Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and systems

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 MARL031, 'Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and systems'.
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.


Evaluate ship systems


Conventional systems are analysed from ship layout drawings and performance data


Viability and potential problems of new systems and advanced specialist vessels are evaluated


Suitable modifications are devised for systems that are not performing satisfactorily or recommendations are made on alternative systems


Manufacturer claims about new products and their suitability for use in existing conditions are evaluated


Performance of different pumps and heat exchangers is assessed and their applications are compared for different purposes


Performance of shipboard pollution control equipment is evaluated


Assess materials failure


Type of materials failure that impact on marine auxiliary components is analysed


Type and properties of metallic and non-metallic materials used in the marine field are evaluated


Ideal properties of materials required for components of auxiliary machinery are analysed


Repair methods used for auxiliary machines and constraints on engineering staff engaged in repairing auxiliary machinery are analysed


Type and purpose of destructive and non-destructive testing of materials are compared


Analyse lubrication


Mechanism of lubrication between two surfaces is explained


Factors influencing good lubrication are identified and evaluated


Different types of lubrication applied to marine machinery are compared and contrasted


Relative advantages of synthetic lubricants and mineral oils are assessed


Methods of assuring quality of lubrication are identified


Analyse fuel and lubricating oil contaminants


Symptoms, effects and possible remedial actions for different types of contaminants in fuel are evaluated


Types of contaminants that affect lubricants and remedial actions required for different forms of contamination are identified


Products used to counter poor quality fuels and to improve properties of lubricating oils are assessed


Safety measures to be applied when fuels are found to be outside class requirements are identified


Analyse shafting systems, bearings, couplings, clutches and shaft seals that form transmission system


Different types and methods of checking alignment and wear of shafting, shaft bearings and thrust blocks are identified


Assembly and dismantling procedures for muff and flange type couplings are compared and contrasted


Different types, methods of operation and maintenance requirements of clutches are compared


Different types, maintenance requirements and operation of stern tubes, tail shaft seals and stern bearing lubrication systems under adverse conditions are evaluated


Analyse steering gears and controllable pitch propeller systems


Regulatory requirements for steering gears of different types of vessels are identified


Operation of various types of steering gear arrangements are analysed


Operation and performance of controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and fixed pitch systems are compared and contrasted


Modes of operation of CPP systems are explained


Effects and countermeasures, in the event of failure in the control system or seals of a CPP system, are identified


Analyse marine transmission systems


Operation and performance of different marine transmission systems are compared and contrasted


Procedure for inspecting a set of reduction gears from a propulsion system is analysed


Types and locations of faults that may occur in gearing systems and repair options available are analysed


Analyse marine air compressors


Procedures for assessing performance of reciprocating and rotary compressors by output and condition monitoring techniques are explained


Effects of multi staging, inter-cooling and clearance volume are explained


Importance of all fittings and safety devices in compressed air system is explained


Full automatic operation of starting air compressors is explained


Evaluate shipboard refrigeration and air conditioning systems


Principle of air conditioning systems is explained and how ideal conditions are achieved in conditioned space is analysed


Automatic operation of a typical marine provision fridge plant capable of maintaining different temperatures in different cold rooms is analysed


Hazards associated with CFCs and HCFCs, and regulations controlling their production and usage are analysed


Procedure for evacuation and recovery of refrigerants from the system is outlined


Evaluate operation of inert gas systems on crude oil tankers


Location and functions of all components, fittings and safety devices in an inert gas system are identified


Operation of a typical inert gas system found on crude oil tankers is analysed


Operation and maintenance requirements of inert gas systems are explained


Evaluate plant efficiency and relate problems in a turbo alternator


Operating parameters and associated protections for turbo alternator systems are analysed


Procedure for assessing efficiency of auxiliary steam turbines is explained by analysing measured parameters


Methods of steam and air leak detection in turbo alternator systems are compared


Effects of fouling of condenser and changes in sea water temperature in turbo alternator systems are analysed