Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system

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 MARO003, 'Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system'.
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.


Operate GMDSS subsystems and equipment to send and receive messages


GMDSS communication equipment is operated to send and receive various types of signals according to manufacturer instructions, established GMDSS procedures and regulatory requirements


GMDSS procedures appropriate for the sea area concerned are correctly applied according to regulatory requirements


Regulations and procedures applicable to vessel stations equipped with GMDSS communication equipment and digital selective calling facilities are applied during radio communication


Work health and safety/occupational health and safety (WHS/OHS) procedures and hazard control strategies are applied when operating radio equipment according to vessel International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM) Code safety management system


Maintain radio equipment


Routine maintenance checks are conducted on GMDSS equipment according to manufacturer specifications and organisational procedures


Out-of-specification performance and faults are investigated using fault finding techniques


Identified faults and defective equipment and component parts are rectified or replaced according to manufacturer specifications and organisational procedures


Provide radio services during emergencies


Emergencies are correctly identified according to organisational procedures


Organisational procedures are conformed with when taking initial action on becoming aware of an emergency or abnormal situation


Communications are established with others using GMDSS communication equipment to facilitate the emergency response process


Contact is maintained at all times with others to keep them briefed on the emergency response process


Radio procedures as defined in the international and national radio regulations and safety of life at sea (SOLAS) convention and the IAMSAR Manual are applied during the emergency


Maintain records


Records are completed and maintained as required according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Relevant records are sent to appropriate bodies and copies are filed according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Documents are stored according to regulatory and organisational requirements