TLI Electric Heavy Vehicle Project
This project will develop two new Units of Competency (Operate Electric Heavy Vehicle and Operate Electric Bus) and new Skill Sets to provide workers the required skills and knowledge for working with and operating electric bus or heavy vehicle. The road transport industry is experiencing rapid growth in the manufacture and use of electric heavy vehicles, particularly in the bus and coach sector, and training products are now required to enable these vehicles to be operated efficiently and safely.
Discussions with bus and heavy vehicle transport operators identified that while the current number of electric vehicles is comparatively small, the growth expected will lead to an increasing demand for appropriately skilled drivers to operate these vehicles. The stakeholders identified that future growth of electric heavy vehicles will leave critical knowledge and procedural skill gaps for heavy vehicle drivers that transition to these vehicles. One of the key differences for the operator between fossil powered heavy vehicles and battery powered is that battery vehicles are silent so there are no tell-tale signs the vehicle is not operating correctly as there are with fossil fuelled vehicles.
See Case for Change for further information:
The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.
If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Skills Manager.
2 new Units of Competency, 1 Skill Set and a updated qualification:
- TLI31221Y Certificate III in Driving Operations
- TLIC9978Y Operate Electric Heavy Vehicle
- TLIC9977Y Operate Electric Bus
- TLISS99986Y Electric Heavy Vehicle Skill Set
Technical Advisory Committee
13 JANUARY 2022
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED
The Electric Heavy Vehicle project has commenced and the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee is forming a Technical Advisory Committee.
Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials, including the development of two new Units of Competency and new Skill Sets to address the required skills and knowledge for operating an electric bus or heavy vehicle. The road transport industry is experiencing rapid growth in the manufacture and use of electric heavy vehicles, particularly in the bus and coach sector, and training products are now required to enable these vehicles to be operated efficiently and safely.
The first Technical Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 15 February 2022.
To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details via the form below, by close of business 25 January 2022.
Industry Skills Manager - Rail & Transport and Logistics