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 MARF005, 'Survive at sea using survival craft'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Survive at sea using survival craft' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com 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.
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
Others are assisted to maximise their chances of survival
Prevailing circumstances and emergency conditions are used as the basis for timing and sequencing individual survival actions, and potential dangers and threats to other survivors are minimised
Operate lifesaving and survival equipment
Location and accessibility of lifesaving and survival equipment is established
Survival craft is launched in a timely and effective manner
Survival equipment is operated according to instructions and accepted survival practice
Survival radio equipment is operated according to manufacturer instructions and regulatory protocols
Lifejacket and other lifesaving clothing are correctly used according to instructions
Abandon vessel safely
Need to abandon vessel is established according to safety management system (SMS) or plan
Survival craft is launched according to instructions
Survival craft is checked to ensure it is safe to board
Survival craft is boarded observing safety of other survivors
Survival craft is released from abandoned vessel
Exposure cover is deployed on survival craft according to accepted survival practice and manufacturer instructions
Apply survival techniques
Survival craft is checked for seaworthiness
Sea anchors and drogues are deployed according to accepted nautical practice
Occupants are checked for signs of hypothermia or other injuries and first aid is applied as required
Water and food is rationed
Lookout for vessels and aircraft in vicinity is maintained and distress signals are released on sighting
Instructions given by rescue personnel are followed to safely access rescue craft