Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation

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 MARJ003, 'Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation' 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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Confirm environmental management responsibilities

1.1

Legislative and regulatory requirements, and approvals that apply to the vessel are interpreted

1.2

Own scope of authority/responsibility for achieving specific environmental outcomes for the vessel and the roles of other key personnel are clarified

1.3

Resources available to implement environmental management policies for the vessel are identified

2

Develop a positive environmental reputation

2.1

Stakeholders, their relationship to the vessel and perceived attitudes about the vessel are identified

2.2

Appropriate strategies are used to foster the trust and confidence of stakeholders

2.3

Requests for information are responded to in the appropriate format and a timely manner

2.4

Difficult situations are identified and solutions are negotiated using a collaborative approach

2.5

Regular feedback is obtained and used to enhance positive relations

3

Provide environmental management information and training

3.1

Environmental management plans and recent incident reports are used to identify training needs of crew members

3.2

Information and training is developed and provided to ensure all crew members understand their environmental obligations/responsibilities

3.3

Crew member understanding of environmental obligations/responsibilities for work areas and activities is confirmed

3.4

Effectiveness of the information and training is monitored and additional information/training is provided as required

4

Assess environmental impacts and risks

4.1

Activities are reviewed to identify implications for environmental management

4.2

Potential risks and incidents that may cause harm to the environment are identified

4.3

Inspections and in situ measurements are conducted to quantify risks and impacts

4.4

Assessment of risks and impacts are reported according to organisational procedures

5

Ensure environmental monitoring and management plans are implemented

5.1

Environmental monitoring instruments are checked to ensure they are fully functioning

5.2

Specified environmental monitoring and inspections are conducted to check performance against environmental management requirements

5.3

Additional monitoring/inspections are conducted after atypical events or requests from authorities to assess whether environmental management plan is operating

5.4

Results for monitoring/inspections are analysed to identify significant trends, non-conformance and/or incidents

6

Respond to environmental non-conformance and incidents

6.1

Unusual situations, unexpected risks/hazards and potential/actual environmental incidents are recognised

6.2

Organisational procedures for responding to environmental noncompliance and incidents are implemented to ensure prompt control and remediation

6.3

Causes of noncompliance and incidents are investigated according to organisational procedures

6.4

Findings are analysed to identify opportunities to improve work practices, environmental controls, crew training and/or management procedures

6.5

Corrective/preventative actions are implemented to prevent recurrence of noncompliance and incidents, and to reduce risks

6.6

Reports are completed according to organisational procedures

7

Keep the Master informed about environmental performance

7.1

Regular reports about environmental performance are provided

7.2

Opportunities and recommendations for improvements are reported

7.3

Master’s advice is sought when challenges are beyond own scope of technical competence or when input from environmental specialist may be required

8

Maintain environmental records

8.1

Required records are prepared and maintained according to regulatory and organisational requirements

8.2

Records are stored to enable easy access and review by authorised personnel according to regulatory and organisational requirements