participate in the resolution of any interpersonal conflicts that may arise during stevedoring operations

Avoid and prevent the harassment of others in the workplace.

Problem solving

Identify and solve or report problems arising in the course of stevedoring operations

Recognise problems that may occur in the course of stevedoring operations including hazards and risks and take appropriate action to report or resolve the problems within limits of responsibility

Recognise hazards and risks in a range of stevedoring situations and take appropriate precautions

Use mathematics to solve various calculations related to stevedoring operations.

Initiative and enterprise

Modify activities dependent on differing situations and contingencies that may arise during stevedoring operations

Take appropriate initiatives in a range of operational situations such as those above

Respond appropriately to any changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the working environment.

Planning and organising

Follow and apply operational and emergency plans, systems and procedures

Comply with applicable regulations and codes of practice

Follow and apply workplace security and safety management systems

Collect and interpret information needed in the course of stevedoring operations

Manage time and priorities in the course of stevedoring activities.

Self management

Interpret and apply regulations and instructions applicable to stevedoring operations

Follow work plans and schedules

Check own work performance.


Adapt own competence in response to any changes in stevedoring operations

Participate in updating own knowledge and skills required for stevedoring activities.


Use equipment and tools required during stevedoring operations

Follow and apply operational and servicing instructions for equipment used during stevedoring operations

Follow and apply OH&S procedures when using stevedoring equipment and facilities.