Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

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 MEM50009B, 'Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Manoeuvre and handle the boat

1.1. A pre-start check is undertaken.

1.2. Motor is prepared and started.

1.3. Boat is manoeuvred safely according to conditions and in accordance with water traffic regulations.

1.4. Performance of the boat and personnel is monitored at all times.

1.5. Impact of boat use on others and the environment is considered.

1.6. Safety equipment is used, stowed and, if required, worn in accordance with legislation and recognised regulations and rules.

2. Navigate safely

2.1. Aids to small craft navigation are identified.

2.2. Collision avoidance techniques are applied when required in accordance with relevant legislation, recognised regulations and rules.

2.3. Operation of the boat is carried out at all times in accordance with relevant legislation, recognised regulations and rules.

2.4. Navigational aids and landmarks are used to determine and monitor boat position.

2.5. Hazards and conditions are taken into account in navigating the boat.

3. Anchor the boat

3.1. Anchorage site is selected in accordance with prevailing and forecast conditions and in accordance with legislation.

3.2. Type of anchor used is suitable for location.

3.3. Anchor is lowered, set and monitored according to prevailing conditions.

3.4. Anchor is retrieved and securely stowed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MEM50009B appears in the following qualifications:

  • MEM30705 - Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
  • MEM20205 - Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
  • MEM30105 - Certificate III in Engineering - Production Systems
  • MEM20305 - Certificate II in Boating Services
  • MEM10105 - Certificate I in Engineering
  • MEM40205 - Certificate IV in Boating Services
  • MEM50105 - Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
  • MEM30905 - Certificate III in Boating Services
  • MEM20105 - Certificate II in Engineering
  • MEM40105 - Certificate IV in Engineering
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation