Nationally Recognised Training

Updated 11 June 2021

Nationally Recognised Training

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) – Level 1:

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Course Outline:

TLIF0009: Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) – Fact Sheet

The “Chain of Responsibility (CoR) – TLIF0009″  (Level 1)  Nationally Recognised Training course “Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)” will provide you with the skills and knowledge to follow the requirements of the Chain of Responsibility legislation, as a member of the supply chain.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the Chain of Responsibility (or CoR) legislation
  • Explain the importance of safe load restraint, appropriate load mass and dimension, and prevention of driver fatigue and speeding
  • Identify key responsibilities, requirements and actions for load restraint, load mass and dimension, driver fatigue and driver speeding, and
  • Take action if you observe a potential or actual breach of Chain of Responsibility

This course is an interactive and engaging way to build your knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Chain of Responsibility.

On completion of the modules there are several assessment tasks including a:

  • Knowledge Assessment: A series of online quiz style questions to demonstrate your general understanding of the chain of responsibility.
  • Short Answer Assessment: A series of online questions that require a short, typed response to demonstrate your understanding of the chain of responsibility regulations related to your workplace.
  • Verbal Assessment: Several questions that require a short, verbal response to demonstrate your understanding of the chain of responsibility. The assessment is completed by calling the Urban Global Assessment Hotline and speaking with an Assessor.
  • Practical Assessment: Consists of completing and uploading two workplace documents.

Once you have successfully completed the course and assessment tasks, you will be issued with a formal Statement of Attainment for TLIF0001: Apply Chain of responsibility Legislation, Regulations and Workplace Procedures.

Course Duration:

Please allow approximately 4-6 hours to complete this course and the assessment tasks.

Pre-requisite requirements:

There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course.

Recurrent Training Requirements:

It is recommended that learners complete the ‘Chain of Responsibility (CoR) – Level 1’ course on a yearly basis to ensure their knowledge and understanding stays current. Up to date training will also help to demonstrate that reasonable steps were taken to prevent a breach from occurring in your workplace or as a result of your activities.

National Recognition

The ‘Chain of Responsibility – TLIF0009’ course is delivered by Urban E-Learning Pty Ltd (RTO #31973). The course is Nationally Recognised Training throughout Australia, and as such addresses the requirements of ‘TLIF0009: Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)’ from the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package. On completion of the course, you will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment. This Statement of Attainment will give you a credit towards completion of a Certificate IV in Driving Operations, Logistics or warehousing operations.


Chain of Responsibility (CoR) – Level 2:

Course Outline:

TLIF0014: Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) – Fact Sheet

The “Chain of Responsibility (CoR) – TLIF0014  (Level 2)” Nationally Recognised Training course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to ensure workplace compliance with chain of responsibility legislation.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the chain of responsibility framework of policies, procedures and tools
  • Implement existing policies, procedures and tools in your workplace
  • Review and update workplace procedures and tools to ensure they meet CoR requirements
  • Complete the required CoR-related records, analysis, documentation and reports
  • Identify impacted job roles within your area and communicate their responsibilities to them

After attending the training course, there are several assessment tasks to complete, including a:

  • Written assessment which includes a series of questions which require short written answers surrounding case study situations which are used to demonstrate ability to ‘identify’, ‘explain’ and ‘understand’ criteria related to CoR job roles.
  • Verbal questioning which includes a series of questions that require a verbal response to demonstrate ability to verbally communicate hazards and breaches.
  • Practical Assessment to demonstrate ability to complete workplace CoR documents and prepare reports.
  • Third Party Observation Report to demonstrate skills and knowledge in the workplace meet industry standards over a period of time.

Once you have successfully completed the course and assessment tasks, you will be issued with a formal Statement of Attainment for TLIF0002: Administer Chain of Responsibility Policies and Procedures.

If you are not currently working in the industry in a job where you are able to clearly demonstrate application of CoR responsibilities while completing your work tasks, you will not be able to complete the Third Party Observation Report. On completion of the written and verbal Assessments you will be issued an interim Certificate of Completion. If you do start working in a relevant job role at a later date you will be able to submit the Third Party Observation Report and obtain the Statement of Attainment (within 3 months of course registration).

Course Duration:

Please allow approximately 5-7 hours to attend the training course and complete the assessment tasks plus additional time to be observed in your workplace after course completion.

Pre-requisite requirements:

There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course.

Recurrent Training Requirements:

It is recommended that learners complete the ‘Chain of Responsibility (CoR) – Level 2’ course on a yearly basis to ensure their knowledge and understanding stays current. Up to date training will also help to demonstrate that reasonable steps were taken to prevent a breach from occurring in your workplace or as a result of your activities.

National Recognition

The ‘Chain of Responsibility – TLIF0014’ course is delivered by Urban E-Learning Pty Ltd (RTO #31973). The course is recognised throughout Australia, and addresses the requirements of TLIF0014: Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) from the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

On completion of the course, you will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment. This Statement of Attainment will give you a credit towards completion of a Certificate IV in Driving Operations, Traffic Operations, Logistics or Warehousing Operations or a Diploma of Logistics.

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Here is some Information about the National TLISC Programs below:

Course Name PDF Link
TLIF0009 – Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) TLIF0009 PDF
TLIF0014 – Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) TLIF0014 PDF

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation extends the general liability for offences to road freight consignors, receivers, packers and loaders. Rather than pursue the ‘soft target’ on the roadside – truck drivers and operators – authorities can now investigate along the supply chain and up and down the corporate chain of command. The days of ‘all care and no responsibility’ are over.

CoR is similar to the legal concept of ‘duty of care’ that underpins Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) law. This approach has long been used by the courts to impose liability in negligence and damages claims.

CoR legislation is already a feature of laws covering mass and dimension limits, load restraint requirements, driving hours and dangerous goods laws. The laws have also been expanded toinclude fatigue, speeding and vehicle standards.

Penalties and sanctions range from formal warnings to court imposed fines and penalties relating to the commercial benefit derived from offences. Supervisory intervention orders and prohibition orders banning individuals from the industry can be applied to ‘persistent or systematic’ offenders.

Who should do the new National “Chain of Responsibility” courses on a yearly basis?

  • Consigner
  • Consignee
  • Packer
  • Loader
  • Scheduler
  • Driver
  • Receiver
  • Carrier
  • Manufacturer
  • Employee
  • Employer
  • Owner
  • Board of Directors
  • Senior officials
  • Dispatch Officer
  • Operator
  • Person in charge or apparently in charge of a vehicle
  • Agent
  • Sub contactor
  • Authorised officer
  • Elected Councillors
  • External Clients
  • Receiver
  • Forwarder
  • Dispatcher
  • Yard Foreman
  • Safety Regulators
  • Police / Enforcement Officials
  • Public
  • Sub Contractors

Anyone involved in the transport supply chain or uses road transport services for business. Parties in the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ (in addition to the driver) include:

  • the employer of a driver
  • the prime contractor of a driver
  • the operator of a vehicle
  • the scheduler of goods or passengers for transport by the vehicle and also the scheduler of its driver
  • both the consignor and consignee of the goods transported by the vehicle
  • the loading manager i.e. the person who supervises loading or unloading or manages premises where regular loading or unloading occurs
  • and the loader and unloader of the goods carried by the vehicle

At the end of these online programs you will understand how to comply with the new legislation. You will understand what ‘reasonable steps’ can be taken to prevent a breach from occurring in your workplace or as a result of your activities.

There are no limits to the ways in which you can do this. What constitutes reasonable steps will vary according to each individual’s circumstances. You may need to change the way you do business on a daily basis. Taking reasonable steps could include:

  • developing an industry code of practice
  • use of accreditation schemes
  • reviewing your business practices
  • changing your commercial arrangements
  • adopting a risk management approach

Taking ‘reasonable steps’

In order to align with national workplace health and safety law, the primary duty obligation will be assessed against the “so far as is reasonably practicable” test, rather than the “reasonable steps” standard.

Reasonably practicable means something that is, or was at the time, reasonably able to be done to ensure health and safety, while considering and weighing up all relevant matters including:

  • The likelihood of the risk occurring
  • The degree of harm
  • What the person knows about the risk
  • Ways to remove or reduce the risk & whether they are feasible, and
  • Cost of modifying is proportional to the risk

The basis for the new law is the establishment of a positive duty: an obligation to eliminate and minimise public risks by doing everything reasonable to ensure transport related activities are safe.

This means that all parties must actively prevent breaches and eliminate any arrangement that may cause or encourage another to break the law.

Language, Literacy or Numeracy Skills (LLN)

Students will need to have sound English language, literacy and numeracy skills in order to complete the course and assessments. If a student is unsure whether they have the minimum language, literacy or numeracy skills to complete one of our courses, they can take an LLN pre-training assessment here before they enrol in the course. The test will help the student to check whether they can read, write, calculate or speak well enough to do the training and assessment.

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