Fatigue Management (Transport)
TLIF2010A Apply fatigue management strategies (Nationally Recognised)
Online Training


fatigue-management-transportFatigue is one of the leading causes or contributing factors to heavy vehicle accidents in Australia. Under legislation, organisations and their employees must take steps to identify fatigue risks and manage them effectively.

The course provides essential compliance information to all parties in the transport chain regarding their responsibility in managing fatigue.

Fatigue management strategies including tips on lifestyle choices and choices whilst being on the road, are discussed and applied to real life situations during the course. Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) scheme work/rest hours are applied to workplace situations.

This Nationally Recognised course provides students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify the hazards of fatigue and its symptoms
  • Take actions to combat fatigue
  • Apply strategies to minimise its effects

Please note:

Important note: a Third Party Report must be submitted once the course is finished. It will be used, along with the in-course assessments, to deem competence for this Unit of Competency.

To meet the Third Party Report requirements, access is required to a relevant workplace setting. A supervisor, employer or someone with appropriate industry experience will have to comment on the participant's ability to perform the relevant skills/knowledge noted in the Third Party Report.

The course is not complete until the Third Party Report has been submitted and shown to demonstrate the candidate’s skills/knowledge. The Third Party Report must be submitted within 12 months of course enrolment; submission does not assure Competence.

Unique Student Identifier

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a reference number called a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information is available at www.usi.gov.au

Intended for

Drivers and all parties involved in the transport chain, also referred to as off-road parties, who operate heavy vehicles in Australia.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise factors and lifestyle choices which will affect fatigue
  • Identify signs of fatigue and personal early warning signs
  • Take steps to ensure effective work capability and alertness are maintained
  • Communicate effectively with others to implement and apply fatigue management strategies

Topics covered

Course Introduction

Topic 1 – What is fatigue, why must it be managed?
Section 1 – What is fatigue, why must it be managed?
Section 2 – Why is sleep important?
Section 3 – Effects of fatigue and personal early warning signs

Topic 2 – Causes of fatigue, how to manage it
Section 1 – The body clock
Section 2 – Healthy lifestyle
Section 3 – Life factors and work factors
Section 4 – Drugs, alcohol and stimulants
Section 5 – Medical fitness and sleep disorders

Topic 3 – Fatigue management laws
Section 1 – Fatigue management laws
Section 2 – Taking reasonable steps to manage fatigue
Section 3 – Duties to prevent driver fatigue
Section 4 – Fitness for work
Section 5 – Penalties

Topic 4 – Record keeping and work diaries
Section 1 – Using a work diary
Section 2 – Legislative requirements when using work diaries

Topic 5 – Fatigue management strategies
Section 1 – Fatigue management policies, procedures and scheduling
Section 2 – Staying alert on the road
Section 3 – Signs of fatigue
Section 4 – Rest options
Section 5 – Alcohol and drugs

Topic 6 – Work times
Section 1 – Planning routes and schedules to minimise fatigue
Section 2 – Standard hours and Advanced Fatigue Management
Section 3 – Basic Fatigue Management (BFM)
Section 4 – The 36 hour rule
Section 5 – Two-up driving

Topic 7 – Applying fatigue management strategies
Section 1 – Applying fatigue management strategies scenario

Online training benefits

  • Do it anytime
    The training course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The course can be completed anywhere using a standard computer and Internet.
  • Take it at your own pace
    AVELING's course keeps track of your progress. This means you can take the course over several days or weeks if needed.

It’s convenient and easy to use. Enrol now and start managing driver fatigue in your workplace today.

Unit of Competency

TLIF2010A Apply fatigue management strategies


On successful completion participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Unit of Competency outlined above.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: Anytime
Dates: Anywhere using a standard computer and Internet
Fee: $145.00 (GST free)

Assurance audits

AVELING conducts assurance audits of participants completing Nationally Recognised eLearning courses to verify identification and ensure the participant did the course themselves.

Participants doing Nationally Recognised eLearning courses must be subjected to AVELING’s assurance audit process within 12 months of course enrolment and successfully pass the assurance audit to complete the course and receive certification. If this does not occur, they may have to redo the course.


In addition to completing all sections of the online course, participants are required to submit written responses to questions. These will need to be deemed Satisfactory by an assessor in order for a Statement of Attainment to be issued.

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