This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to prepare for train departure in accordance with workplace procedures and the requirements of relevant safeworking regulations and codes of practice.
It includes checking rolling stock, equipment and related documentation; checking for planned variations from normal routines; and completing documentation as required. Activities are undertaken for both freight and passenger trains.
For passenger trains, it also includes checking passenger facilities and assessing stock levels as required in accordance with workplace requirements.
People achieving competence in this unit will need to fulfil the applicable state/territory legislated rail safety requirements and to comply with relevant codes of practice and/or guidelines.
Work is performed under some supervision, generally within a team environment. It involves the application of routine operational principles and procedures when preparing train for departure, as part of work activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian rail system.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Check rolling stock and train equipment
Rolling stock is checked to ensure it is fit for operation in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
Hazards are identified, risks are assessed and risk control measures are implemented
Train equipment is checked for effective operation in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
Rolling stock or equipment faults, defects or problem areas are identified and remedial action is organised in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
Check for planned variations from normal routines
Documentation related to operational variations and special instructions are identified and accessed
Planned variations and special instructions for train are noted and actioned in accordance with workplace procedures
Check passenger facilities
Passenger facilities are checked to ensure they are clean and operating as required
Passenger convenience items are checked as required to ensure they meet the recommended levels
Variations from established standards are reported or rectified, in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer specifications
Major faults are reported to appropriate person in accordance with workplace procedures
Check stock levels
Stock levels are checked to ensure required amounts are present
Adjustments to stock levels are made as required, in accordance with workplace procedures
Documentation is completed as required after rolling stock and train equipment are checked, in accordance with workplace procedures
Documentation related to checking passenger facilities and stock levels is completed as required, in accordance with workplace procedures
Evidence of Performance
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:
adapting to differences in equipment in accordance with operating procedures
assessing stock levels and completing documentation
checking equipment and related documentation
checking for planned variations from normal routines
checking passenger facilities
checking rolling stock
communicating effectively with others
identifying job hazards and taking required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
identifying, selecting and using relevant equipment and materials
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
reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures and information
reporting and/or rectifying problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
working collaboratively with others
working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.
Evidence of Knowledge
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:
applicable state/territory legislated rail safety requirements, relevant codes of practice and/or guidelines
essential equipment, supplies and materials required for trip
how to identify possible fault or defects that may occur with rolling stock and equipment
normal level of use of consumable items such as food and beverages on passenger trains
passenger train customer service and cleanliness standards
position and number of fire extinguishers on passenger trains
problems that may occur when preparing a train for departure, and action that should be taken to resolve these problems
relevant documentation requirements
relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental procedures and regulations including codes of practice and/or guidelines
rolling stock and car sequence, and relevant labelling requirements
rolling stock and equipment checks
structure of the train consist
types of rolling stock and/or passenger cars and their features
workplace procedures for preparing a train for departure, including for passenger train operation
workplace procedures for reporting identified rolling stock and equipment defects.
As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations or, where this is not available, in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate rail corridor workplace conditions.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Resources for assessment 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 workplace procedures, regulations, rail industry standards, codes of practice and operation manuals.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.
Non-essential conditions can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.
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