The AISC is committed to improving safety through the national training system, and to ensuring skills training aligns with Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation. On 3 May 2021, following the 20 April 2021 AISC meeting, the Committee approved out-of-session a fast track training package project to resolve longstanding issues related to high risk work licence units of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.
Nine units within the TLI Training Package related to high risk work currently do not align with model WHS laws:
- TLILIC0002 – Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)
- TLILIC0006 – Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane
- TLILIC0007 – Licence to operate a derrick crane
- TLILIC0008 – Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
- TLILIC0009 – Licence to operate a portal boom crane
- TLILIC0010 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
- TLILIC0013 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)
- TLILIC0014 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)
- TLILIC0015 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)
The AISC has tasked the Transport and Logistics IRC with urgently resolving this issue, including aligning requirements in the affected units with relevant competency requirements in Schedule 4 to the model WHS Regulations. Any changes must also preserve safety protections, including the skills and knowledge that workers will need to assess and manage risks.
The IRC will complete and submit this work for approval by the AISC in the coming months. Stakeholders who have an interest in the units or corresponding licences are encouraged to participate in national consultation. Stakeholders can do so by contacting the relevant SSO, Australian Industry Standards Limited.