Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a vessel

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 MARN001, 'Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a vessel'.
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.


Use and maintain ropes


Rope types and common areas of use are correctly identified


Ropes are checked for wear and any damage is reported according to workplace procedures


Ropes are coiled and stowed correctly


Knots and hitches are tied neatly and securely, and are used according to their correct application


Ropes are spliced neatly and securely according to their correct application and rope ends are whipped where instructed, to maintain good condition


Operate deck machinery and emergency stops


Prior to use, deck machinery is checked and prepared for operation


Operations are carried out safely according to instructions and standard operating procedures (SOPs) or organisational safety management system (SMS)


Emergency stops on motor and machinery are operated in response to an emergency situation


Assist in securing vessel at anchor


Prior to letting go, anchor and equipment are prepared as instructed and organisational communications are followed


Instructions provided are complied with in relation to quantity of anchor cable run out or recovered


During operation, control of cable is maintained within safe operating limits


On completion of anchoring operations, anchor and equipment are secured according to instructions


Throughout all operations, anchoring area is kept free of loose ropes, wires and debris


Assist in securing and adjusting vessel position during mooring operations


At all times, mooring lines and associated equipment are handled safely


Mooring plan and organisational communications are followed


Throughout mooring operations, mooring area is kept free of loose ropes, wires and debris


Tension on ropes is maintained at an appropriate level for the stage and nature of the operation


Mooring lines are secured according to instructions provided


Equipment malfunction or problems encountered during operations are promptly reported


Assist in securing vessel for sea


Cargo and cargo handling equipment are checked to ensure they are stowed securely


Hatches and openings are checked to ensure they are secured as required


Maintenance equipment is returned to storage location and secured


Assistance is provided in testing equipment as instructed


All mooring lines are stowed and secured


Assistance is provided in stowing the gangway


Perform tasks aloft and over vessel side


Area and equipment for working aloft or over the side are prepared as instructed


Required precautions are taken when working aloft or over the side


Chairs, safety harnesses and appropriate safety equipment are used according to workplace procedures


Tasks are completed safely according to instructions and organisational SMS


After use, equipment is maintained and stored


Assist with safe refuelling operations


All personal protective equipment is accessed and used


Safety boundary for the refuelling process is established


Instructions are followed to ensure spill prevention systems are correctly deployed


Instructions are followed in completing tasks related to the refuelling or fuel transfer process