Monitor loading, unloading and stowage of cargo

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 MARA006, 'Monitor loading, unloading and stowage of cargo'.
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.


Review cargo plan


Cargo plan is interpreted to determine required cargo operations


Cargo plan is checked to ensure cargo is evenly distributed


Cargo plan is assessed to ensure incompatible cargo stowage is avoided


Cargo plan is evaluated to ensure regulations relating to hazardous materials/dangerous goods are observed, where appropriate


Cargo plan is checked to ensure unloading sequence is effective


Prepare for loading


Holds are checked to ensure they are clean, dry and free of smell


Safety arrangements in holds are verified to ensure they are operational


Supplies of cargo protection and securing material are reviewed to ensure there are sufficient available


Bilge suctions are protected before loading


Checks are made to ensure cargo is correctly identified, inspected and confirmed against documentation


Preparations for loading are monitored according to stowage plan and organisational procedures


Ballast discharge plan is identified and understood and appropriate actions to support this plan are undertaken


Supervise loading/ unloading of cargo


Instructions are given to crew and stevedores involved in cargo loading/unloading according to cargo stowage plan


Compliance with regulations, procedures and instructions pertaining to type of cargo being handled is managed during loading/unloading operations


Loading/unloading is monitored to ensure the loading rate is not exceeded in the case of bulk or liquid cargo


Vessel stability is observed during loading/unloading operations


Loading/unloading operations are checked against stowage plan


Cargo is secured and lashed according to lashing plan


Cargo handling documentation is completed according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Monitor care of cargo during voyage


Vessel plan for care of cargo during voyage is implemented according to organisational and customer requirements, and relevant regulations


Ventilation and humidity control systems are checked


Actions required to maintain the wellbeing of cargo during the voyage are initiated according to customer requirements and organisational procedures


Compliance with safety and hazard minimisation procedures and regulations related to cargo care is managed at all times during the voyage to maintain the safety of personnel, cargo and vessel


Appropriate action is taken when defects or damage to cargo are detected