Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

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Assessment Tool
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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 MARN003, 'Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres'.
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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 and wires


Knots, hitches and bends using rope are correctly made and used in the course of operations on board a vessel


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


Breaking strain and safe working loads of rope and wire are determined and applied as load limits in the course of operations on board a vessel


Wear and damage to rope and wire are recognised


Rope and wire are maintained and stored according to organisational procedures


Operate lifting gear


Lifting gear is checked and prepared for operation prior to use


Defective lifting gear is isolated and reported according to organisational procedures


Loads are correctly attached using appropriate slings and rigging gear according to organisational procedures and safety requirements


Maximum and safe working load limits are determined and not exceeded


Lifting gear is safely operated to carry out operations


Secure vessel at anchor


Prior to letting go, anchor and equipment are prepared and crew is briefed


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


Control of cable is maintained within safe operating limits during anchoring operations


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


Anchoring area is kept free of loose ropes, wires and debris during all operations


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 stage and nature of the operation


Tension on shore-power leads and other umbilicals is monitored


Check condition and seaworthiness of vessel


Coverage and frequency of checks and inspections on vessel seaworthiness are undertaken according to organisational procedures


Watertight integrity is checked and appropriate action is taken to prepare for prevailing and forecast weather and sea conditions according to vessel seaworthiness plans and regulatory requirements


Vessel is secured to degree which 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 vessel condition are completed according to organisational procedures


Check stability of vessel


Information from vessel stability data book is used to determine loading limits and displacement from draft


Stability conditions for proposed nature of voyage and operations are confirmed and required stress and stability criteria are met


Perform tasks aloft and over vessel side


Area and equipment for working aloft or over the side are prepared according to organisational procedures


Required precautions are taken when working aloft or over the side


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


Portable ladders are used correctly to perform tasks


Tasks are completed safely according to instructions


Equipment is inspected, maintained and stored after use according to organisational procedures


Lash and secure stores, cargo and access ways


Lashing equipment is inspected, maintained and correctly stored after use according to organisational procedures


Cargo is stowed according to recognised principles and organisational procedures relating to transport and handling of dangerous goods


Cargo is lashed and secured according to recognised principles and organisational procedures


Equipment and items on deck and in galley spaces are secured according to organisational procedures


Personnel access ways are rigged and secured according to organisational procedures


Accommodation spaces and personnel facilities on board vessel are checked and correctly secured for sea according to organisational procedures


Supervise refuelling operations


All personal protective equipment is accessed and used


Amount of fuel required is calculated


Instructions are provided to ensure safety boundary for refuelling process is established


Spill prevention systems are correctly deployed


Instructions are provided to ensure refuelling operations are performed safely


Notification of intention to refuel is made to authorities and other nearby operations