Manage the navigation of a vessel 500 gross tonnage or more

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 MARH012, 'Manage the navigation of a vessel 500 gross tonnage or more'.
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.


Oversee development of passage plan


Requirements of passage are established


Reasons for planned route are supported by facts and statistical data obtained from relevant sources and publications


Positions, courses, distances and time calculations are checked for correctness within accepted accuracy standards for navigational equipment


Potential navigational hazards are accurately identified


Develop and implement watchkeeping arrangements and procedures


Watchkeeping arrangements and procedures are developed according to bridge resource management principles, and organisational and regulatory requirements


Bridge resource management principles are appropriately applied in establishing watchkeeping arrangements and procedures and in developing an effective bridge working system


Communications strategies are developed to link watchkeeping procedures with all aspects of vessel operations


Fatigue management strategies are developed according to organisational and regulatory requirements


Corrective action procedures are developed and monitored


Procedures for reporting, recording and responding to emergencies and non-compliance are established


Monitor bridge team in implementing passage plan


Work schedule for bridge team is detailed according to bridge resource management principles


Risk control measures are evaluated against passage plan


Navigation requirements are communicated to bridge team


Individuals are fully briefed and responsibilities are coordinated


Navigation tasks are carried out according to passage plan


Ongoing checks and position determination are conducted according to organisational procedures


Non-routine problems related to navigation of vessel are solved


Navigational data is signed off according to organisational procedures


Work schedule for bridge team is detailed according to bridge resource management principles


Interpret and evaluate information from electronic navigational system


Data from radar plotting sheet is interpreted and analysed to anticipate potential collisions


Data produced by other electronic navigational aids is interpreted and used to assist navigational command decisions, taking into account known limitations and errors associated with each type of aid


Information obtained through a single vessel or multiple vessel analysis of radar plots or other electronic navigational data is used to make command decisions on action needed to avoid collisions


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


Navigate in complex situations


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


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


Nautical publications on tides and currents are used to calculate tidal conditions


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 voyage


Manage emergencies


Bridge team is taken charge of when called to bridge in response to an emergency


Safety management system (SMS) procedures are implemented when taking over bridge watch from officer of the watch


Appropriate action is taken to initiate search and rescue procedures on receipt of distress signal


Advice is provided to watchkeeper regarding response to emergency situations


Maintain navigational equipment


Navigational charts, nautical publications and related documentation are stored and maintained according to organisational procedures


Inventory of navigational charts, nautical publications and related documentation is established and kept according to organisational procedures


Navigational charts, nautical publications and related documentation are ordered and updated from relevant sources to ensure available data needed for voyage planning is current


Performance checks and tests of navigation position fixing instruments and systems are carried out according to organisational procedures and manufacturer instructions


Prepare reports and documentation relevant to passage


Passage information is recorded and reported in required format, style, structure and timeframe


All information is recorded and reported according to legislative requirements


Technology is used to store and retrieve information