Implement a systematic approach to the audit of safety management systems

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 MARM009, 'Implement a systematic approach to the audit of safety management 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.


Scope legislative and regulatory framework


Relevant legislation and standards for the role of surveyor in auditing SMSs are identified and evaluated


Relevant safety management legislation and standards for vessel owners and operators, and implications for managing safety of crew and others is identified and evaluated


Sources of information and data for impact on hazards, risks and management of SMSs on commercial vessels are monitored


Determine safety management priorities and identify implementation plans


Safety management priorities are determined in consultation with colleagues and other workplace consultative arrangements


Appropriate implementation plans are identified to ensure preparedness for SMS audit


Input from surveyors, SMS specialists and technical advisors is sought when required


Audit vessel safety management systems for vessel operations and provide advice to control risks


Vessel SMSs are identified and assessed for compliance


Existing safety management arrangements are identified and advice on proposed changes is provided


Appropriate advice is provided to vessel owners and operators on risk mitigation


Disputes relating to SMS implementation issues are handled effectively and negotiation skills are employed to ensure agreement on SMS action plans


Regulatory documentation and vessel history are updated to reflect advice provided and agreed actions plans, according to organisational or legislative requirements


Evaluate effectiveness of approach to audit of safety management systems


Sources of external and internal SMS information and data are accessed as part of evaluation


Need for any external evaluation input is identified and action is taken as appropriate


Stakeholders are consulted for evaluation input


Areas for improvement are identified, documented and actioned