Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions

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 MARH4001A, 'Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1

Interpret weather and oceanographic information

1.1

Ocean and weather conditions are observed and interpreted

1.2

Measurements of current local, meteorological and oceanographic parameters are made and recorded using appropriate shipboard instruments

1.3

Weather charts and satellite images are acquired and interpreted

1.4

Weather reports are obtained and interpreted

2

Use information to predict local weather and oceanographic conditions

2.1

Forecasts of local weather and oceanographic conditions are correctly made using available information

2.2

Wave height and swell forecast is made using available information

2.3

Effects of local topographical features on wind flow and weather conditions are estimated using available information

2.4

Potentially dangerous conditions are identified and appropriate action is taken to secure vessel

3

Maintain records of weather and oceanographic information and forecasts

3.1

Weather and oceanographic information and forecasts are recorded and filed according to organisational procedures

3.2

Action on vessel operations initiated as a result of weather and oceanographic forecasts is documented according to organisational procedures

3.3

Meteorological charts, publications and related documentation are updated and stored according to organisational procedures