Use an electronic chart display and information system to navigate safely

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 MARH009, 'Use an electronic chart display and information system to navigate safely'.
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 an ECDIS


ECDIS is initialised and programmed with own vessel data


Operational performance and accuracy of ECDIS is confirmed


Settings and values are adjusted to suit conditions for passage planning and navigation


Means of providing additional information is correctly interfaced with ECDIS


Use an ECDIS for passage planning and navigation


ECDIS is used to assist in passage planning and the conduct of navigation


Information on ECDIS is monitored to ensure safe navigation


Information obtained from ECDIS is interpreted and analysed taking into account limitations of equipment, all connected sensors and prevailing circumstances and conditions


Position of vessel is confirmed by alternative means


Safety of navigation is maintained through adjustments made to vessel course and speed


System and position alarms are responded to, to maintain safety of navigation


Situational awareness is maintained while using ECDIS


Maintain data


Data produced by ECDIS that should be retained to conform with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements is identified


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 in accordance with organisational procedures