Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

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 MARN002, 'Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres'.
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 repairs are undertaken according to manufacturer guidelines


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


Rope ends are whipped where appropriate to maintain good condition


Secure vessel at anchor


Prior to letting go, anchor and equipment are prepared


Quantity of anchor cable run out or recovered is appropriate to the depth of water, weather and sea conditions, and tidal range in area of operation


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


Degree to which anchor and equipment are secured on completion of anchoring operations is appropriate to forecast conditions


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


Secure vessel at a berth


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


Throughout 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


Check condition and seaworthiness of vessel


Coverage and frequency of checks and inspections on vessel seaworthiness are undertaken according to workplace procedures and organisational safety management system


Watertight integrity is checked and appropriate action is taken to prepare for prevailing and forecast weather and sea conditions


Degree to which vessel is secured is appropriate to prevailing and forecast conditions


Irregularities are identified and appropriate action is taken to rectify the situation


Irregularities beyond ability to rectify are reported in time to enable remedial action to be taken


Reports of condition are completed according to workplace procedures


Conduct refuelling operations


All personal protective equipment is accessed and used


Safety boundary for the refuelling process is established


Spill prevention systems are correctly deployed


Refuelling operations are performed safely and according to organisational safety management system