Operate small watercraft

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 DEFEO815A, 'Operate small watercraft'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate small watercraft' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for watercraft operations

1.1 Operating instructions are interpreted to determine the task, cargo, destination and route, and navigation data is compiled in accordance with standard procedures

1.2 Buoyancy/floatation calculations are completed to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move

1.3 Equipment is selected, checked for serviceability and unserviceable items are replaced or rejected and reported to the supervisor in accordance with standard procedures

1.4 Shore preparation is conducted in accordance with standard procedures and watercraft is prepared and readied for launch

1.5 Appropriate personal protective equipment is selected and worn by all personnel

1.6 Passengers and crew are given a safety brief by the operator prior to embarking

2. Operate small watercraft

2.1 Watercraft is launched safely in accordance with standard procedures and local conditions

2.2 Watercraft is loaded and trimmed to ensure safety of crew and load

2.3 Watercraft is operated consistent with hazards and environmental conditions, and in accordance with standard procedures

2.4 Directions are provided, as necessary, to passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation

2.5 Contingency and emergency drills are carried out, as necessary, to minimise threat to personnel and equipment

2.6 Personnel and/or loads are disembarked and/or unloaded safely in accordance with standard procedures

3. Recover and maintain vessel

3.1 Watercraft is recovered from a ramp or improvised landing site

3.2 Watercraft and associated equipment are checked for serviceability, cleaned and maintained

3.3 Defects are reported and documentation is completed in accordance with standard procedures

3.4 Debriefing requirements are completed, as required, in accordance with standard procedures