TLIX9986X Establish Blockchain in a supply chain

TLIX9986X Establish blockchain in a supply chain  

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Training Package.


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish blockchain in a supply chain. It includes assessing readiness for blockchain, developing blockchain strategy, establishing blockchain, managing change associated with blockchain and reviewing and reporting on blockchain.

The digitisation of transactions and data using blockchain offers supply chain organisations the ability to implement and/or increase their contract management, traceability, transparency, authenticity, monitoring and compliance programs.

Blockchain is a decentralised, shared, immutable database of transactions that uses consensus mechanisms to operate. Blockchain networks can be public with anyone able to join and see any transaction that happens.

A private (permissioned) blockchain, that restricts who can access the network, is required when working with supply chains. Participants in the blockchain will determine what data is seen by whom.

The unit is applicable to those with management or team leadership responsibilities within a supply chain.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Prerequisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

Supply chain

Unit Sector

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Assess readiness for blockchain


Organisational readiness is reviewed and assessed for use of private (permissioned) blockchain




Supply chain operations are assessed for end to end operational impact and are clearly defined for blockchain use




Internal and external supply chain technology systems are assessed for integration compatibility with blockchain




Supply chain industry standards are identified including those related to blockchain data and its use


Blockchain proof of concept is developed in association with internal or external technology partners

Develop blockchain strategy 


Collaborations and relationships within the supply chain are identified, formalised and mapped in relation to blockchain use


Blockchain implementation and monitoring strategy is developed


Policies and procedures for blockchain are adapted and/or developed


Supply chain processes are reviewed and/or adapted for blockchain


Communication strategy for blockchain implementation is developed  


Compliance requirements for blockchain use are defined and agreed


Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for blockchain are determined


Risks associated with blockchain are identified and   risk controls are implemented

Establish blockchain


Private (permissioned) blockchain is established with approved supply chain participants


Security, privacy and performance features including system architecture and platform are established


Onboarding and access control mechanisms for blockchain participants are determined 


Detailed supportive processes for blockchain use by participants in the supply chain are established


Data distribution protocols to ensure transaction information is shared between blockchain nodes is established


Governance requirements for blockchain system, deployment, technology integration and ownership are established


Blockchain requirements are communicated to supply chain participants and relevant stakeholders


Blockchain field trial is conducted to ensure operability by all stakeholders

Manage change associated with blockchain


Blockchain champion is appointed to engage and encourage uptake within the supply chain


Training of supply chain personnel in the use of blockchain system is implemented

Review and report on blockchain


Blockchain use is reviewed with supply chain participants and relevant stakeholders


A report on blockchain integration in the supply chain, identifying strengths and weaknesses, is prepared for authorised personnel and stakeholders

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This is a new unit.





Assessment Requirements for TLIX9986X Establish Blockchain in a supply chain

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions on at least one occasion and includes

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<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>communicating with stakeholders

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>conducting blockchain field trials

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>defining blockchain compliance requirements

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>determining onboarding and accessing mechanisms

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>developing blockchain proof of concept

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<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>establishing protocols for blockchain data distribution and transactions

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>identifying risks and working with risk controls

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>implementing security, privacy and governance requirements

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>mapping supply chain relationships

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>providing blockchain training to supply chain participants

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<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>reviewing supply chain operations

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>undertaking change management activities

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>working with internal and external stakeholders       

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions and includes knowledge of

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<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]> change management

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]> communication methods and tools

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<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>data requirements

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>mechanisms for onboarding and accessing

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>policies, procedures and processes for blockchain

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]> privacy obligations

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>proof of concept and field trials

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]> protocols for blockchain data distribution and transactions

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>review and report requirements

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>service level agreements

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>supply chain operations

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>supply chain relationships including internal and external stakeholders

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]> training programs

Assessment Conditions

As a minimum, assessors and assessments must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate then it must occur in simulated workplace operational situations.

Resources for assessment must include access to a range of

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<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>materials, tools and equipment used in industry

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>documentation including organisational policies and procedures, industry standards, regulations, codes of practice, operational manuals and equipment specifications. 


XXX Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide at: [sector webpage link here]


12 Responses

  1. There seems to be an assumption that blockchain is good. Surely there has to be some identification of the purpose/benefits to the business of introducing block chain and an examination of the return on investment?Reference

  2. I add this here as there is no place for overall comments. Overall, I note that:
    • We have no indication of the ‘level’ of the Units – are they designed to fit into a Cert IV or Advanced Diploma level qualification or at least at that vocational level?
    • There is no discussion of who (what occupations) might undertake the specified competencies, ie what are the vocational outcomes?
    • There are no pre-requisites discussed – it seems very unlikely that a new entrant to the labour market could successfully undertake any of these Units.
    • Many of the Units are highly detailed in their Performance Criteria. They often look like ‘wish’ lists of every possible thing that could be done rather than reflecting any real-world prioritisation and practicalities.
    • The Units seem to reflect the depth of work of someone who works full time on supply chain management in a very large organisation. This does not reflect the reality of the most workplaces, where I suspect supply chain management, while important would be one responsibility of people with many other roles.
    • Several of the Units (eg Stock control and receivals) appear to have little to do with supply chain and there is no explanation of why they appear.
    • There are 3 Units on digital supply chain – it seems to me that they could be combined as they cover much the same content.Reference

    1. Thank you for your feedback, your comments will be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee.
      The inclusion of Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) indicators within individual Units of Competency is not supported within current Training Package Development policies.

  3. We agree with Paul’s comments regarding the level of the units, the prerequisites required to do the units, and what occupations should be linked to the units. Without this information, it is unclear to determine the level of prior knowledge the student would need to complete the units successfully. For instance, legislative knowledge such as privacy laws to meet compliance requirements.Reference

  4. it would be beneficial to rephrase this as evaluate and review the effectiveness of blockchain etc. This would ensure that students are taught how to analyse information and make decisions on how to alter their procedures and adjust accordingly. This comment can be applied to the other 12 units that involve reviewing procedures.Reference

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