Perform basic vessel manoeuvres

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MARK004, 'Perform basic vessel manoeuvres'.
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.


Manoeuvre vessel in normal operations


Vessel heading is maintained within acceptable limits to meet the requirements of the operating situation


Alterations of heading and power are smooth and controlled


Suitable mode of steering is selected for the manoeuvre to meet the requirements of the operating situation


Constant rate of turn techniques are used to achieve constant radius turns during manoeuvres


Safe operating limits of vessel propulsion, steering and power systems are not exceeded in normal manoeuvres


Orders of the Master are followed to assist in anchoring and berthing operations


Make adjustments to vessel course and speed to maintain safe navigation


Effects of operational environment on vessel performance are evaluated at regular intervals


Implications of the changed operational environment on vessel handling are assessed


Appropriate alterations to vessel heading and power are made in response to the assessment of the operational environment


Manoeuvre vessel during adverse weather


Impending adverse weather conditions are identified and implications for vessel operations are evaluated


Preparations are made to minimise risk and damage to vessel and personnel


Communications are made with engine room to ensure main engines are readied for manoeuvring


Master is advised of developments in sea and weather conditions


Vessel heading and power is maintained in response to adverse weather and sea conditions


Manoeuvre vessel in emergencies under Master’s instructions


Nature of emergency is established and initial action is taken


Risk to the vessel and the safety of persons on board is assessed and Master is informed


Appropriate manoeuvres under Master’s instructions are made during the emergency to maintain the safety of the vessel


Propulsion equipment is used and monitored to assist in completing actions safely


Safe operating limits of propulsion and steering equipment are not exceeded