Manage a transport and logistics business unit

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 TLIP5008, 'Manage a transport and logistics business unit'.
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.


Identify market


Existing customers are identified and feedback is sought regarding performance


Improvements are planned to increase service provision


Potential customers are identified and arrangements are made to target potential customers


Set transport and logistics business unit objectives


Goals for the transport and logistics business are identified in accordance with enterprise business plan


Key performance indicators are defined and documented


Strategy to achieve transport and logistics business unit objectives in the short-, medium- and longterm is prepared


Contingency plans are developed for when objectives need to be varied


Collect information for business planning operations


Information on market competitors, potential opportunities and weaknesses of the business is collected, analysed and organised


Available resources are identified taking into account customer needs and business objectives


Establish resources to achieve objectives


Financial flows are planned and scheduled


Information on-costs and resource utilisation is interpreted and budget requirements are identified


Staff and physical resource requirements are identified and costed to meet business requirements


Job profiles are determined and resources are made available for training to meet business objectives


Transport and logistics business unit objectives and related policies and practices are explained to employees


Resource acquisition is managed to ensure business objectives are achieved


Manage business unit performance


Systems and processes are established to assess progress in achieving profit/productivity plans and targets


Systems for resource acquisition and usage are established


Financial information is analysed and interpreted to monitor profit/productivity performance


Systems and processes are monitored to establish whether resources are being used as planned


Problems with resource usage are investigated and rectified


Effective action is taken to reduce costs and enhance value to customers and/or enterprise


Recommendations for variations to operational plans are negotiated and approved by relevant parties


Performance reports are generated in accordance with enterprise procedures