Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MARF001, 'Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment'.
Google Links
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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 to abandon vessel


Nature of emergency is determined to minimise potential dangers and threats


Muster and abandon vessel signals are responded to according to vessel safety procedures


Survival equipment is organised to maximise chances of survival


Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) is operated to transmit distress signal


Distress calls are made using radio equipment on distress call frequency, if time allows, to communicate the nature of the emergency


Others are assisted to maximise their chances of survival


Determine operational safety requirements


Relevant maritime legislation is identified, accessed and reviewed


Safety requirements for a range of near coastal vessels are identified, accessed and reviewed


Lifesaving and survival equipment required on board a near coastal vessel are accurately identified


Lifesaving equipment on board is checked and confirmed as serviceable


Lifesaving and survival equipment certificates and documentation are checked for validity


Vessel safety management systems (SMS) and plans are located, interpreted and applied


Practise survival techniques


Typical emergency alarms and types of alarm systems are accurately identified


Need to abandon vessel is determined according to established safety practice and procedures


In-water survival techniques are implemented according to established safety practice and procedures


Threats to survival are identified and treatment options are outlined


Apply survival techniques


Lookout for vessels and aircraft is maintained and distress signals are released on sighting


During an emergency, work is carried out collaboratively with other shipboard personnel and passengers as required


During emergency and survival situations, appropriate communication skills and techniques are implemented


Instructions given by rescue personnel to safely access rescue craft are followed


Operate lifesaving and survival equipment


Range of pyrotechnic and distress signals are operated according to established safety practice and procedures


Survival equipment is operated according to instructions and accepted survival practice


Survival radio equipment is operated according to manufacturer instructions and regulatory protocols


Lifejackets and other lifesaving equipment are operated and used according to instructions


Participate in abandon vessel drills


Regulatory requirements and company procedures for musters and drills are identified and implemented


Actions required for a range of muster signals are correctly identified


Action is taken promptly to address problems that may arise when following vessel abandonment procedures


Hazards are identified that may occur when abandoning vessel risks are minimised according to SMS, and established safety practice and procedures


Information relevant to use of lifesaving equipment is accessed and correctly interpreted


Range of emergencies that may lead to vessel abandonment are outlined