Apply command navigation procedures on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 MARH5001A, 'Apply command navigation procedures on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Establish safe watchkeeping procedures on vessels, potentially with limited qualified personnel


Set of Master standing orders is developed to supplement vessel safety management system (SMS) noting number of watchkeeping personnel


Accepted principles, vessel safety management procedures and Master standing orders are conformed with in conduct, handover and relief of watch


Appropriate bridge team is established according to vessel SMS and bridge personnel are confirmed as fit for duty


Duties are assigned to members of bridge team and their performance of those duties is monitored


Members of bridge team are correctly briefed on their duties


Action is taken to ensure vessel is navigated safely using appropriate position fixing techniques to check location the vessel and to maintain movement of vessel within planned limitations


Action is taken to ensure progress of vessel with respect to passage plan is analysed and vessel navigation is managed appropriately to maintain a required estimated time of arrival at a point in the plan


Accepted principles and procedures are conformed with in relation to frequency and extent of monitoring of traffic, vessel and environment


Responsibility for safety of navigation is defined according to vessel SMS


Safe navigational practice is achieved by implementing accepted bridge resource management principles and procedures


Action is taken to ensure fatigue management strategies are correctly applied by bridge management team


Respond to potential collision and emergency situations


Leadership of bridge team is taken when called to bridge in response to navigational situation


Circumstances when assistance is required when Master is performing watchkeeping duties are identified


Potential collision situations are analyse and appropriate action is taken to avoid collision in ample time and in compliance with international collision regulations, resulting in a safe passing distance and following practices of good seamanship


SMS procedures and compliance with standard watchkeeping principles are correctly implemented when taking over bridge watch from officer of the watch


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


Appropriate advice is given to watchkeepers and correct actions are implemented regarding a response to navigational or operational emergency situations


Maintain watchkeeping records


Relevant information is documented in required records


Action is taken to ensure deck log book and other required records are maintained in an appropriate manner


Required records are filed and stored according to organisational procedures