Identify factors that affect a commercial vessel's fitness for purpose

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 MARM003, 'Identify factors that affect a commercial vessel's fitness for purpose'.
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.


Plan for vessel survey


Range of commercial vessels that may be surveyed or inspected are identified and survey regime for each is accurately documented


Hull shapes of typical commercial vessels are identified and verified for accuracy with surveyor


Type of survey to be carried out is accurately identified and basic survey plan is developed


Identify and explain structural components and materials


Types, properties and application of common materials used in construction of typical commercial vessels are identified and noted in survey plan


Basic structural components used on typical commercial vessels are correctly identified and noted in survey plan


Inspection requirements for materials and components are documented and verified with surveyor


Identify issues relating to vessel water and weather tight integrity


Range and types of deterioration that affect fitness for purpose of a vessel are identified and confirmed with surveyor


Preservation and corrosion control methods to maintain fitness for purpose are outlined and confirmed with surveyor


Deterioration of vessel hull or structure is accurately identified either in water or on slipway


Typical requirements concerning watertight and weather tight structural integrity of vessels are identified and confirmed with surveyor


Determine vessel reporting requirements


Need for vessel to be fit for its intended purpose is outlined and where questionable, is reported to relevant personnel


Condition of vessel and related action is communicated clearly and concisely with others


Mandatory and regulatory reporting requirements in relation to general work practices are followed