Operate and maintain a steam engine up to 750 kW and steam auxiliary equipment

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 MARC024, 'Operate and maintain a steam engine up to 750 kW and steam auxiliary equipment'.
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.


Prepare vessel for sea


Spares and stores on board are checked to ensure those required for proposed voyage are available


Personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected for use


Hazardous materials are stowed and managed according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Work health and safety/occupational health and safety (WHS/OHS) hazards and potential hazards in engine room are identified and corrective action is taken according to organisational practices


Pre-start checks are conducted on machinery and equipment according to organisational procedures


Means of communication between bridge and engine room are tested


Engines are started according to vessel procedures and organisation safety management systems (SMS)


Operate and monitor steam engine and steam auxiliary machinery


Marine steam plant components are identified and operated according to organisational operating procedures


Steam engine handling techniques are interpreted and applied to eliminate or minimise risk of injury to personnel or damage to equipment


Steam plant controls are identified and operated safely according to organisational procedures and technical specifications


Steam engine auxiliary equipment is monitored and operated to maintain optimum running conditions


Operational faults are recognised, assessed and rectified according to organisational procedures


Hazards and potential hazards are recognised and interpreted, and appropriate initiatives and action is taken to minimise risk to personnel and equipment according to workplace procedures and applicable regulatory requirements


Operating log is maintained clearly and accurately according to statutory requirements


Shut down steam engine


Engine is shut down according to vessel procedures and organisation SMS


Steam auxiliary systems are shut down according to vessel procedures and organisation SMS


Documentation is maintained according to workplace and organisational requirements


Carry out maintenance of steam plant


Maintenance requirements are identified, repairs are carried out and reported according to workplace procedures


Engine and auxiliary equipment is regularly inspected and maintained for maintenance according to statutory requirements and workplace procedures


Steam plant maintenance schedule is developed and implemented according to organisational planned maintenance system