Assessor Resource

MARH005
Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2018


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to maintain safe navigation of a commercial vessel through the use of radar and other equipment used for the navigation of a vessel.

This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry on a range of vessels up to 80 metres.

This unit has links to legislative and certification requirements.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)



Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1

Set up wheelhouse navigation equipment

1.1

Wheelhouse navigation equipment is initialised and displays are set up and maintained

1.2

Operational performance and accuracy of wheelhouse equipment is confirmed and appropriate action is taken when performance is out of limits

1.3

Misrepresentation of information is detected and corrected or allowed for

2

Use radar to navigate safely

2.1

Radar is operated according to manufacturer instructions to produce data on position and speed of vessel, other vessels and fixed objects

2.2

Radar plot is constructed on a radar plotting sheet or automatic plotting devices are initialised

2.3

Systematic radar observations of vessels in the vicinity are made where there is a risk of collision

2.4

Radar data is used to obtain a position fix for vessel using electronic bearing lines and variable range markers

2.5

Radar bearings are corrected for vessel heading and compass error as appropriate

2.6

Radar plotting data is analysed to anticipate potential collisions

2.7

Analysis is used to make informed command decisions on action needed to avoid collisions

3

Use wheelhouse navigation equipment

3.1

Wheelhouse navigation equipment is safely and efficiently used to conduct navigation of the vessel

3.2

Position of vessel is monitored during voyage to ensure planned passage is followed

3.3

Movement of vessels in the vicinity is monitored to ensure collision situations do not occur

3.4

Wheelhouse navigation equipment is maintained according to manufacturer requirements and organisational procedures

4

Maintain navigational records

4.1

Navigational data produced by wheelhouse navigation equipment that should be retained to conform with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements is identified

4.2

Navigational data is stored electronically or in hard copy as required by organisational procedures and regulatory requirements

4.3

Security and access requirements for data are adhered to according to organisational procedures

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

interpreting radar displays and indications

operating marine radar systems and equipment on a vessel

operating marine radar systems and equipment on an automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) system

operating other electronic navigational instruments and equipment on a vessel

reading and interpreting service manuals and instructions for radar and other electronic navigational aids

recognising faulty radar equipment and taking appropriate action

recognising problems when using radar and other electronic navigational aids to maintain safe navigation and taking appropriate action

recognising radar display of search and rescue transponders (SART) and racon signals.

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

different types of navigational aids, including their features, key applications and operational characteristics

limitations and potential errors associated with each type of electronic navigational aid

methods for the interpretation and analysis of navigational data produced by radar and other electronic navigational instruments

procedures for the initialisation and operation of radar and other electronic navigational instruments

procedures to determine compass accuracy by azimuth, amplitude or other method appropriate to the standards of watchkeeping practice when beyond sight of land

procedures for the use of data generated by radar and other electronic navigational instruments

relevant sections of state and territory regulations, National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) and Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code dealing with navigational equipment and the responsibilities of a Master or Deck Officer

techniques for the use of radar and other electronic navigational instruments

terminology and principles of operation of radar and other electronic navigation aids typically used on vessels

work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and work practices.

Assessors must satisfy National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVR)/Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) assessor requirements.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

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.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

tools, equipment, machinery, materials and personal protective equipment currently used in industry

applicable documentation such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operational manuals

range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1

Set up wheelhouse navigation equipment

1.1

Wheelhouse navigation equipment is initialised and displays are set up and maintained

1.2

Operational performance and accuracy of wheelhouse equipment is confirmed and appropriate action is taken when performance is out of limits

1.3

Misrepresentation of information is detected and corrected or allowed for

2

Use radar to navigate safely

2.1

Radar is operated according to manufacturer instructions to produce data on position and speed of vessel, other vessels and fixed objects

2.2

Radar plot is constructed on a radar plotting sheet or automatic plotting devices are initialised

2.3

Systematic radar observations of vessels in the vicinity are made where there is a risk of collision

2.4

Radar data is used to obtain a position fix for vessel using electronic bearing lines and variable range markers

2.5

Radar bearings are corrected for vessel heading and compass error as appropriate

2.6

Radar plotting data is analysed to anticipate potential collisions

2.7

Analysis is used to make informed command decisions on action needed to avoid collisions

3

Use wheelhouse navigation equipment

3.1

Wheelhouse navigation equipment is safely and efficiently used to conduct navigation of the vessel

3.2

Position of vessel is monitored during voyage to ensure planned passage is followed

3.3

Movement of vessels in the vicinity is monitored to ensure collision situations do not occur

3.4

Wheelhouse navigation equipment is maintained according to manufacturer requirements and organisational procedures

4

Maintain navigational records

4.1

Navigational data produced by wheelhouse navigation equipment that should be retained to conform with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements is identified

4.2

Navigational data is stored electronically or in hard copy as required by organisational procedures and regulatory requirements

4.3

Security and access requirements for data are adhered to according to organisational procedures

Specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

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

Wheelhouse navigation equipment includes one or more of the following:

AIS

alarm devices including off-course and watch alarms

automatic pilot

azimuth mirrors

bottom logs

coverage areas

differential global positioning system (DGPS)

echo sounder

electronic charts

global positioning system (GPS)

hyperbolic systems

magnetic and gyro compasses

plotters

radar

satellite technology

Misrepresentation of information includes one or more of the following

compass errors

false echoes

GPS and DGPS errors

incorrect setting up of electronic chart system (ECS) or electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS)

incorrect setting up of GPS

incorrect radar settings for heading marker and range marker

sea returns

Navigational data includes one or more of the following:

navigation safety warning

recording courses steered

weather and oceanographic reports

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

interpreting radar displays and indications

operating marine radar systems and equipment on a vessel

operating marine radar systems and equipment on an automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) system

operating other electronic navigational instruments and equipment on a vessel

reading and interpreting service manuals and instructions for radar and other electronic navigational aids

recognising faulty radar equipment and taking appropriate action

recognising problems when using radar and other electronic navigational aids to maintain safe navigation and taking appropriate action

recognising radar display of search and rescue transponders (SART) and racon signals.

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

different types of navigational aids, including their features, key applications and operational characteristics

limitations and potential errors associated with each type of electronic navigational aid

methods for the interpretation and analysis of navigational data produced by radar and other electronic navigational instruments

procedures for the initialisation and operation of radar and other electronic navigational instruments

procedures to determine compass accuracy by azimuth, amplitude or other method appropriate to the standards of watchkeeping practice when beyond sight of land

procedures for the use of data generated by radar and other electronic navigational instruments

relevant sections of state and territory regulations, National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) and Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code dealing with navigational equipment and the responsibilities of a Master or Deck Officer

techniques for the use of radar and other electronic navigational instruments

terminology and principles of operation of radar and other electronic navigation aids typically used on vessels

work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and work practices.

Assessors must satisfy National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVR)/Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) assessor requirements.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

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.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

tools, equipment, machinery, materials and personal protective equipment currently used in industry

applicable documentation such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operational manuals

range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Wheelhouse navigation equipment is initialised and displays are set up and maintained 
Operational performance and accuracy of wheelhouse equipment is confirmed and appropriate action is taken when performance is out of limits 
Misrepresentation of information is detected and corrected or allowed for 
Radar is operated according to manufacturer instructions to produce data on position and speed of vessel, other vessels and fixed objects 
Radar plot is constructed on a radar plotting sheet or automatic plotting devices are initialised 
Systematic radar observations of vessels in the vicinity are made where there is a risk of collision 
Radar data is used to obtain a position fix for vessel using electronic bearing lines and variable range markers 
Radar bearings are corrected for vessel heading and compass error as appropriate 
Radar plotting data is analysed to anticipate potential collisions 
Analysis is used to make informed command decisions on action needed to avoid collisions 
Wheelhouse navigation equipment is safely and efficiently used to conduct navigation of the vessel 
Position of vessel is monitored during voyage to ensure planned passage is followed 
Movement of vessels in the vicinity is monitored to ensure collision situations do not occur 
Wheelhouse navigation equipment is maintained according to manufacturer requirements and organisational procedures 
Navigational data produced by wheelhouse navigation equipment that should be retained to conform with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements is identified 
Navigational data is stored electronically or in hard copy as required by organisational procedures and regulatory requirements 
Security and access requirements for data are adhered to according to organisational procedures 

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