Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours

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 TLIC3037, 'Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours'.
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.


Apply relevant legislation applicable to safe heavy vehicle driving


Current road rules and regulations are identified, interpreted and applied


Road signs, signals and markings are identified and complied with in safe heavy vehicle driving activities


Purpose of road rules and traffic safety laws in ensuring safe and efficient regulation of traffic flow, is interpreted and applied when driving a heavy vehicle


Inspect vehicle and secure load for safe transportation of goods/cargo


Visual safety check of internal and external condition of vehicle/trailer is undertaken, in accordance with manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures


Internal controls and gauges relating to safe vehicle operation are inspected


Pre-operational inspections and checks of vehicle/trailer brake systems, suspension, axles, electrical systems, wheels and tyres, and couplings are undertaken in accordance with national road safety standards as required


Associated equipment is tested to ensure it functions correctly in accordance with manufacturer specifications


Distribution of vehicle load is checked to ensure it is even, legal, and within safe working capacity and mass management requirements


Load is checked to ensure dangerous goods and hazardous substances are appropriately segregated in accordance with the current Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code, as required


Load is secured in accordance with load restraint guidelines and protection equipment for different loads, carrying and storage conditions


Load is protected in accordance with legal and workplace safety requirements


All required goods documentation is completed in accordance with workplace requirements and the current ADG Code, as required


Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours


Requirements for safe heavy vehicle driving are applied


Importance of attitude in complying with road rules in relation to level of risk faced by a driver, is applied when driving a heavy vehicle


Importance of road sharing principles is applied when driving a heavy vehicle


Importance of motivation to drive safely is interpreted and explained


Principles of proactive driving methods, that maintain one’s driving at a low-level risk, are identified and applied


Contributing risk factors to potential crash risks, are identified and are taken into consideration


Apply low-risk heavy vehicle driving strategies


Contributing risk factors to forming opinions and beliefs about low-risk driving are applied


Human factors that can influence low-risk driving behaviour are outlined


Low-risk driving strategies are applied and their rationale is explained


Explain risk factors that contribute to accidents when driving a heavy vehicle


Contributing risk factors to accidents are recognised


External factors that could lead to accidents are outlined


Internal factors that could lead to accidents are outlined


Consequences of accidents in relation to relevant traffic laws and physical, financial and psychological costs to the individual and society, are explained


Functions of vehicle operations and control, and how to recover control of a vehicle are explained


Apply heavy vehicle operation and control skills


Appropriate action is taken to respond to hazardous situations


Principles of braking are applied to a high level of technical competence


Principles of steering are applied to a high level of technical competence


Slow speed manoeuvres are carried out to a high level of technical competence


Vehicle is operated and controlled at a high level of technical competence