This unit applies to individuals who undertake servicing of jet propulsion systems as fitted to vessels in a marine environment.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Prepare for work
1.1. Confirm nature and scope of work to be carried out
1.2. Locate occupational health and safety (OHS) and workplace environmental and sustainable procedures and practices applicable to the work
1.3. Source service procedures and relevant workshop manuals and manufacturer information
1.4. Check and prepare tools, equipment and materials
1.5. Determine service method in accordance with OHS, environmental and industry regulations, and guidelines and enterprise procedures
1.6. Set up work area
2. Service jet drive propulsion systems and associated components
2.1. Conduct service in accordance with manufacturer and component supplier specifications, and OHS and workplace environmental and sustainable procedures and practices
2.2. Conduct pre-start checks, make required adjustments and re-test
2.3. Check that protective guards, cowlings and safety features are in place according to workplace expectations
2.4. Determine the need for water testing
3. Clean up work area and maintain equipment
3.1. Clean and inspect equipment and tooling according to workplace requirements
3.2. Tag unserviceable equipment and faults identified in accordance with workplace requirements
3.3. Finalise and process work completion documentation, update customer and warranty information and give to appropriate persons as required
3.4. Clean work area, dispose of waste and scrap, and store tools and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures
Required skills include:
technical skills to the level required to use workplace technology related to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems and components, and to use workplace computerised technology for the reporting and recording of actions
communication skills to the level required to confirm work requirements and specifications, to communicate effectively regarding work requirements with supervisor, other workers and customers, to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and of varying physical and mental abilities, and to report work outcomes and problems
literacy skills to the level required to understand information related to work orders, including common industry terminology and safety procedures, to interpret technical information and specifications, and to record servicing details
numeracy skills to the level required to correctly calculate time, assess tolerances, apply accurate measurements, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks
problem-solving skills to the level required to identify technical and procedural problems to avoid planning and scheduling problems, and time and material wastage
team skills to the level required to work effectively and cooperatively with others to optimise workflow and productivity
Required knowledge includes:
operating principles and construction of jet drive propulsion systems and components
minor adjustment procedures for different system types
types of lubricants and application methods
measuring and testing procedures
service and repair manuals (hard copy and electronic)
manufacturer and component supplier specifications, including workshop manuals and repair guides
applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice, including OHS, personal safety and environment, relevant to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems and components
organisational policies and procedures, including quality, reporting and recording procedures, related to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems and components
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently:
observe safety procedures and requirements
communicate effectively with others involved in or affected by the work
select methods and techniques which are appropriate to the circumstances
complete preparatory activity in a systematic manner
accurately interpret the servicing data
conduct the servicing of a minimum of three (3) jet drive propulsion systems to workplace and manufacturer and component supplier requirements within workplace timeframes
test prior to placing in service
complete workplace and equipment records and workplace clean-up requirements.
Context of, and specific resources for assessment
The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that reflects as far as possible the actual working environment.
Assessment is to occur using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory requirements, including specified Australian standards.
Where applicable, reasonable adjustment must be made to work environments and training situations to accommodate ethnicity, age, gender, demographics and disability.
The following resources should be made available:
workplace location or simulated workplace
jet drive propulsion systems
equipment, hand and power tools appropriate to servicing of jet drive propulsion systems
activities covering the mandatory task requirements
specifications and work instructions.
Method of assessment
Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.
Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of Required Skills and Knowledge.
Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on Required Skills and Knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application.
Assessment may be applied under project-related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process.
Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.
Competence in this unit may be assessed in conjunction with other functional units which together form part of the holistic work role.
Guidance information for assessment
Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally sensitive and appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Marine jet drive propulsion systems
Marine jet drive propulsion systems may include:
Marine engines may include:
4-stroke diesel and petrol
Vessels may include:
single or multi-hull
inboard or outboard drive
Servicing methods may include:
on- and off-site repairs
minor adjustments and operational testing
replacement of fluids and filters
Tooling and equipment
Tooling and equipment may include:
testing equipment, including multimeters
specialist tools and equipment
manufacturer's special stools
Materials may include:
Safe operating procedures
Safe operating procedures may include:
operational risk assessment and treatments
machinery movement and operation
manual and mechanical lifting and shifting
working in proximity to others
Information/documents may include:
verbal, written and graphical instructions issued by authorised internal and external persons
parts listing prices and catalogues
material safety data sheets (MSDS)
diagrams or sketches
engineer's design specifications and instructions
industry standards (e.g. American Boat and Yacht Council, National Marine, Manufacturer's Association and US Coast Guard)
workplace specifications and requirements
Legislative requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, certification requirements and codes of practice, and may include:
award and enterprise agreements
Australian Design Rules
confidentiality and privacy
duty of care
OHS requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulations, and organisational safety policies and procedures, and may include:
personal protective equipment and clothing
first aid equipment
hazard and risk control
elimination of hazardous materials and substances
manual handling, including shifting, lifting and carrying
safe driving policy
Environmental requirements may include:
Organisational policies and procedures
Organisational policies and procedures may include:
quality policies and procedures, including Australian standards
OHS, sustainability, environment, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination
manufacturer specifications and industry codes of practice
safe work procedures
reporting and recording procedures
This unit contains employability skills.
Refer to Unit Descriptor