Respond to boating emergencies and incidents

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 MEM50010B, 'Respond to boating emergencies and incidents'.
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



1. Use safety equipment

1.1. Nature, type, location, accessibility and serviceability of safety equipment is known and understood by all personnel on board.

1.2. Briefing of personnel is conducted before departure.

1.3. Safety equipment is used in a manner appropriate to the emergency or incident.

1.4. Safety equipment is used for the purpose for which it was designed.

2. Raise alarms

2.1. Nature of emergency is identified.

2.2. Alarm is communicated to on-board personnel.

2.3. Recognised distress signals are used to indicate need of assistance.

3. Deal with on-board emergency

3.1. On-board personnel are informed of actions required to deal with the emergency.

3.2. Procedures are implemented to combat emergency and protect persons on board.

3.3. Position is identified, recorded and communicated.

3.4. Injured persons are provided with assistance.

3.5. Communication with rescuers is maintained.

3.6. Preparation for abandoning the boat is undertaken, if required.

3.7. Cessation of emergency is communicated to appropriate personnel.

4. Assist others in distress

4.1. Distress signals from others are recognised.

4.2. Nature of assistance required is identified.

4.3. Capability to safely assist or relay emergency is determined taking into account own safety and physical proximity to the emergency incident.

4.4. Appropriate response to the emergency is prepared for and implemented.

4.5. Cessation of emergency incident is communicated to appropriate personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MEM50010B appears in the following qualifications:

  • MEM20305 - Certificate II in Boating Services
  • MEM40205 - Certificate IV in Boating Services
  • MEM30905 - Certificate III in Boating Services
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation