Manage a vessel and its crew

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 MARG006, 'Manage a vessel and its crew'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage a vessel and its crew' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to 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.


Take command


Command is exercised according to organisational authority and guidelines


Command structure is established appropriate to vessel


Command structure is communicated to crew and external authorities who have a regulatory interest in vessel


Command information management system is implemented


Communication mechanisms and procedures are implemented between levels of command according to organisational procedures


Liaison is established and maintained to meet control and command requirements


Manage operations


Operational plan is developed in consultation with relevant personnel


Key performance indicators (KPIs) are developed, detailed and included in operational plan


Contingency plans are developed and implemented at appropriate stages of operational planning


Resource acquisition is planned and managed according to organisational procedures


Standard operating procedures are developed in an appropriate format


Performance systems and processes to assess progress in achieving profit and productivity plans and targets are developed, monitored and reviewed


Areas of under-performance are identified and prompt action is taken to rectify the situation


Recommendations for variations to operational plans are negotiated according to organisational procedures


Systems to ensure procedures and records associated with documenting performance are managed according to organisational procedures


Apply task and workload management


Workload of crew members is planned taking into account time and resource constraints


Crew are assigned workload priority and performance expectations are communicated clearly


Workload of crew is coordinated according to agreed objectives and timelines


Performance of crew and individuals is systemically monitored against defined measurable performance criteria to ensure satisfactory completion of assigned tasks and workloads


Potential and current issues and problems arising in relation to task and workload management are identified and acted on according to organisational and legislative requirements


Support and participate in development activities


Training needs of crew and individuals are identified and assessed on a regular basis according to organisational procedures


Action plan to meet crew and individual training and development needs is developed, agreed and implemented


On-the-job training is provided to meet crew needs according to the required organisational standard


Crew members are encouraged and supported to attend training and to undertake development opportunities


Coaching and mentoring are utilised as developmental tools


Communicate objectives and required standards


Crew members are provided with up-to-date information concerning organisational objectives and standards


Crew member understanding of objectives and standards is checked


Organisational standards and values are modelled and promoted to crew members


Provide leadership to crew and individuals


Link between function of crew and organisational goals is articulated and communicated to crew


Participative decision making is used to develop, implement and review work of crew and to allocate responsibilities


Opportunities are given to crew and individuals to develop new and innovative work practices and strategies


Appropriate delegation to crew and individuals is made, according to crew objectives and goals, and organisational policy and procedures


Tasks are allocated within the competence of crew members and this allocation is supported with appropriate authority, autonomy and training


Procedures for emergency responses are developed and communicated to crew members


Make effective decisions


Team-building strategies are applied to achieve strengthened crew and individual commitment to organisational vision and goals


Range of consultative methods are used to involve crew in decisions and vessel risk assessment


Use of problem-solving strategies and techniques to identify and generate options is promoted


Decisions and actions are evaluated for their effectiveness and positive outcomes


Decisions and actions are documented and reported according to organisational procedures