Assist in seamanship operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver DEFBM001C, 'Assist in seamanship operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to assist in seamanship operation

1.1 Operation briefing is received and recorded.

1.2 Appropriate equipment for the evolution is identified and selected based on information as directed by the supervisor.

1.3 Hazards and risks associated with the specific operation are identified and noted.

1.4 Personal protective equipment is selected and worn based on the nature of the evolution.

2. Assist in seamanship operations

2.1 Position within the team and location for the operation are identified and confirmed.

2.2 Orders are received and acted upon within the timeframe and in accordance with shipboard procedures.

2.3 Knots, bends, splices, whippings and hitches are correctly tied and applied.

2.4 Lines and hardware are prepared and handled in accordance with shipboard procedures.

2.5 Clear and timely communications are used during operations and the correct communications equipment is used where required.

2.6 Operational hazards are identified and action is taken in conjunction with other team members to minimise or eliminate risk to personnel, vessel and the environment.

2.7 Shipboard emergency and contingency plans are followed in the event of a failure or emergency associated with the operation and equipment.

3. Carry out post seamanship operations

3.1 Equipment is recovered, cleaned and maintained in accordance with organisational standards and manufacturers' procedures.

3.2 Equipment is restowed to maintain operational readiness.

3.3 Operational debriefing is attended and constructive feedback is provided where necessary.

3.4 Competency log and work history sheet, with tasks performed, are completed.