Prevent and fight fires 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 MARF008, 'Prevent and fight fires 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.


Actively prevent fire


Fire hazards (pre-conditions for fire) on board a vessel are identified and rectified according to workplace procedures


Onboard procedures for preventing fire are accessed and implemented


Prepare response to fire


Location and class of fire is identified


Alarm is raised


Condition of firefighting equipment and systems in work area is monitored according to planned maintenance schedules


Realistic drills and musters are practised to ensure pre-incident readiness of response personnel


Appropriate protective clothing and equipment including self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is made ready


All available means to limit the spread of fire and smoke are employed


Appropriate pump/s and ancillary equipment are readied to support firefighting operations


Extinguishing media/agent is selected according to the class/classes of fire


Combat fire


Threats to life or health are identified within the emergency area


Activities and tactics to combat the fire are selected so that the safety of the vessel and all on board is not compromised


Fire is located and access is gained in the safest and most timely manner


Fire is attacked using the extinguishing media/agent and application techniques appropriate to the class and size of fire


SCBA is donned and used correctly while undertaking fire extinguishment and rescue


Effectiveness of combat activities and tactics is evaluated and altered as required


Communication is maintained to ensure safety and efficiency of firefighting operation


Complete post-fire activities


Fire watch is maintained to prevent further outbreak


Equipment is restored to operational condition


Fire scene is preserved prior to investigation, if appropriate


Information relating to the incident is provided as part of fire debriefing session