Plan and conduct a passage

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 MARH008, 'Plan and conduct a passage'.
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.


Plan passage


Navigational charts, nautical publications and related documentation are selected for the area of navigation and corrected according to the latest information available


Information from charts and publications is interpreted and applied to accurately identify potential navigational hazards relevant to the proposed voyage


State of the tide at specified locations is determined and findings are applied to the passage plan


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


Accurate calculations and measurements of navigational information are made


Meteorological information is obtained and interpreted, and weather and sea condition hazards relevant to the 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 is recorded according to organisational and regulatory requirements


Conduct passage


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


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


Information from bridge 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


Variations to planned route are documented prior to archiving on completion of the voyage


Fix vessel position


Primary position fixing method is selected according to prevailing circumstances and conditions


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


Position is determined within limits of acceptable instrument/system errors


Position is recorded on a navigational chart according to regulatory requirements


Fixes are taken at time intervals appropriate for prevailing navigational conditions


Reliability of information obtained from primary method of position fixing is checked at appropriate intervals


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


Determine appropriate action to take with respect to plotted position


Assessment of the set, drift and leeway being experienced by the vessel is made


Course is adjusted to maintain or resume planned route where the position indicates a deviation has occurred


Dead reckoning (DR) and/or estimated position (EP) is projected along planned route according to the course made good between previously observed positions


Analyse navigational system performance


Theoretical performance of navigational system is determined


Measurement equipment is selected, and checks and tests are conducted


Data is analysed and theoretical performance is checked with actual performance


Significance of variation between theoretical and actual performance is determined


Appropriate action is taken to bring performance to acceptable instrument/system errors