Use seamanship skills on board a vessel

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MARN3002A, 'Use seamanship skills on board a vessel'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Use and maintain ropes and wires


Knots, splices, stoppers, whippings and servings are created 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 is determined and applied as load limits in the course of operations on board a vessel


Wear and damage to rope and wire is recognised


Rope and wire is maintained and stored according to organisational procedures


Secure vessel at anchor


Anchor and equipment is prepared for use according to instructions


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


Anchor and equipment are secured on completion of anchoring operations as instructed for the anticipated forecast conditions


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


Secure vessel at a berth


Mooring lines and associated equipment are handled safely at all times


Mooring area is kept free of loose ropes, wires and debris throughout operations


Rope stoppers are correctly applied to transfer mooring lines when securing the vessel or tug


Securing a tug using tug or ships lines is carried out safely and tug lines are monitored at all times


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


Tension on shore-power leads and other umbilicals is monitored


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 the 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


Rig and unrig safely


Bosun’s chairs and staging are rigged and unrigged, and safety for use is ensured


Pilot ladders and hoists are rigged and safety for use is ensured


Gangways and other access ways are rigged


Deck equipment is rigged and unrigged


Conduct fuelling and oil transfer operations


All personal protective equipment is accessed and used


Safety boundary for the fuelling and transferring operations is established


Spill prevention systems are correctly deployed


Tank levels are correctly measured and reported pre and post fuelling and transferring operations


Fuelling and transferring operations are performed safely, and associated valves and pipelines are secured on completion to avoid spillages


Appropriate action is taken to handle incidents arising during fuelling and transferring operations according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Effective communication is maintained with crew during fuelling and transferring operations to ensure the safety and integrity of the vessel and crew