Contribute to safe anchor handling and towing operations

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 MARA008, 'Contribute to safe anchor handling and towing operations'.
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 types of anchor handling and towing equipment, vessels and towed objects


Required safety precautions, including fatigue management are identified


Features of various AHTS are outlined


Types of anchor handling and towing operations are identified


Properties of towed objects are identified and their impact on safety, the environment and vessel operations is recognised


Properties of anchor handling and towing equipment and tools are identified and their impact on safety and vessel operations is recognised


Hazards associated with anchor handling and towing are identified


Hazard controls associated with anchor handling and towing are employed according to organisational procedures


Prepare anchor handling and towing deck equipment, tools and machinery for use


Appropriate personal protective equipment and machinery is selected, used and stored according to work health and safety/occupational health and safety (WHS/OHS) requirements


Routine pre-operational checks are carried out on anchor handling and towing deck equipment, tools and machinery according to manufacturer specifications, regulatory and organisational requirements


Deviations from the norm are promptly identified and rectified


Adjustments are made to achieve a safe and efficient operation


Inability to start machinery is reported promptly and accurately to appropriate personnel


Operate anchor handling and towing deck tools and equipment


Deck equipment, tools and machinery is operated in a safe and controlled manner within defined operating limits when running, to achieve optimum safety and efficiency


Deviations from normal operations are promptly identified


Action is taken to rectify basic operational faults to maintain optimum safety and efficiency


Appropriate action is taken in a malfunction or emergency


Check and complete anchor handling and towing deck equipment , tools and machinery operations


Equipment and machinery shut-down procedures are carried out according to manufacturer specifications and organisational procedures


Equipment and machinery damage, malfunctions or irregular performance is recorded and reported according to organisational procedures