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Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: June 2019

This unit applies to engine workers in the maritime industry working as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 on vessels up to 500 kW.

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform basic maintenance and servicing of main propulsion units and auxiliary systems.

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Not applicable.

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, the required skills and knowledge, the range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

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

The evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the Elements, Performance Criteria, Required Skills, Required Knowledge and include:

completing all work to specification

selecting and using appropriate processes, tools and equipment

providing the required amount of detail in reports.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Performance is demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

Resources for assessment include access to:

industry-approved marine operations site where basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion units and auxiliary systems may be conducted

tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry

relevant regulatory and equipment documentation that impacts on work activities

range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulated practical and knowledge assessments

appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace.

In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:

relevant and appropriate materials and equipment

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Method of assessment

Practical assessment must occur in an:

appropriately simulated workplace environment and/or

appropriate range of situations in the workplace.

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate to this unit:

direct observation of the candidate servicing and maintaining main propulsion units and auxiliary systems

direct observation of the candidate applying relevant WHS/OHS requirements and work practices.

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended.

In all cases where practical assessment is used it should be combined with targeted questioning to assess Required Knowledge.

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

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required Skills:

Complete relevant log books and service reports

Demonstrate safe and environmentally responsible work practices in servicing and maintenance activities

Read and interpret gauges

Read and interpret manufacturer specifications and safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Service and maintain propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment to manufacturer specifications

Required Knowledge:

Bleeding fuel systems

Care of low voltage electrical systems on a vessel including precautions necessary when charging batteries

Environmental impacts and minimisation measures associated with servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment

Job safety analyses (JSAs) and safe work method statements

Manufacturer specifications for servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment

Operating principles and operating methods for propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment

Potential risks and hazards associated with servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment

Processes of maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment

Relevant WHS/OHS and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements

Routine checks required when servicing and maintaining propelling machinery, auxiliary equipment and other mechanical equipment

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.

Equipment must include:

Auxiliary equipment

Bilge systems

Cooling, lubricating and fuel systems

Drive train assembly

Fire pumping arrangements

Low voltage electrical systems

Monitoring machinery

Petrol, diesel and outboard engines

Shore power leads and connections

Steering gear

Two and four stroke engines

Safety requirements may include:

WHS/OHS requirements of the sate or territory (specifically relating to PPE, use of tools and equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling of materials, hazard control, hazardous materials and substances)

PPE including that prescribed under legislation, regulation and organisational policies and procedures

Safe operating procedures including recognising and preventing hazards associated with the use of tools and equipment, dangerous materials, working at heights, working at proximity to others, worksite visitors and the public

Emergency procedure including emergency shutdown and stopping of equipment, extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements, evacuation

Tools and equipment may include:

Hand and power tools


Test equipment

Servicing tasks may include:

Battery maintenance

Carrying out manufacturer instructions for pre-start checks


shaft glands


cooling system

fuel levels

fuel systems



Visual check for oil leaks

Visually checking, identifying and reporting obvious equipment faults

Faulty items or components may include:

Batteries and connections

Engine parts

Fuel pump

Materials may include:


Spent oil

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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
Manufacturer equipment specifications are obtained 
Safety requirements associated with maintaining equipment and workplace environment are implemented 
Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by maintenance work 
Tools and equipment are selected and checked for serviceability 
Work area is prepared 
Equipment is inspected and inspection results are compared with manufacturer specification 
Servicing tasks are carried out to specification 
Mechanical equipment and system components are checked with appropriate instruments 
Faulty items or components are identified and serviceability/unserviceability is determined 
Unserviceable equipment is tagged according to workplace procedures 
Equipment is safely isolated according to regulations and/or work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements 
Faulty items or components are removed using appropriate tools and equipment according to workplace procedures 
Replaceable items are selected or serviceable items are fitted according to manufacturer specifications 
Adjustments are made to equipment or components to comply with specifications 
Operational check is carried out on system to ensure its compliance with manufacturer specification 
Maintenance report is completed according to workplace procedures 
Work area is cleared and cleaned 
Materials are disposed of or recycled according to legislative and workplace requirements 
Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked and stored according to workplace procedures 


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