Google Links

Follow the links below to find material targeted to the unit's elements, performance criteria, required skills and knowledge

Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for work
  2. Carry out routine service
  3. Repair/replace faulty components
  4. Clean up

Required Skills

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 SDSmaterial 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 WHSOHS and personal protective equipment PPE requirements

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

Evidence Required

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

industryapproved 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 andor 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 andor

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 WHSOHS 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

Range Statement

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