Work safely in confined spaces on 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 MARF010, 'Work safely in confined spaces on 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.


Identify confined spaces and their regulatory framework


Characteristics of a confined space are outlined


Confined spaces in the workplace are identified


Regulations and standards relevant to confined space operations on vessels are identified


Relevant codes of practice and sources of guidance for undertaking confined space work are identified


Potential hazards of confined spaces are identified


Assess confined space for entry


Purpose and need to enter confined space is confirmed


Hazards in and around confined space and those associated with work to be performed are identified


Risk assessment is conducted and documented according to organisational procedures


Risk control measures are identified and documented


Obtain permission to enter confined space


Process and documentation required for authorisation to enter confined space are identified


Permission to enter and work in confined space is sought from authorised personnel on vessel according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Permit requirements associated with confined space entry and work to be performed are confirmed and completed


Plan and prepare for entry


Appropriate plan is prepared for completion of work activity in confined space


Process is followed to ensure confined space is ready for entry


Appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment is selected and used correctly


Entry equipment is made ready and used according to manufacturer operating instructions


Precautions during entry are identified to protect occupants


Apply emergency procedures


Role and responsibilities of standby person/s are clearly defined


Planned emergency procedures appropriate for circumstances are implemented


Personal protective equipment and emergency rescue equipment is selected, prepared and used


Conclude confined space operations


Personnel involved and equipment used are accounted for


Equipment is cleaned, inspected and/or serviced prior to stowage


Confined space entry is secured, isolations are removed and space is returned to normal


Permit is withdrawn and documentation is completed according to regulatory requirements and organisational policy