This unit applies to people who work in the maritime industry as Master or Chief Mate on a vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage (GT) or as a Watchkeeper on a vessel up to 3000 GT or as Master or Chief Mate on vessels up to 3000 GT operating in near coastal waters.
The unit is consistent with the relevant sections of STCW 95 and Marine Orders under the Australian Navigation Act 2012.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Manage maintenance of vessel stability and safety parameters
Vessel dynamic stability is interpreted and analysed
Vessel stability is correctly maintained in normal and adverse operational conditions
Vessel safety parameters are correctly maintained within normal operational limits during cargo operations
Administer planning of cargo operations on vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
Impact of cargo operations on vessel stability is managed
Draft survey is conducted and used
Appropriate procedures are administered for all cargo operations
Administer planned maintenance system
Vessel routine preventative maintenance plan is correctly interpreted and implemented
Arrangements are made for maintenance activities to be carried out at required times
Repairs to vessel hull or equipment and/or repair or replacement of equipment or components are organised according to procedures
Dock or slip vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
Type of slipway, dock or vessel lifting facility is identified and suitability for type of hull assessed
Hull data is correctly interpreted and recorded
Appropriate plan is prepared for procedures to be taken onboard vessel prior to, during and on completion of proposed slipping or docking operations
Cradle is correctly prepared prior to slipping of vessel
Appropriate precautions are taken prior to slipping and refloating of vessel and when shoring/supporting vessel
Vessel is correctly refloated after slipping and maintenance operations
Carry out inspection and maintenance procedures on vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
Inspections of vessel hull, equipment and components are carried out according to company maintenance schedules and vessel manufacturer instructions
Deterioration of vessel structure and fittings is identified and appropriate maintenance action is initiated according to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and pollution control requirements, company procedures and manufacturer instructions
Lubricants, marine preservatives or finishes are applied correctly using appropriate application equipment according to WHS/OHS requirements, company procedures and manufacturer instructions
Problems in application of lubricants, marine preservatives, finishes and other maintenance materials and chemicals are identified and reported, and appropriate remedial action is initiated
Records of maintenance and lubrication work carried out are completed according to procedures
Administer correct selection and use of maintenance equipment and materials
Tools and equipment are correctly identified and used according to WHS/OHS requirements
Maintenance materials are obtained
Defective equipment and materials are identified and reported
Maintenance equipment and materials are correctly cleaned and stored after use
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 (SDS)/material 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
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
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 and/or 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 WHS/OHS 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
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 and/or 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:
industry-approved 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 and/or 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 and/or
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 WHS/OHS 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.
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
This unit contains employability skills.