Survive at sea using survival craft

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 MARF1006A, 'Survive at sea using survival craft'.
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


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 where necessary


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