Communicate effectively when performing engineering duties

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 MARE5001A, 'Communicate effectively when performing engineering duties'.
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


Apply information to engineering watchkeeping duties


Relevant engineering publications and other documentation are identified and accessed


Required information is extracted from relevant engineering publications and other documentation and is appropriately applied to work activities according to established marine engineering practice


Information in relevant engineering publications and other documentation used in daytoday work is applied to work activities


Engineering specifications and drawings are correctly read and interpreted, and information is applied according to established marine engineering practice


Apply engineering information


Readings on performance indicators are correctly made and interpreted


Engineering information, procedures, instructions and directions are obtained, interpreted and applied


Standard drawing symbols, appropriate instrumentation and process control terms are correctly used in relation to actions and functions of marine equipment and plant


Engineering drawings and control loops are correctly sketched as required


Engineering reports, running sheets and other engineering documentation relevant to the performance of engineering duties are correctly and accurately completed


Communicate between bridge, engine control room and main engine room


Available tools are correctly used to communicate between bridge, engine control room and main engine room


Appropriate records of engineering communications are completed according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Communicate with officers, crew and others


Clear and precise communication is used and established communication practices are followed


Communication misunderstandings are avoided using appropriate confirmation techniques and established communication practices


Messages concerning vessel safety and operations are received, read, clarified as required, correctly interpreted and applied to engineering activities


Appropriate techniques are used when communicating with multilingual crew to ensure communication is effective and messages are clearly understood


Non-verbal communication is appropriately used when working and communicating with others


Feedback, instruction and training on work performance is effectively provided to engine room crew according to vessel procedures and established engineering practice