Changes happening soon! On July 1st changes come into play in the provision of training for fatigue management in the Heavy Vehicle sector. Out go the units of competency TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies and TLIF3063 Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies.
Replacing them will be TLIF0005 – Apply a fatigue risk management system; TLIF0006 – Administer a fatigue risk management system and TLIF0007 – Manage a fatigue risk management system.
TLIF0005 Apply a fatigue risk management system will be required for Drivers operating under BFM and AFM. TLIF0006 Administer a fatigue risk management system will be required for Schedulers. Managers and Operators should undertake TLIF0007 – Manage a fatigue risk management system.
Noteworthy changes that have been made to the delivery of these units, is that RTO’s will have to gain approval from the NHVR to deliver the course.
The initial list of approved providers can be found under fatigue risk management training on the NHVR website: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-compliance/fatigue-management/training-in-fatigue-risk-management This list will be added to as new approvals are given.
Hence those wanting to undertake any of the fatigue risk management course should check the NHVR web page to ensure that they select an approved provider for the course and the method of delivery they seek.
www.krtstraining.com.au can be found on that list from July 2nd and we will be offering TLIF0005 and TLIF0006 units from Week 1 in July.
Changes to compliance are found in these units where an emphasis will be on the accurate counting of time, planned rest and work schedules and detailed trip planning. Work diary filling in and maintenance will also be important.
Consequently, expect that assessments will be more rigorous and will take more time. Greater effort and commitment will be needed to achieve competency.
RTO’s are required to have robust verification practices when it comes to identifying students doing the courses. Expect random contact from the RTO whilst you are doing the course. Visual verification will be very much a part of the process. At enrolment, students will be required to produce visual evidence using their driver’s licence, passport or another acceptable form of identity.