Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio

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 MARC021, 'Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Operate VHF radio equipment to transmit and receive messages


VHF radio equipment is selected for operation within limits of specifications


VHF radio equipment is operated to transmit and receive various types of signal according to manufacturer instructions, established radio operation procedures and regulatory requirements


Regulations and procedures applicable to vessel stations equipped with VHF radio and digital selective calling (DSC) facilities are applied during radio communication


Work health and safety WHS/occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures and hazard control strategies are applied when operating VHF radio equipment according to vessel safety management system


Radio communication problems are documented and promptly reported according to established procedures


Maintain and fault-find VHF radio equipment


Routine maintenance checks are carried out on VHF radio equipment according to manufacturer instructions and specifications, and company procedures


Out-of-specification performance and faults in VHF radio equipment are correctly identified and investigated using prescribed fault-finding techniques according to established user maintenance procedures and manufacturer instructions


Access search and rescue VHF radio facilities


Request is made to the appropriate organisation for the provision of the required search and rescue services


Information required by the Modernised Australian Ship Tracking and Reporting (MASTREP) System is supplied and received in the required format


Deploy and operate an EPIRB, SART and AIS-SART


Routine checks are carried out on EPIRBs, SARTs and AIS-SARTs to confirm their operational capability according to manufacturer instructions and specifications


Appropriate action is taken to rectify or replace EPIRBs, SARTs or AIS-SARTs that are found to be malfunctioning or are inoperable according to manufacturer instructions and company procedures


EPIRBs, SARTs and AIS-SARTs are deployed as according to manufacturer instructions and established search and rescue procedures


Operate a man overboard (MOB) device as a locating device in an emergency


Routine checks are carried out on AIS-MOB and DSC-MOB devices to confirm their operational capability according to manufacturer instructions and specifications


AIS-MOB and DSC-MOB devices are operated according to manufacturer instructions and regulatory requirements