Perform dogging on board a vessel

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 MARC032, 'Perform dogging on board a vessel'.
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.


Plan job


Relevant site information is obtained for related task


Sea conditions and use of taglines are assessed in line with shipboard best practice


Hazards and potential hazards associated with slinging and directing loads are identified


Hazard control measures consistent with appropriate standards are identified to ensure safety of personnel and equipment


Weight, dimensions and load centre of gravity are identified and assessed


Suitable lifting/slinging points on load are established


Appropriate lifting equipment needs are assessed, including rig/vessel crane limitations


Appropriate communication methods are established in consultation with crane/operators and other appropriate personnel


Manufacturer specifications/information is obtained for special loads as required


Select and inspect equipment


Lifting equipment appropriate to task is selected and inspected for serviceability


Damaged or excessively worn lifting equipment is identified, labelled and isolated


Appropriate communications equipment is selected and its serviceability is checked


Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and checked


Prepare site and equipment


Hazard prevention/control measures are applied consistent with appropriate standards to ensure safety of personnel and equipment


Clear communications and roles of deck crew are established when working cargo with a rig crane or another vessel


Appropriate slinging method is selected


Lifting equipment is prepared and assembled as required


Load destination is prepared


Perform tasks


Knots, hitches and bends using fibre and synthetic ropes are correctly made and used in course of deck operations


Eye splices and short splices are made in fibre and synthetic ropes according to established nautical practice


Lifting equipment is attached and secured to lifting hook using appropriate techniques


Lifting hook is positioned over load centre of gravity


Lifting equipment is attached and secured to load in an appropriate manner


Tag line is attached and secured as required


Test lift is conducted to ensure load security


Load is moved, and stability and control are maintained at all times


Appropriate communication methods and communication signals are applied to safely coordinate load movement within sight and out-of-sight of ship’s crane operator


Loads are correctly rigged using appropriate ropes and rigging gear according to procedures and shipboard safety requirements


Load is landed to ensure it is stable and secure from movement, is in position to be lashed with appropriate consideration given to effects of vessel’s motion on stowed cargo when lashing cargo


Shut down job, clean up and maintain equipment


Lifting equipment is removed or disconnected from load and prepared for next task or storage.


Unserviceable lifting equipment is inspected and rejected


Defective equipment is isolated and tagged


Lifting equipment is stored according to procedures and appropriate standards


Hazard prevention/control measures are removed as required


Excess materials from work area are removed as required


Defects are reported and recorded according to shipboard practices and procedures, and appropriate action is taken


Rope, wire and cables are stowed and maintained according to company procedures and manufacturer instructions