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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Manage maintenance of vessel stability and safety parameters
  2. Administer planning of cargo operations on vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  3. Administer planned maintenance system
  4. Dock or slip vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  5. Carry out inspection and maintenance procedures on vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  6. Administer correct selection and use of maintenance equipment and materials

Required Skills

Required Skills

Communicate effectively with other personnel when managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

Communicate with multilingual crew using established techniques

Comply with relevant maritime regulations

Identify problems that can occur when managing operations and maintenance of vessel and initiate appropriate action

Interpret and follow all safety management procedures and precautions when managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

Interpret and monitor application procedures for managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

Monitor selection and use of publications materials tools and other equipment involved in managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

Prepare appropriate reports on outcomes of inspection and maintenance activities

Provide leadership to other shipboard personnel when managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

Read and interpret

safety data sheets SDSmaterial safety data sheets MSDS

vessel and machinery specifications gross and net tonnage machinery design drawings machine drawings operational manuals specifications and electrical and control circuit diagrams

Take appropriate precautions to prevent pollution of marine environment

Required Knowledge

Applicable legislation regulations and codes of practice

Documents and records including

relevant maritime regulations

company maintenance procedures

instructions of relevant maritime authorities related to operations and maintenance of vessels

maintenance schedules and records

vessel and equipment manufacturer instructions specifications and recommended procedures

stability and cargo documents pertaining to vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

Maintenance records that must be kept on vessel to meet requirements of company and regulatory authorities

Nature and causes of corrosion of marine surfaces and structures and available methods for its control

Operational management and maintenance

routine maintenance inspections

administering repairs of minor faults and imperfections in painted surfaces and managing preparation of marine surfaces prior to application of prescribed marine coating

identifying deterioration of vessel structure and fittings

identifying faulty equipment or fittings and arranging for repair or replacement

managing application of lubricants to moving parts of vessel equipment

managing vessel stability both normal and adverse operational conditions

managing vessel cargo operation procedures

Principal features of structure of vessel with a basic understanding of properties and application of materials used in vessel construction

Procedures for

checking and inspecting vessel stability during a range of operational conditions including loading and discharging of cargo as part of routine procedures to ensure compliance with company requirements and established safety rules and regulations

initiating and coordinating repair andor replacement procedures on board vessels

Publications tools and equipment required for operational management and maintenance

cargo and stability calculators and publications

electric and pneumatic power tools such as grinders sanders drills and hand tools including chipping hammers and scrapers

marine preservative finish application equipment such as brushes spay guns rollers and greasing and lubrication tools

rinsing and storing equipment

protective clothing and equipment eye and ear protection safety boots dust and fume masks

Relevant sections of applicable maritime regulations

Relevant WHSOHS and pollution control legislation and policies

Safety environmental and hazard control precautions and procedures relevant to inspection and maintenance operations

Slipping and docking procedures suitable for various types of hull forms including communication techniques used

Typical problems relating to slipping and maintaining vessels and appropriate action and solutions

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

taking prompt action to report andor rectify operational and maintenance problems

completing work systematically with required attention to detail

recognising and adapting appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace including modes of behaviour and interactions among crew and others

carrying out operational management of vessel while underway when berthed or moored when slipped or in dry dock during routine or unplanned events

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 managing the operations and maintenance on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations can 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 managing the operations and maintenance on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

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.

Vessel may include:

Vessel up to 500 GT operating in international waters

Vessel up to 3000 GT operating in near coastal waters

Deterioration of vessel structure and fittings may include:

Corrosion of hull fittings and equipment

Decay of timber surfaces

Osmosis and underwater blistering of painted and fibreglass finishes