Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 MARH004, 'Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres'.
Google Links
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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.


Plan passage


Navigational charts, nautical publications and related documentation are accessed and checked for currency


Documentation is used to identify navigational hazards relevant to proposed voyage


Route for voyage is determined and critical points along proposed route of voyage are identified and plotted


Potential navigational contingencies and problems along planned route are identified and appropriate strategies for dealing with them are developed and recorded


Weather forecasts are obtained and interpreted, and weather and sea condition hazards relevant to proposed voyage are identified prior to departure


Route is modified as required to take into account weather and sea condition hazards


Planned route for voyage and strategies for dealing with critical situations and contingencies along route are recorded


Conduct a pre-departure check


Propulsion steering equipment and alarms are tested for serviceability and vessel hull is checked for seaworthiness


Wheelhouse equipment and alarms are checked to ensure they are in proper working condition and set for passage


Wheelhouse equipment is checked for errors and allowances are made in planning passage


Fuel is checked to ensure that there is adequate fuel, including a reserve, on board for the intended passage


Safety equipment is checked for compliance with relevant legislation


Communications equipment is checked to ensure it is in proper working condition


Anchoring and mooring equipment is checked to ensure it is in proper working condition


Vessel and equipment are secured for sea


Latest weather information is obtained and interpreted, and proposed route is modified as required to take into account weather and sea condition hazards


Conduct passage


Local authorities are advised of departure and passage plan


Mode of steering is selected appropriate for prevailing weather, sea and traffic conditions, and intended manoeuvres


Weather forecasts and observations of sea and weather conditions are used to determine vessel speed and direction


Information from wheelhouse equipment is interpreted to identify navigational hazards and fix vessel position


Alterations to vessel course or speed are made to meet prevailing circumstances and changing conditions


Navigational manoeuvres are conducted within safe operational limits of vessel


Details of passage are recorded in vessel log according to regulations


Fix vessel position


Primary position fixing method is selected according to navigational principles and prevailing conditions


Position is fixed using selected method and information derived from relevant wheelhouse equipment


Position is recorded according to regulations


Fixes are taken at time intervals appropriate for prevailing navigational conditions


Performance checks of position fixing instruments and wheelhouse equipment are carried out according to organisational procedures and manufacturer instructions