Demonstrate basic knowledge of ships and ship routines

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 MARL008, 'Demonstrate basic knowledge of ships and ship routines'.
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.


Outline key features of different types of commercial ships


Annotated sketch of profile and midship section of a range of ship types is constructed


Terms used to quote size of a ship are used appropriately


Plate materials and joining methods used in ship construction are detailed


Basic principles of watertight integrity are identified and applied


Shipping terms are applied to describe characteristics of commercial vessels


Explain dangers associated with entry into engine room spaces


How atmosphere in engine room spaces may be hazardous is detailed


Procedures for obtaining permission to enter engine room spaces are outlined


Administrative procedures applying to work in engine room after normal hours are outlined


Explain need for standards and other monitoring requirements for ships


International standards relating to construction, equipment and conditions of commercial vessels are outlined


National legislation and International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions concerning safety of life at sea, security and protection of marine environment are outlined


Requirements of International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM) Code and safety management system are outlined


Qualifications and experience requirements for key personnel on a ship are outlined


Personal and ship certificates, and other documents required to be carried on board ship by international conventions, how they are obtained, how they may be verified and period of their legal validity are identified


Roles and functions of key national and international shipping authorities and organisations are outlined


Purpose of surveys and dry-docking of ships are explained


Explain responsibilities of personnel on board ship


Roles and responsibilities of personnel on board ship are clarified


Organisational structure, lines of responsibility and communication on board ship are outlined


International maritime conventions, recommendations and national legislation concerning shipboard personnel and training are clarified


Daily work and shipboard routines relating to engineering watchkeeping are outlined


Personal and social responsibilities of personnel on board ship are confirmed


Explain engineering watchkeeping procedures


Established marine engineering practice and regulatory requirements for conduct, handover and relief of an engineering watch are outlined


Operational procedures and requirements for main propulsion, auxiliary systems and associated controls are outlined


Operational procedures and requirements for monitoring the performance of main propulsion, auxiliary systems and associated controls are outlined


Procedures for identifying, rectifying and reporting problems associated with performance of main propulsion, auxiliary systems and associated controls are outlined


Basic operation, monitoring and maintenance of shafting installations and propeller systems is detailed


Engine room resource management principles and procedures required for a safe engineering watch are outlined


Safety precautions to be observed during a watch and immediate action to be taken in the event of fire or accident are clarified


Requirements for recording activities and incidents that occur during keeping an engineering watch are detailed


Fatigue management strategies for engine room management team are identified


Personal task and workload management techniques appropriate for an engineering watchkeeper are outlined


Outline procedures and responses to malfunctions and emergency situations


Potential malfunctions and emergencies relating to main propulsion and auxiliary systems are identified


Correct response and required action relating to potential malfunctions and emergencies in main propulsion and auxiliary systems are detailed


Regulatory requirements and reporting requirements for incidents and emergency situations outside watchkeeper limits of responsibility are confirmed