Contribute to safe cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers

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 MARA002, 'Contribute to safe cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Recognise characteristics of tanker cargo and tankers to ensure the safe transfer and transport of cargo


Features of various types of oil and chemical tankers are outlined


Cargo operations of tankers are identified


Properties of cargo being transported are identified and their impact on safety, the environment and vessel operations is recognised


Hazards associated with the transport of cargo are clarified according to emergency response documentation


Hazard controls associated with tanker cargo are employed according to organisational procedures


Comply with legislative and organisational requirements for safe transfer and transport of tanker cargo


Safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS) relevant to cargo are accessed and procedures for tanker safety and safety management are identified


SDS/MSDS are interpreted to identify relevant cargo-related hazards to the vessel and to personnel


Legislative and organisational requirements are interpreted to identify appropriate actions for safe transfer and transport of cargo


Take precautions to prevent hazards


Organisational policies and procedures to minimise hazards are identified


Type and severity of hazard posed by cargo is recognised


Transfer and transport of cargo is monitored to prevent hazards


Monitoring equipment , where installed, is regularly inspected and used according to organisational procedures


Act on becoming aware of a hazardous situation


Source of hazard is identified according to organisational procedures


Risk is assessed considering severity and likelihood of consequences


Control measures to minimise risk are implemented to level of responsibility or referred to appropriate person for permission or further action


Containment procedures are applied where appropriate


Appropriate safety procedures are followed and personal protective equipment is used according to organisational procedures


Risk is eliminated where possible, and if not practical, actions are taken to control risk


Appropriate firefighting equipment is identified to carry out firefighting operations


Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of oil or chemicals


Procedures to prevent pollution are identified and observed at all times


Measures to prevent pollution during normal and emergency situations are applied according to regulatory requirements and organisational procedures


All relevant information is immediately reported to appropriate persons when a spill is detected or a malfunction has occurred that poses a risk of a spill


All required spill containment procedures are correctly implemented according to regulatory requirements and organisational procedures