Certificate II in Stevedoring


This qualification is 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 16 units of competency comprising:

8 core units listed below


5 technical elective units from the Group A technical elective unitslisted below


3 elective units from the general elective units listed below. Alternatively up to 3 units from any remaining Group A 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 prerequisites specified in the unit are complied with.

Core Units




Handling Cargo/Stock

add topic TLIA2050A

Lash and unlash cargo and containers


Load Handling

add topic TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Communication and Calculation

add topic TLIE1003A

Participate in basic workplace communication


Safety Management

add topic TLIF1001A

add topic TLIF2006A

add topic TLIF2010A

Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Apply accident-emergency procedures

Apply fatigue management strategies



add topic TLIG1001A

Work effectively with others



add topic TLIU1009A

Monitor plant and equipment in an environmentally sustainable manner

Group A - Technical Elective Units




Equipment Checking and Maintenance

add topic TLIB2001A

Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment


Vehicle Operation

add topic TLIC1051A

add topic TLIC2002A

add topic TLIC3004A

add topic TLIC3005A

Operate commercial vehicle

Drive light rigid vehicle

Drive heavy rigid vehicle

Drive heavy combination vehicle


Load Handling

add topic TLID2003A

add topic TLID2004A

add topic TLID2010A

add topic TLID2012A

add topic TLID2045A

add topic TLID2047A

add topic TLID3011A

add topic TLID3040A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Load and unload goods/cargo

Operate a forklift

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

Operate specialised light load shifting equipment

Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

Conduct specialised forklift operations

Control lift and movement of crane


Communication and Calculation

add topic TLIE2007A

add topic TLIE2008A

Use communication systems

Process workplace documentation


Safety Management

add topic TLIF2068A

add topic TLIF3060A

Work at height in the stevedoring industry

Control traffic as a pilot vehicle operator



add topic TLIK2010A

Use infotechnology devices in the workplace


Resource Management

add topic TLIL1001A

Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures



add topic TLILIC2001A

add topic TLILIC2005A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

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

General Elective Units




Handling Cargo/Stock

add topic TLIA2003A

add topic TLIA2009A

add topic TLIA2014A

Connect and disconnect reefer units

Complete and check import/export documentation

Use product knowledge to complete work operations


Load Handling

add topic TLID2013A

add topic TLID2022A

Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

Conduct weighbridge operations


Communication and Calculation

add topic TLIE1005A

Carry out basic workplace calculations


Safety Management

add topic TLIF1002B

add topic TLIF2018A

add topic TLIF2092A

add topic HLTFA211A

Conduct housekeeping activities

Operate firefighting equipment

Demonstrate awareness of chain of responsibility regulations

Provide basic emergency life support



add topic TLIG2007A

Work in a socially diverse environment


Customer Service

add topic TLII1002A

Apply customer service skills



add topic TLIJ2001A

Apply quality procedures



add topic TLIK2003A

Apply keyboard skills


Resource Management

add topic TLIL2008A

Complete routine administrative tasks



add topic TLIO2021A

Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

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

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for TLI21413 Certificate 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

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

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