Carry out fast rescue craft operations

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 MARF016, 'Carry out fast rescue craft operations'.
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.


Maintain fast rescue craft for operations


Fast rescue craft design characteristics and fittings are identified


Fast rescue craft capabilities are outlined


Fast rescue craft and items of equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturer specifications and operational requirements


Prepare fast rescue craft and crew for operations


Fast rescue craft launching equipment design and operation are outlined


Motion compensation system operation and associated fail safe devices are outlined


Motion compensation system operation and associated fail safe devices are maintained in accordance with manufacturer instructions


Pre-launch checks are conducted in accordance with manufacturer specifications and operational requirements


Appropriate specialised emergency equipment is stowed on board fast rescue craft


Operational responsibilities and lines of communication are confirmed with relevant personnel


Appropriate personal protective and foul weather equipment is worn as required


Readiness of fast rescue craft, crew and equipment for launch is confirmed with relevant personnel


Take charge of fast rescue craft during and after launch


Fast rescue craft is launched in a controlled and safe manner according to craft and launch system manufacturer specifications and instructions


Hook release system is operated according to manufacturer specifications, and launch vessel and launch equipment are cleared safely


Engine power is managed within manufacturer torque range in a way that ensures smooth and efficient movement


Damage to engine and accessories is minimised


Fast rescue craft is operated within safe operational limits of craft for the prevailing conditions


Manoeuvres are performed with due regard to drive system manoeuvring characteristics


Manoeuvres are performed in a way that ensures the safety of personnel on board and in the water


Navigational equipment is used according to manufacturer specifications


Communication and signalling equipment is used according to manufacturer specifications and operational requirements


Communications are established and maintained between craft, other vessels, rig and helicopters as required


Emergency equipment is used according to manufacturer specifications, supervisor instructions and emergency conditions


Respond to emergencies or malfunctions involving craft, equipment and crew


Capsized fast rescue craft is righted using craft righting system, with due concern for crew safety and possible damage to craft and equipment


Swimming is performed as required in standard personal protective equipment, foul weather clothing or other specialised protective equipment


Appropriate procedures for reboarding fast rescue craft and for wearing operational clothing and equipment are implemented


Emergency repairs and maintenance to fast rescue craft and equipment are performed according to manufacturer specifications and emergency conditions


Locate and retrieve casualties


Appropriate search patterns are followed according to search coordinator instructions


Search patterns and rescue procedures are coordinated with other fast rescue craft where appropriate


Casualties are approached in a way that ensures casualty and crew safety


Fast rescue craft is positioned to ensure safe and quick retrieval of casualties


Casualty condition is determined and appropriate recovery procedures are implemented


Appropriate lifting procedures are adopted to ensure safe retrieval of casualty


Emergency first aid procedures are applied as appropriate


Master or medical officer is notified of casualty condition and medical instructions are followed as appropriate


Casualty is transferred to vessel, rig, helicopter or other place of safety with concern for types of injuries sustained


Recover fast rescue craft


Stand-down procedures are followed


Fast rescue craft is recovered in a controlled and safe manner according to craft, hook release systems and recovery system manufacturer specifications and instructions


Fast rescue craft and equipment are secured on board and prepared for future operations