The Transport and Logistics Training Package (Release 10.0) has been endorsed by the Skills Ministers for implementation.

The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee and Rail Industry Reference Committee, with the support of Technical Advisory committees, have updated the Training Package through the projects below to address priority skills needs. The changes incorporate recent technology advancements and align with applicable regulatory requirements.

Crane High Risk Work Licence – At the request of Safe Work Australia, nine Units of Competency have been updated and aligned to existing requirements for high-risk work licences for crane operators as set out in Schedule 4 of the model WHS Regulations.

Supply Chain Operations – Certificate I qualifications and Certificate IV qualifications  in Logistics and Warehouse Operations have been amalgamated into single qualifications at each level to address current and future skills needs of entry-level workers and team leaders/supervisors respectively. The Certificate IV in Transport Scheduling has been amalgamated into a stream within the new Certificate IV qualification. These changes enable flexible career pathways and workforce mobility across multiple sectors of the Transport and Logistics industry. The revised qualifications include two new Units of Competency relating to logistics planning and 54 updated units.

Driving Operations – Certificate II, III and IV in Driving Operations qualifications and 55 associated Units of Competency have been updated to incorporate recent technology advancements and align with applicable regulatory requirements. These changes are aimed at enhancing the professionalism and safety levels of Australian heavy vehicle drivers. Two new Units of Competency relating to in-vehicle technology and alpine driving have been developed to address priority skill needs.

The Certificate III in Driving Operations and the Certificate III in Waste Driving Operations have been amalgamated into a single qualification to create a flexible career pathway for new and existing heavy vehicle drivers and to enable workforce mobility.

Rail Train Driving – the Certificate II in Shunting, Certificate III in Rail Driving, Certificate III in Terminal Train Driving and Certificate IV in Train Driving qualifications have been updated, along with associated Units of Competency and Skill Sets.

Rail Yard Coordination – the Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination and Rail Signalling qualifications have been amalgamated into a new Certificate III in Rail Operations and associated Units of Competency and Skill Sets have been updated. Two new Skill Sets in Rail Operations and Rail Operations Fundamentals were developed to create a pathway for new entrants to rail operations job roles.

Rail Rolling Stock Maintainer – a new Certificate II in Rolling Stock Maintenance creates a career pathway for rolling stock maintenance workers. Three new Skill Sets and two new Units of Competency have also been developed, enabling operators to develop in-house capabilities.

Rail Track Protection – the new materials include two updated qualifications, nine Skill Sets and associated Units of Competency. A new Unit of Competency “Use mobile electronic track warning system”, has been developed to ensure rail track workers have the required skills and knowledge to effectively use systems to increase safety and productivity of the industry.

The endorsed Training Package materials are now available on training.gov.au