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TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances 

RTO Code:21519

Duration: 1 day (face to face)

Aim: This accredited module provides individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances that includes hazardous chemicals, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous chemicals with considerations to confirming site incident procedures and selecting handling techniques.

The training session will cover the following topics:

  • Dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances are identified from information including class labels, manifests and other documentation;Storage requirements for hazardous substances and/or dangerous goods are identified and applied;
  • Legislative requirements for hazardous substances and/or dangerous goods are known and used to plan work activities;
  • Handling procedures for different classes and characteristics of goods are observed;
  • Confirmation is sought from relevant personnel where dangerous goods or hazardous materials do not appear to be appropriately marked;
  • Incident reporting processes are identified;
  • Emergency equipment is located and checked according to workplace procedures and statutory regulations;
  • Emergency procedures are identified and confirmed;
  • Load handling and shifting procedures are selected in accordance with identified requirements for particular goods;
  • Handling equipment is checked for conformity with workplace requirements and manufacturers guidelines; and
  • Where relevant, suitable signage is checked for compliance with workplace procedures.

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must satisfy all of the requirements of     the criteria of this unit and include demonstration of:

  • Identifying dangerous goods/hazardous substances (from labels, dangerous goods labels or placards, HAZCHEM signs and other relevant identification criteria);
  • Identifying and selecting the safely requirements for handling dangerous goods/hazardous substances;
  • Maintaining workplace records and documentation;
  • Determining (any) required permits;
  • Identifying job and site hazards and planning work to minimise risks;
  • Selecting appropriate equipment and work systems including personal protection equipment;
  • Estimating weight and dimensions of load and any special requirements; and
  • Identifying and assessing handling and storage precautions and requirements for dangerous goods/hazardous substances.Learners Needs

In order to identify individual learners' requirements, please bring to our attention candidate that has any needs such as; literacy, access or, medical restrictions so arrangements can be made prior to course commencement.

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements:

  • In order to be successful in the unit, the student must have sufficient English written and oral language skills to enable clear and direct communication with the trainer/assessor and other students.
  • Students must be able to; collaborate effectively with others, whilst completing and risk assessment, manage a simulated spill and complete a short assessment.
  • If you have any concerns regarding these requirements, please contact our friendly HAZCON training team to discuss what assisted learning options we have available to you.

Required to bring on the day:

  • Proof of ID (driver's licence or equivalent, with a photo); brought to the training course; and
  • The participant has provided their Unique Student Identifier number; If participants do not have a USI Number, please create one by logging onto www.usi.gov.au.


  • During the day, there is a theory assessment which contains a mix of multiple choice questions and short answers as well as simulated practical work demonstrations.
  • If a client wishes to use their templates, for the assessment process these documents must be provided as per the Methodology.
  • If required; students are provided with two re-assessment opportunities on the day.
  • Access to our appeals process is available in our student handbook, should the student wish to consider that option if competency hasn't been achieved after two re-assessment opportunities.

HAZCON will issue a TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances certificate upon:

  • Successful completion of the training course
  • Provision of identification and the completion of administration documentation; as listed above.

Would you like to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)?

If you have employees you believe have industry skills, knowledge and experience handling dangerous goods and hazardous substances then they may be eligible for RPL. Please contact the Business Services Manager to discuss the RPL  process for candidates.


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