Changes to fatigue management training are coming. From July 1st 2018, Drivers, Schedulers and Supervisors or Managers of drivers or schedulers, will be required to undertake NEW units of competency covering fatigue management to fulfil the requirements of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). The new requirements will dovetail into the proposed changes to Chain of Responsibility requirements also mooted for mid 2018.
The New units of competency will replace the existing units, updating compliance and performance criteria. They are:
|New Unit Titles:||Old unit Titles:|
|TLIF0005 – Apply a fatigue risk management system||TLIF2010 – Apply fatigue management strategies|
|TLIF0006 – Administer a fatigue risk management system||TLIF3063 – Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies|
|TLIF0007 – Manage a fatigue risk management system|
The New Driver unit (TLIF0005), while retaining a requirement to have a broad knowledge about fatigue, its causes, symptoms and strategies to reduce the impact of fatigue, will place increased emphasis on the Heavy Vehicle National Legislation (NHVL) compliance such as detailed trip planning and the attendant risks and improved record keeping. A comparison chart can be found here:
The units for Schedulers and Supervisors (TLIF0006), will focus on working with a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) that is detailed and comprehensive. This will align with the proposed changes and new requirements for Chain of Responsibility due to implemented in 2018.
See Comparison Chart.
Competency in the old units TLIF2010 and TLIF3063 will retain currency under the NHVR.
For the Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) currently providing training, there will some new requirements.
- Only NHVR approved RTO’s will be able to deliver these units. Current and new RTO’s will have to undergo an application and approval process.
- This means that RTO’s will have to apply and satisfy the regulator of their capability to deliver the course, including face to face courses and a procedure to verify the identity of the person undertaking the course and its assessments.
This link takes you to the NHVR website where you can find the details and documents you need to have.