Awareness Courses

This page contains information about the different levels of awareness Chain of Responsibility courses provided through this website. We also offer Nationally Recognised Training Units CoR Level 1 (TLIF0009), and Level 2 (TLIF0014),  (more info >).
There are currently two Chain of Responsibility awareness courses available through this website, including:
  1. TLIF0009: Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)
  2. TLIF0014: Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)
Each course is outlined further below:

Chain of Responsibility (Level 1)

Unit Overview:

The TLIF0009 unit of competency provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to ensure the safety of transport activities, including identifying features and applying CoR obligations of the HVNL and identifying and reporting CoR hazards and risks.

Who Should Complete This Course?

CoR legislation extends responsibilities to anyone whose actions, inactions or demands can put driver’s lives or other lives at risk. Any party who has control in the transport chain can be held responsible and may be legally liable. If you are a transport operator, scheduler, loading manager, packer, loader, driver, consignor or consignee, you should complete this course.

Course Overview:

This course has no prerequisites and the target learners are anyone in the chain of responsibility. The training is delivered either online, remote classroom or face-to-face and includes 6 short modules and 4 assessment activities, (a combination of online and workplace-based, practical tasks).

The focus of this course is on:

Explaining the Chain of Responsibility legislation;

Explaining the importance of safe load restraint, appropriate load mass and dimension, and prevention of driver fatigue and speeding;

Identifying key responsibilities, requirements and actions for load restraint, load mass and dimension, driver fatigue and driver speeding; and

Taking action if you observe a potential or actual breach of the Chain of Responsibility.

Estimated Course Duration:

The estimated completion time for this training is 4-6 hours

The focus of this course is on:

Training modules (1.5 – 2 hours)

Assessment activities (2.5 – 4 hours)

Course Outline:

Module 1 · Legislation and Key Roles

Module 2 · Load Restraint

Module 3 · Mass and Dimension

Module 4 · Fatigue

Module 5 · Speed & Maintenance

Module 6 · Hazards & Incidents and Summary

Assessment Outline:

After completing the training modules, there are several assessment tasks to complete, including a:

Knowledge Assessment · A series of multiple-choice questions to demonstrate your general understanding of the chain of responsibility;

Short Answer Assessment · A series of questions that require a short, written 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. This activity is completed by calling the Urban Global Assessment Hotline and speaking with an Assessor; and

Practical Assessment · Involves submitting example documentation to demonstrate your understanding and practical ability.

 


Delivery Options:

Providing an interactive and engaging way to build your knowledge and understanding of the Chain of Responsibility, the online and remote training options provide flexibility, convenience, consistency and efficiency at a competitive price.

If you prefer, we have qualified trainers that can deliver the nationally recognised CoR Level 1 training onsite at your organisation. Please contact us for pricing options of face-to-face delivery.

 


How Much Does It Cost?

$139.00 (AUD) per participant for online delivery.

$395.00 (AUD) per participant for remote classroom or face-to-face training at our Brisbane location.

(Discounts may apply with corporate arrangements).

Chain of Responsibility (Level 2)

Unit Overview:

The TLIF0014 unit of competency provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to monitor the safety of transport activities, including determining and monitoring chain of responsibility features in the HVNL, administering and monitoring CoR workplace policies and procedures and identifying and reporting CoR risks.

Who Should Complete This Course?

CoR legislation extends responsibilities to anyone whose actions, inactions or demands can put driver’s lives or other lives at risk. Any party who has control in the transport chain can be held responsible and may be legally liable. If you are a frontline manager or supervisor of schedulers, packers, loaders or drivers or you influence any of these roles, you should complete this course.

Course Overview:

This course has no prerequisites and the target learners are anyone in the chain of responsibility. The training is delivered either online, remote classroom or face-to-face and includes 6 training modules and 4 assessment activities, (a combination of online and workplace-based, practical tasks).

The focus of this course is on:

Determining chain of responsibility features in the HVNL;

Monitoring chain of responsibility obligations in the HVNL;;

Administering and monitoring chain of responsibility workplace policies and procedures; and

Undertaking due diligence activities.

Estimated Course Duration:

The estimated completion time for this training is 4-6 hours

The focus of this course is on:

Training modules (1.5 – 2 hours)

Assessment activities (2.5 – 4 hours) + 4 weeks for observation report completion

Course Outline:

Module 1 · Legislation and Key Roles

Module 2 · CoR Focus Areas (Load Restraint, Mass & Dimension, Fatigue & Speed)

Module 3 · Workplace Policies, Procedures and Documents

Module 4 · Workplace Responsibilities

Module 5 · Breaches of CoR and Penalties

Module 6 · Reporting and Communication

Assessment Outline:

After completing the training modules, there are several assessment tasks to complete, including a:

Written Workbook Assessment · A series of questions that require a short, written 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. This activity is completed by calling the Urban Global Assessment Hotline and speaking with an Assessor;

Practical Assessment · Involves submitting example documentation to demonstrate your understanding and practical ability; and

Third Party Observation · An appropriate third-party will observe you completing CoR-related tasks in your workplace over a period of 4 weeks and provide a report to be used as evidence of your ability to perform required tasks to a satisfactory level.

 

Delivery Options:

Providing an interactive and engaging way to build your knowledge and understanding of the Chain of Responsibility, the online and remote training options provide flexibility, convenience, consistency and efficiency at a competitive price.

If you prefer, we have qualified trainers that can deliver the nationally recognised CoR Level 2 training onsite at your organisation. Please contact us for pricing options of face-to-face delivery.

 


How Much Does It Cost?

$449.00 (AUD) per participant for online delivery.

$850.00 (AUD) per participant for remote classroom or face-to-face training at our Brisbane location.

(Discounts may apply with corporate arrangements).

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation

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 Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) 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 to include 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?

Consignors

Consignees

‣ Packers

Loaders & Unloaders

Drivers

Schedulers

Drivers

Receivers

Carriers

Manufacturers

Employees

Employers

Owners

‣ Board of Directors

Senior officials

Dispatch Officers

Operators

Person in charge or apparently in charge of a vehicle

Agents

Sub Contactors

Authorised Officers

Elected Councillors

‣ External Clients

Forwarders

Dispatchers

Yard Foremen

Safety Regulators

Police / Enforcement Officials

The Public

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 ‘every reasonable measure to ensure safety’

In order to align with national workplace health and safety law, since the CoR Law changes in 2018, 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.

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