Tow a disabled heavy vehicle

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 TLIC4070, 'Tow a disabled heavy vehicle'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Tow a disabled heavy vehicle' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Prepare and respond to call


Equipment is checked, serviced and made operationally ready for use


Tow task information is obtained and type of heavy vehicle and event is determined


Personal protective equipment is selected relevant to nature of towing operation


Further details of event are received en route


Implement road safety procedures to commence hook-up


Disabled vehicle is approached and recovery vehicle is parked in accordance with safe roadside working procedures


Job hazards are identified and required action is taken to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards


Appropriate action is taken to ensure the safety of all disabled vehicle occupants


Occupants are moved to recovery vehicle safety, away from road and recovery vehicle equipment


Beacons are placed at immediate approach to breakdown scene


Authorities are notified if there is likelihood of danger or undue delays


All movements between vehicles are confined to nearside if possible


Hook-up disabled vehicle


Exact nature of problem is correctly diagnosed to decide on correct towing method


Driver of damaged or disabled heavy vehicle is informed about recovery procedures that will be undertaken


Recovery vehicle is safely manoeuvred into position to facilitate recovery and to minimise inconvenience to traffic flow


Towing hook-up procedures are used to connect up disabled vehicle for recovery, ensuring safety standards are adequate for tow weight


Disabled vehicle brake control system is interconnected so brakes can be operated from recovery vehicle


Driveline is disconnected in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and secured


Under lift boom is retracted to shortest position suitable for towing, and lock and check turning clearance


Warning lights and signs are attached in accordance with regulatory requirements


Final checks are undertaken and hook-up of disabled vehicle is completed in accordance with organisational and regulatory requirements


Disabled vehicle is safely towed using appropriate defensive driving techniques and procedures


Unhook disabled vehicle


Disabled vehicle is safely manoeuvred into position in accordance with job requirements


Disabled vehicle brakes are engaged and vehicle is chocked


Unhook procedures are used correctly to safely disconnect disabled vehicle


Removed driveline components that were disconnected are placed near disabled vehicle


Disabled vehicle is positioned in accordance with organisational and customer requirements


Conclude towing operations


Recovery vehicle and equipment are cleaned and serviced in accordance with organisational procedures and manufacturer guidelines, prior to standing down from operation


Operational documentation is completed in accordance with organisational procedures