This unit applies to individuals who undertake the repairing of vessel deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings using approved methods, materials and equipment 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. Access and interpret repair method, workshop manuals and manufacturer information
1.4. Check and prepare tools, equipment and materials
1.5. Set up work area
2. Repair deck and hull
2.1. Inspect deck and hull and identify deterioration and damage
2.2. Perform repairs and adjustment operations in accordance with manufacturer and component supplier specifications, and OHS and workplace environmental and sustainable procedures and practices
2.3. Test repairs, make required adjustments and re-test
2.4. Determine the need for water testing
3. Repair cabin equipment and fittings
3.1. Inspect cabin equipment and fittings and identify deterioration and damage
3.2. Perform repairs and adjustment operations in accordance with manufacturer and component supplier specifications, and OHS and workplace environmental and sustainable procedures and practices
4. Test and recommission vessel
4.1. Test deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings for correct operation in accordance with manufacturer and component supplier specifications
4.2. Repair and test failed systems
4.3. Determine and report vessel deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings which fail testing and gain rectification approval from customer
4.4. Determine the need for water testing
4.5. Carry out recommissioning procedures in accordance with manufacturer and component supplier specifications, and OHS and workplace environmental and sustainable procedures and practices
5. Clean up work area and finalise work
5.1. Clean and inspect equipment and tooling according to workplace requirements
5.2. Tag unserviceable equipment and faults identified in accordance with workplace requirements
5.3. Clean work area, dispose of waste and scrap, and store tools and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures
5.4. Finalise and process work completion documentation and give to appropriate persons, as required
5.5. Prepare report for the customer detailing work undertaken and technical or regulatory requirements
Required skills include:
technical skills to the level required to use workplace technology related to the repair of deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings, to use specialist tooling and equipment and computerised measuring equipment, and to report and record actions
communication skills to the level required to confirm work requirements and diagnosis and repair procedures 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 research, analyse and interpret information related to work orders and manufacturer and component supplier requirements, and to record servicing details
numeracy skills to the level required to correctly complete tests and measurements, including assessing tolerances, applying accurate measurements and calculating material requirements
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:
vessel classification, component type and identification
principles and application of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic principles, as applicable to cabin and deck equipment
properties and use of repair materials and products used in repair procedures
types of materials used in deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings
repair methods related to deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings and the relationship of these parts and fittings to the integrity of the vessel
use and application of testing, measuring and specialised servicing equipment
recommissioning requirements and specifications as specified by the manufacturer and component supplier, 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 the repair of deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings
organisational policies and procedures, including quality, reporting and recording procedures, related to the repair and recommissioning of deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings
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
repair and recommission and test a range of deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings to 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
deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings requiring repair
materials relevant to the repair of deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings
equipment, hand and power tools appropriate to the repair of deck, hull and cabin equipment and fittings
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.
Equipment and fittings
Equipment and fittings may include:
fittings (bollards, ferrules, runners, clamps, cleats, turnbuckles and press studs)
winches and capstans
bow and stern rails, rudder, and steering bushes and bearings
fishing rods and bait boxes
Repairs may include:
composite material repairs
low voltage wiring and lighting repairs
functional operation/testing (e.g. water and tank)
Recommissioning methods may include:
engine system inspection
engine system commissioning
reading service data
testing, inspecting, adjusting, cleaning, and repairing components and systems
equipment and fittings inspection
Tooling and equipment
Tooling and equipment may include:
testing equipment, including multimeters
specialist tools and equipment
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