Assessor Resource

Service jet drive propulsion systems

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: April 2019

This unit applies to individuals who undertake servicing of jet propulsion systems as fitted to vessels in a marine environment.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out the servicing of jet propulsion systems.

It requires the ability to identify and confirm work requirements, prepare for and service jet propulsion systems, and complete work finalisation processes.

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

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Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently:

observe safety procedures and requirements

communicate effectively with others involved in or affected by the work

select methods and techniques which are appropriate to the circumstances

complete preparatory activity in a systematic manner

accurately interpret the servicing data

conduct the servicing of a minimum of three (3) jet drive propulsion systems to workplace and manufacturer and component supplier requirements within workplace timeframes

test prior to placing in service

complete workplace and equipment records and workplace clean-up requirements.

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that reflects as far as possible the actual working environment.

Assessment is to occur using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory requirements, including specified Australian standards.

Where applicable, reasonable adjustment must be made to work environments and training situations to accommodate ethnicity, age, gender, demographics and disability.

The following resources should be made available:

workplace location or simulated workplace

jet drive propulsion systems

equipment, hand and power tools appropriate to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems

activities covering the mandatory task requirements

specifications and work instructions.

Method of assessment

Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of Required Skills and Knowledge.

Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on Required Skills and Knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application.

Assessment may be applied under project-related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process.

Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.

Competence in this unit may be assessed in conjunction with other functional units which together form part of the holistic work role.

Guidance information for assessment

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally sensitive and appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

Required skills include:

technical skills to the level required to use workplace technology related to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems and components, and to use workplace computerised technology for the reporting and recording of actions

communication skills to the level required to confirm work requirements and specifications, to communicate effectively regarding work requirements with supervisor, other workers and customers, to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and of varying physical and mental abilities, and to report work outcomes and problems

literacy skills to the level required to understand information related to work orders, including common industry terminology and safety procedures, to interpret technical information and specifications, and to record servicing details

numeracy skills to the level required to correctly calculate time, assess tolerances, apply accurate measurements, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks

problem-solving skills to the level required to identify technical and procedural problems to avoid planning and scheduling problems, and time and material wastage

team skills to the level required to work effectively and cooperatively with others to optimise workflow and productivity

Required knowledge

Required knowledge includes:

operating principles and construction of jet drive propulsion systems and components

servicing procedures

minor adjustment procedures for different system types

types of lubricants and application methods

measuring and testing procedures

service and repair manuals (hard copy and electronic)

manufacturer and component supplier specifications, including workshop manuals and repair guides

applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice, including OHS, personal safety and environment, relevant to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems and components

organisational policies and procedures, including quality, reporting and recording procedures, related to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems and components

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Marine jet drive propulsion systems

Marine jet drive propulsion systems may include:





Marine engines

Marine engines may include:

2-stroke petrol

4-stroke diesel and petrol


Vessels may include:

single or multi-hull

inboard or outboard drive

Servicing methods

Servicing methods may include:

on- and off-site repairs

minor adjustments and operational testing

replacement of fluids and filters

Tooling and equipment

Tooling and equipment may include:

hand tools

testing equipment, including multimeters

power tools

air tools

specialist tools and equipment

lubricating equipment

measuring equipment

pressure gauges

vacuum gauges

manufacturer's special stools


Materials may include:

spare parts



cleaning materials

Safe operating procedures

Safe operating procedures may include:

operational risk assessment and treatments

toxic substances

electrical safety

machinery movement and operation

manual and mechanical lifting and shifting

working in proximity to others


Information/documents may include:

verbal, written and graphical instructions issued by authorised internal and external persons

parts listing prices and catalogues

inventory systems

material safety data sheets (MSDS)

diagrams or sketches

engineer's design specifications and instructions

manufacturer specifications

industry standards (e.g. American Boat and Yacht Council, National Marine, Manufacturer's Association and US Coast Guard)

Australian standards

workplace specifications and requirements

Legislative requirements

Legislative requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, certification requirements and codes of practice, and may include:

award and enterprise agreements

industrial relations

Australian standards

Australian Design Rules

confidentiality and privacy


the environment

equal opportunity


duty of care

OHS requirements

OHS requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulations, and organisational safety policies and procedures, and may include:

personal protective equipment and clothing

safety equipment

first aid equipment

hazard and risk control

elimination of hazardous materials and substances

manual handling, including shifting, lifting and carrying

emergency procedures

road rules

safe driving policy

Environmental requirements

Environmental requirements may include:

waste management



clean-up management

Organisational policies and procedures

Organisational policies and procedures may include:

quality policies and procedures, including Australian standards

OHS, sustainability, environment, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination

manufacturer specifications and industry codes of practice

safe work procedures

reporting and recording procedures

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Confirm nature and scope of work to be carried out 
Locate occupational health and safety (OHS) and workplace environmental and sustainable procedures and practices applicable to the work 
Source service procedures and relevant workshop manuals and manufacturer information 
Check and prepare tools, equipment and materials 
Determine service method in accordance with OHS, environmental and industry regulations, and guidelines and enterprise procedures 
Set up work area 
Conduct service in accordance with manufacturer and component supplier specifications, and OHS and workplace environmental and sustainable procedures and practices 
Conduct pre-start checks, make required adjustments and re-test 
Check that protective guards, cowlings and safety features are in place according to workplace expectations 
Determine the need for water testing 
Clean and inspect equipment and tooling according to workplace requirements 
Tag unserviceable equipment and faults identified in accordance with workplace requirements 
Finalise and process work completion documentation, update customer and warranty information and give to appropriate persons as required 
Clean work area, dispose of waste and scrap, and store tools and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures 


Assessment Cover Sheet

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