Lash and unlash cargo and containers

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TLIA2050, 'Lash and unlash cargo and containers'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Prepare to lash and unlash cargo and containers


Work area and safety zones are prepared and maintained in accordance with national standards, safety codes and site operating procedures


Work area hazards are identified and corrective action is taken prior to commencing lashing and unlashing operations


Relevant information and documentation are identified and accessed


Appropriate personal protective equipment, lashing equipment and fittings are selected and used


Work cage and/or working at height (WAH) requirements are identified and appropriate WAH equipment is selected


Marks, numbers and/or codes are used to identify cargo and containers


Cargo is sorted and stacked in correct location in accordance with national standards, safety codes and site operating procedures


Containers are stowed in accordance with stowage plan, and reefer containers are identified and connected in accordance with ship procedures, national standards and safety codes


Damaged cargo and containers are identified, reported and dealt with in accordance with site operating procedures


Potential unsafe work practices and/or equipment are reported to appropriate personnel


Implement cargo and container lashing and unlashing procedures


Cargo or container lashing and unlashing plan is accessed and read, and potential issues are clarified with supervisor


Procedures for managing and controlling hazardous situations when carrying out work activities are implemented


Safety procedures and safety zones are implemented when working with mobile equipment and cranes in accordance with national standards, safety codes and site operating procedures


Work is conducted in accordance with industry standards, statutory requirements, safety codes, site operating requirements, cargo and container requirements


Work cage and/or WAH is completed in accordance with national standards, safety codes and site procedures


Appropriate and effective communication is maintained in work area


Cargo and container are lashed and unlashed in accordance with site procedures, and cargo and containers are lashed and unlashed in accordance with lashing and unlashing plan


Correct manual handling techniques are used when lashing and unlashing cargo and containers


Identified problems, faults and malfunctions are promptly reported and/or rectified in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures


Contingency plans are implemented as required


Complete cargo and container lashing and unlashing operations


Cargo and container are covered and uncovered safely ensuring appropriate covering and lashing, no injury to persons in work area or damage to cargo, container and equipment


Lashing equipment and tools are cleared from work area and placed in designated storage areas


All safety equipment and radios are returned to designated area


Relevant documentation is completed and filed in accordance with site operating procedures