Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

DEFMIL091 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Prepare, operate and maintain small watercraft

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Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency DEFMIL091 - Prepare, operate and maintain small watercraft
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the skills required to operate small watercraft. The watercraft will normally be operated in an environment of protected or calm inland waterways, conducting a range of tasks including the transport of personnel and/or equipment. Examples of small watercraft may include:motorised and non-motorised boats up to five metres in length capable of accommodating a maximum ten personnel and the operator and crewmanmotorised and non-motorised rigid and non-rigid inflatable craftpowered by outboard motors of up to 40 hpmotorised and non-motorised bridge and ferry construction craftWhile the technical aspects of this competency are concerned with ‘operating a boat’, the specialisation of the skill, and safety issues associated with waterborne operations confer additional responsibilities upon the operator.This unit applies to those working as combat arms personnel required to operate small watercraft in a deployed operational environment, but is applicable to any individual in this field of work.The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.Those undertaking this unit would work under supervision but may need to provide directions. They must demonstrate sound judgement in the use of authority, and where possible, work within the existing lines of authority. They would perform routine tasks in a broad range of contexts, such as protected or calm inland waterways or in a threat environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Competency should be assessed in an actual workplace or in a simulated environment, with access to equipment and infrastructure appropriate to the outcome. Competency should be demonstrated over time to ensure the candidate is assessed across a variety of situations.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field Military Skills
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Prepare for watercraft operations
  • Interpret operating instructions to determine the task, the cargo, the destination and route, and compile navigation data.
  • Complete hasty buoyancy/floatation calculations to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move.
  • Select and check equipment is for serviceability and replace or reject unserviceable items, and report to the supervisor.
  • Conduct shore preparation and ensure watercraft is ready for launch.
  • Select and apply personal protective equipment.
  • Conduct a safety briefing for passengers and crew prior to embarking on watercraft operations.
       
Element: Control operation of small watercraft
  • Construct improvised flotation craft, when required, in accordance with technical specifications and supervisor’s instructions.
  • Launch in accordance with standard procedures and local conditions.
  • Load and trim watercraft to ensure safety of crew and load.
  • Operate watercraft consistent with hazards and environmental conditions.
  • Direct passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation.
  • Carry out contingency and emergency drills to minimise threat to personnel and equipment.
  • Disembark and/or unload personnel and/or loads.
       
Element: Recover and restore vessel
  • Recover watercraft from a ramp or improvised landing site.
  • Check, clean and service watercraft and associated equipment, report defects and complete documentation.
  • Debrief staff and/or management.
       
Element: Prepare for watercraft operations
  • Interpret operating instructions to determine the task, the cargo, the destination and route, and compile navigation data.
  • Complete hasty buoyancy/floatation calculations to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move.
  • Select and check equipment is for serviceability and replace or reject unserviceable items, and report to the supervisor.
  • Conduct shore preparation and ensure watercraft is ready for launch.
  • Select and apply personal protective equipment.
  • Conduct a safety briefing for passengers and crew prior to embarking on watercraft operations.
       
Element: Control operation of small watercraft
  • Construct improvised flotation craft, when required, in accordance with technical specifications and supervisor’s instructions.
  • Launch in accordance with standard procedures and local conditions.
  • Load and trim watercraft to ensure safety of crew and load.
  • Operate watercraft consistent with hazards and environmental conditions.
  • Direct passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation.
  • Carry out contingency and emergency drills to minimise threat to personnel and equipment.
  • Disembark and/or unload personnel and/or loads.
       
Element: Recover and restore vessel
  • Recover watercraft from a ramp or improvised landing site.
  • Check, clean and service watercraft and associated equipment, report defects and complete documentation.
  • Debrief staff and/or management.
       


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

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Prepare for watercraft operations

1.1 Interpret operating instructions to determine the task, the cargo, the destination and route, and compile navigation data.

1.2 Complete hasty buoyancy/floatation calculations to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move.

1.3 Select and check equipment is for serviceability and replace or reject unserviceable items, and report to the supervisor.

1.4 Conduct shore preparation and ensure watercraft is ready for launch.

1.5 Select and apply personal protective equipment.

1.6 Conduct a safety briefing for passengers and crew prior to embarking on watercraft operations.

2. Control operation of small watercraft

2.1 Construct improvised flotation craft, when required, in accordance with technical specifications and supervisor’s instructions.

2.2 Launch in accordance with standard procedures and local conditions.

2.3 Load and trim watercraft to ensure safety of crew and load.

2.4 Operate watercraft consistent with hazards and environmental conditions.

2.5 Direct passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation.

2.6 Carry out contingency and emergency drills to minimise threat to personnel and equipment.

2.7 Disembark and/or unload personnel and/or loads.

3. Recover and restore vessel

3.1 Recover watercraft from a ramp or improvised landing site.

3.2 Check, clean and service watercraft and associated equipment, report defects and complete documentation.

3.3 Debrief staff and/or management.

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

using knots and lashings

monitoring hazards and applying safety principles to operations

calculating and recording number and weight of passengers, stores and equipment

carrying both equipment and personnel

managing the full range of contingency and emergency actions

providing directions to personnel within the boat concerning specific safety matters such as seating, movement and actions on incidents including man overboard and capsize

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

applicable statutory waterways rules for watercraft operation

local water hazards and environmental conditions

effects of water moving over objects and obstacles

hasty buoyancy/floatation calculations


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Prepare for watercraft operations

1.1 Interpret operating instructions to determine the task, the cargo, the destination and route, and compile navigation data.

1.2 Complete hasty buoyancy/floatation calculations to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move.

1.3 Select and check equipment is for serviceability and replace or reject unserviceable items, and report to the supervisor.

1.4 Conduct shore preparation and ensure watercraft is ready for launch.

1.5 Select and apply personal protective equipment.

1.6 Conduct a safety briefing for passengers and crew prior to embarking on watercraft operations.

2. Control operation of small watercraft

2.1 Construct improvised flotation craft, when required, in accordance with technical specifications and supervisor’s instructions.

2.2 Launch in accordance with standard procedures and local conditions.

2.3 Load and trim watercraft to ensure safety of crew and load.

2.4 Operate watercraft consistent with hazards and environmental conditions.

2.5 Direct passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation.

2.6 Carry out contingency and emergency drills to minimise threat to personnel and equipment.

2.7 Disembark and/or unload personnel and/or loads.

3. Recover and restore vessel

3.1 Recover watercraft from a ramp or improvised landing site.

3.2 Check, clean and service watercraft and associated equipment, report defects and complete documentation.

3.3 Debrief staff and/or management.

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
Interpret operating instructions to determine the task, the cargo, the destination and route, and compile navigation data. 
Complete hasty buoyancy/floatation calculations to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move. 
Select and check equipment is for serviceability and replace or reject unserviceable items, and report to the supervisor. 
Conduct shore preparation and ensure watercraft is ready for launch. 
Select and apply personal protective equipment. 
Conduct a safety briefing for passengers and crew prior to embarking on watercraft operations. 
Construct improvised flotation craft, when required, in accordance with technical specifications and supervisor’s instructions. 
Launch in accordance with standard procedures and local conditions. 
Load and trim watercraft to ensure safety of crew and load. 
Operate watercraft consistent with hazards and environmental conditions. 
Direct passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation. 
Carry out contingency and emergency drills to minimise threat to personnel and equipment. 
Disembark and/or unload personnel and/or loads. 
Recover watercraft from a ramp or improvised landing site. 
Check, clean and service watercraft and associated equipment, report defects and complete documentation. 
Debrief staff and/or management. 
Interpret operating instructions to determine the task, the cargo, the destination and route, and compile navigation data. 
Complete hasty buoyancy/floatation calculations to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move. 
Select and check equipment is for serviceability and replace or reject unserviceable items, and report to the supervisor. 
Conduct shore preparation and ensure watercraft is ready for launch. 
Select and apply personal protective equipment. 
Conduct a safety briefing for passengers and crew prior to embarking on watercraft operations. 
Construct improvised flotation craft, when required, in accordance with technical specifications and supervisor’s instructions. 
Launch in accordance with standard procedures and local conditions. 
Load and trim watercraft to ensure safety of crew and load. 
Operate watercraft consistent with hazards and environmental conditions. 
Direct passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation. 
Carry out contingency and emergency drills to minimise threat to personnel and equipment. 
Disembark and/or unload personnel and/or loads. 
Recover watercraft from a ramp or improvised landing site. 
Check, clean and service watercraft and associated equipment, report defects and complete documentation. 
Debrief staff and/or management. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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