Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation

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 MARH005, 'Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation'.
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.


Set up wheelhouse navigation equipment


Wheelhouse navigation equipment is initialised and displays are set up and maintained


Operational performance and accuracy of wheelhouse equipment is confirmed and appropriate action is taken when performance is out of limits


Misrepresentation of information is detected and corrected or allowed for


Use radar to navigate safely


Radar is operated according to manufacturer instructions to produce data on position and speed of vessel, other vessels and fixed objects


Radar plot is constructed on a radar plotting sheet or automatic plotting devices are initialised


Systematic radar observations of vessels in the vicinity are made where there is a risk of collision


Radar data is used to obtain a position fix for vessel using electronic bearing lines and variable range markers


Radar bearings are corrected for vessel heading and compass error as appropriate


Radar plotting data is analysed to anticipate potential collisions


Analysis is used to make informed command decisions on action needed to avoid collisions


Use wheelhouse navigation equipment


Wheelhouse navigation equipment is safely and efficiently used to conduct navigation of the vessel


Position of vessel is monitored during voyage to ensure planned passage is followed


Movement of vessels in the vicinity is monitored to ensure collision situations do not occur


Wheelhouse navigation equipment is maintained according to manufacturer requirements and organisational procedures


Maintain navigational records


Navigational data produced by wheelhouse navigation equipment that should be retained to conform with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements is identified


Navigational data is stored electronically or in hard copy as required by organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Security and access requirements for data are adhered to according to organisational procedures