Changes to fatigue risk management training & competency

By Admin


Training in fatigue risk management

For the purpose of operating under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) fatigue management module, operators may need their drivers, schedulers, and supervisors or managers of drivers or schedulers, to complete fatigue units of competency offered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

New fatigue units of competency

On 1 July 2018 new fatigue units of competency came into effect.

The new fatigue units of competency provide drivers, schedulers, supervisors and managers with information critical to effectively manage the risk of fatigue in road transport operations.

Noteworthy changes that have been made to the delivery of these units, is that RTOs will have to gain approval from the NHVR to deliver the course.

Those wanting to undertake any of the fatigue risk management course should check the NHVR web page to ensure that they select an approved provider for the course and the method of delivery they seek.

Brisbane Truck School is now on this list as shown below:

Queensland Transport & Logistics Training Pty Ltd 07 4035 1705 Face to face and online Yes APPROVED FOR TLIF0005    

BTS Online courses

Now available online at

  • Working at Heights Awareness - $50  
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies - $90 
  • Complete a Work Diary - $80 
  • TLIF0005 Apply a fatigue risk management system - $120 

Achieving competency

Changes to compliance are found in these units with an emphasis on the accurate counting of time, planned rest and work schedules and detailed trip planning.

Work diary filling in and maintenance will also be important.

Consequently, expect that assessments will be more rigorous and will take more time. Greater effort and commitment will be needed to achieve competency.

RTO’s are required to have robust verification practices when it comes to identifying students doing the courses. Expect random contact from the RTO whilst you are doing the course and visual verification will be very much a part of the process.

At enrolment, students will be required to produce visual evidence using their driver’s licence, passport or another acceptable form of identity.

If you have any queries regarding these changes or booking our online courses, contact us on 1300 438 542

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