Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination

Rationale:

This is a general qualification for a person engaged in the rail yard or terminal environment who performs tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures. It may also include responsibility for coordinating the work of others.

Job roles:

The TLI32813 Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination qualification is aligned to the following defined roles:

Yard Coordinator

Terminal Coordinator.


Subjects

Requirements for completion of the qualification

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 18 units of competency comprising:

12 core units listed below

plus

6 elective units from the general elective units listed below. Alternatively, up to 3 units may be drawn with appropriate contextualisation from any currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course, provided that the unit contributes to the vocational outcome of the qualification.

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

Core Units

Field

Units of Competency

B

Equipment Checking and Maintenance

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Apply awareness of fundamentals of rail operations in yards or sidings

E

Communication and Calculation

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add topic TLIE3022A

Work and communicate effectively with others

Complete workplace documents

F

Safety Management

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add topic TLIF2010A

add topic TLIF2080C

add topic TLIF3058A


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Apply accident-emergency procedures

Apply fatigue management strategies

Safely access the rail corridor

Apply safeworking rules and regulations to rail functions

Conduct track protection assessment

Apply local incident response procedures

Follow occupational health, safety and environmental procedures in the rail industry

G

Teamwork

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Facilitate work teams

L

Resource Management

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Organise marshalling and shunting operations

General Elective Units

Field

Unit

B

Equipment Checking and Maintenance

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add topic TLIB3018A

add topic TLIB3021A

add topic TLIB3129A

Prepare train

Conduct full train examination

Conduct train roll-by inspection

Conduct pre-movement checks on rolling stock

C

Vehicle Operation

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Shunt rolling stock

F

Safety Management

add topic TLIF3091A

Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous materials requirements

W

Equipment and Systems Operations

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add topic TLIW3026B

Clip points and apply rail safety equipment

Operate stand alone signalling point control equipment


Pathways...

    Not applicable.


Entry Requirements

Not applicable.


Licensing Information

Not applicable.


Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for TLI32813 Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination

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:

Communication

Implement and monitor communication systems and procedures required for shunting or yard/terminal operations

Read and interpret relevant procedures, instructions, signs and labels applicable to shunting or yard/terminal operations

Speak clearly and directly on matters related to shunting or yard/terminal operations

Listen to and interpret verbal information related to shunting or yard/terminal operations

Write/Complete basic documents as part of duties

Negotiate issues with others in the course of shunting or yard/terminal operations

Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour

Use relevant communication equipment.

Teamwork

Work effectively with others in the course of shunting or yard/terminal operations

Provide leadership to team or workgroup

Motivate others in the workplace

Assist others in the workplace to achieve and maintain competence

Assist in the resolution of any interpersonal conflicts that may arise during shunting or yard/terminal operations

Avoid and prevent the harassment of others in the workplace

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

Problem solving

Identify and solve or report problems arising in the course of shunting or yard/terminal operations

Monitor and anticipate problems that may occur in the course of shunting or yard/terminal operations and take appropriate action to report or resolve the problems within limits of responsibility

Identify and control hazards and risks in a range of shunting or yard/terminal operation situations and take appropriate precautions

Use mathematics to solve various calculations related to shunting or yard/terminal operations.

Initiative and enterprise

Modify activities dependent on differing situations and contingencies

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

Implement the workplace security and safety management systems

Monitor and evaluate operational performance and compliance

Collect and interpret information needed in the course of shunting or yard/terminal operations

Organise and plan work activities

Manage time and priorities in the course of shunting or yard/terminal operations.

Self management

Interpret and apply procedures and instructions

Establish and follow own work plans and schedules

Evaluate own work performance.

Learning

Assist others to adapt to any changes in workplace systems, equipment, procedures and the workplace operating environment

Assist in the instruction, coaching or mentoring of others in the workplace

Contribute to the assessment of the competence of others in the workplace

Participate in the updating of own knowledge and skills required for shunting or yard/terminal operations.

Technology

Use equipment and materials required during shunting or yard/terminal operations

Follow and apply operational and servicing instructions for equipment used during shunting or yard/terminal operations

Follow and apply OH&S procedures when conducting shunting or yard/terminal operations.