The finalisation of the Functional and Technical Specification for the EWD is a key part of EWD implementation, and will represent another operational application of the National Telematics Framework.

The Specification will align with international ISO standards for regulated telematics applications – offering a performance-based, multi-provider model which promotes flexibility and innovation, and provides choice for transport operators.

Progress and status

TCA has commenced work on the finalisation of the Functional and Technical Specification for the EWD.

A draft version of the Functional and Technical Specification for EWD is available here:

Electronic Work Diary Functional and Technical Specification (Draft)

Feedback received from stakeholders on the draft Specification is assisting in the final version of the Specification.

Engagement and consultation

Stakeholders are encouraged to engage with TCA during the development of the final version of the Functional and Technical Specification for the EWD.  

Comments, views and feedback on the EWD can be provided to TCA by emailing tca@tca.gov.au.  All emails will receive a prompt response.  

In addition, TCA will be hosting a number of Telematics Industry Group (TIG) meetings during 2016 to provide a consultative forum between TCA and the telematics industry on current and emerging issues. TIG meetings also provide an opportunity for the telematics sector to have an open dialogue with TCA on the implementation of the EWD.

Certification and audit

TCA will be responsible for the following functions on behalf of Australian regulators seeking to utilise the EWD:

  • Type-approval, certification and audit of EWD Service Providers
  • Administering the technical and operational environment that interfaces with EWD Service Providers.

Telematics systems which provide services to assist in the management of heavy vehicle driver fatigue will not be recognised by Australian regulators as an EWD unless certified and audited by TCA.