Maintain a safe navigational watch

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 MARO5001A, 'Maintain a safe navigational watch'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Maintain watch on the bridge


Own responsibility for the safety of navigation is clearly defined at all times including periods when the Master is on the bridge and while under pilotage


Proper lookout is maintained at all times according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Lights, shapes and sound signals are correctly recognised and acted upon


Frequency and extent of monitoring traffic, vessel and environment are scheduled to conform with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Bridge communication is maintained with other team members on matters relevant to the safety and integrity of the vessel


Clear and unambiguous bridge communications are maintained and clarification is sought from or given to other team members when watch information or instructions are not clearly understood


Internal and external communications systems are used according to organisational procedures


Conduct, handover and relief of the watch is completed according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Maintain watch when anchored


Organisational procedures and regulatory requirements are complied with through frequency, timing and coverage of scheduled checks and inspections


Appropriate action is taken in the event of irregularities or abnormal conditions to maximise the safety and integrity of the vessel


Restrictions on access to the vessel by non-authorised persons are followed according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements


Internal and external communications systems are used according to organisational procedures


Respond to potential collision and emergency situations


Potential collision situations are analysed and appropriate action is taken in ample time according to regulatory requirements


Correct responses are made to emergencies and situations that pose a danger to the vessel and personnel on board


Distress signals are recognised and appropriate action is taken to initiate search and rescue operations


Master is called in the event of a navigational incident which falls outside own responsibility


Resource the bridge according to bridge resource management principles


Bridge resource management principles are interpreted to establish the functions and responsibilities of the watchkeeping team on board a vessel


Resources are allocated and assigned as needed in correct priority to perform necessary tasks to obtain and maintain situational awareness


Watchkeeping schedule is developed with due consideration to team experience


Instructions on watchkeeping and lookout requirements are clearly and unambiguously given in relation to monitoring traffic, vessel and environment


Clear and unambiguous roles and responsibilities of watchkeeping team are determined and allocated


Effective communication is maintained with team on matters relevant to safety and integrity of vessel


Questionable decisions and/or actions are dealt with using an appropriate challenge and response


Maintain navigation records


Proper record of the movements and activities related to the navigation of the vessel is maintained


Records are filed and stored according to organisational procedures