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TDTA497B

Process receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

Unit Descriptor This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to process the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo in accordance with workplace requirements including checking the stacking/discharge list at commencement of a shift, assessing and planning container/cargo consolidation, allocating stack positions, identifying and checking containers/cargo, and checking and completing required documentation.

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1 . Check stacking/ discharge list at commencement of shift
  1. Yard or terminal stacking/discharge lists are checked against container/cargo documentation and operational order of work, taking into account both ship and shore operations

  2. Stacking discharge lists are continually updated to reflect the correct location of containers and cargo

2 . Assess and plan container/cargo consolidation
  1. Yard or terminal plans are assessed and where appropriate consolidation of container/cargo within the yard or terminal is planned

  2. Consolidation plans are prepared to ensure efficiency of operations and efficient use of available yard/terminal space

  3. Final yard/terminal positions are obtained from consolidation plans and recorded

3 . Allocate stack positions
  1. Stack positions are allocated based on the nature of the container/cargo concerned and the requirements of yard/terminal operations

  2. Stacking plan is communicated to the relevant personnel in accordance with workplace procedures

4 . Identify and check containers/cargo
  1. Containers/cargo are identified and checked at the point of entry to the yard and prior to stacking

  2. Agreement between numbers and marks on container/cargo and shipping documentation is confirmed

  3. Cargo/containers are inspected and appropriate action is taken to report identified damage or defects in accordance with workplace procedures

  4. Stacking follows stacking plans and facilitates efficient movement within the yard

5 . Check and complete documentation
  1. Documentation is checked prior to performing completion procedures ensuring compliance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements





Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
Level
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?2
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?2
How are activities planned and organised?2
How are problem solving skills applied?2
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?2
How is use of technology applied?2
How is team work used within this competency?2

Range Statement

General context

Worksite environment

  • Work may be conducted in a range of work environments by day or night

  • Customers may be internal or external

  • Workplaces may comprise large, medium or small worksites

  • Work may be conducted in:

    • limited or restricted spaces

    • exposed conditions

    • controlled or open environments

  • Cargo may include goods with specialist requirements, including temperature controlled goods and dangerous goods

  • Hazards in the work area may include exposure to:

    • chemicals

    • dangerous or hazardous substances

    • movements of equipment, goods, materials and vehicular traffic

  • Personnel in work area may include:

    • workplace personnel

    • site visitors

    • contractors

    • official representatives

  • Personal protection equipment may include:

    • gloves

    • safety headwear and footwear

    • safety glasses

    • two-way radios

    • protective clothing

    • high visibility clothing

  • Communication in the work area may include:

    • phone

    • fax

    • email

    • electronic data transfer (EDI)

    • RF systems

    • radio

    • oral, aural or signed communications

  • Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

    • company procedures

    • enterprise procedures

    • organisational procedures

    • established procedures

Sources of information/ documents

  • Information/documents may include:

    • goods identification numbers and codes

    • manifests, bar codes, and container identification/serial number

    • Australian and international codes of practice and regulations relevant to the processing of the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

    • Australian and international regulations and codes of practice for the handling and transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances

    • operations manuals, job specifications and induction documentation

    • manufacturer's specifications for equipment

    • workplace procedures and policies

    • supplier and/or client instructions

    • dangerous goods declarations and material safety data sheets (where applicable)

    • award, enterprise bargaining agreement, other industrial arrangements

    • relevant Australian standards and certification requirements

    • quality assurance procedures

    • emergency procedures

Applicable regulations and legislation

  • Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

    • relevant codes and regulations for the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

    • Australian and international regulations and codes of practice for the handling and transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including:

      • Australian and International Dangerous Goods Codes

      • Australian Marine Orders and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

      • IATA's 'Dangerous Goods by Air' regulations

      • Australian and International Explosives Codes

    • license, patent or copyright arrangements

    • water and road use and license arrangements

    • export/import/quarantine/bond requirements

    • marine orders

    • relevant State/Territory OHS and environmental protection legislation

    • workplace relations regulations

    • workers compensation regulations


Evidence Guide

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered

  • Assessment must confirm appropriate knowledge and skills to:

    • check the stacking/discharge list at commencement of shift

    • assess and plan container/cargo consolidation

    • allocate stack positions

    • identify and check containers/cargo

    • check and complete documentation

    • access and use computer data

    • locate, interpret and apply relevant container and cargo identification and content information

    • provide customer/client service and work effectively with others

    • convey information in written and oral form

    • maintain workplace records

    • follow site and enterprise safety procedures

Interdependent assessment of units

  • This unit of competency may be assessed in conjunction with other units that form part of a worker's job function

Required knowledge and skills

  • Australian and international standards, codes and regulations relevant to the processing of the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo including the Australian and International Dangerous Goods Codes

  • Relevant OHS and environmental protection procedures and guidelines

  • Workplace procedures and policies for the processing of the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

  • Focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

  • Problems that may occur when processing the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve the problems

  • Relevant handling and safety codes

  • Site layout, stacking plans and available stacking space

  • The marking and numbering systems for cargo

  • Relevant bond, quarantine or other legislative requirements

  • Ability to:

    • identify, select and use relevant equipment, processes and procedures when processing the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

    • modify activities depending on differing workplace contexts, risk situations and environments

    • read and interpret instructions, procedures and labels relevant to the processing of the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

    • identify cargo, container and goods, coding, ADG / IMDG markings and where applicable emergency information panels

    • use the lashing and protection equipment

    • estimate the size, shape and special requirements of loads

    • receive, acknowledge and send messages with appropriate communications equipment

    • apply effective eye-hand coordination

Resource implications

  • Access is required to opportunities to:

    • participate in a range of exercises, case studies and other simulated practical and knowledge assessments that demonstrate the skills and knowledge to process the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo, and/or

    • process the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo in an appropriate range of operational workplace situations

Consistency in performance

  • Applies underpinning knowledge and skills when:

    • checking the stacking/discharge list at commencement of shift

    • assessing and planning container/cargo consolidation

    • allocating stack positions

    • identifying and checking containers/cargo

    • checking and completing documentation

    • accessing and using computer data

    • locating, interpreting and applying relevant container and cargo identification and content information

    • providing customer/client service and working effectively with others

    • conveying information in written and oral form

    • maintaining workplace records

    • following workplace safety procedures

  • Shows evidence of application of relevant workplace procedures including:

    • relevant standards, codes of practice and legislative requirements including local and international regulations pertaining to the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

    • Australian and international regulations and codes of practice for the handling and transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances

    • workplace procedures and instructions (including security and housekeeping procedures)

    • OHS policies and procedures

    • issue resolution procedures

    • obtaining assistance from other team members when required

    • relevant guidelines relating to the safe use of equipment

    • customer service and quality assurance procedures and policies

    • environmental protection procedures

  • Action is taken promptly to report and/or rectify any accidents, incidents or difficulties in the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

  • Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

  • Recognises and adapts appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions among staff and others

  • Work is completed systematically with required attention to detail without damage to goods, equipment or personnel

Context for assessment

  • Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a Registered Training Organisation:

    • As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate oral and/or written questioning

    • Appropriate practical assessment must occur:

      • at the Registered Training Organisation, and/or

      • in an appropriate work situation