Command the operation of survival craft

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 PMAOHS312B, 'Command the operation of survival craft'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Control muster

1.1. Convey information from the control centre concerning the nature and scope of the emergency

1.2. Confirm and verify personnel gathered at the muster point against current person-on-board lists

1.3. Confirm personnel and craft readiness status with the incident controller

1.4. Maintain control of the muster point in order to ensure that an orderly and safe evacuation is achieved.

2. Conduct organised deployment of TEMPSC.

2.1. Direct mustered personnel to board the craft to procedures

2.2. Check all personnel to ensure that they are safely secured within craft and all required safety equipment has been verified as operational prior to launch

2.3. Launch craft to procedure, ensuring the safety of all personnel is maintained during the launch

2.4. Manoeuvre the launched craft away from the facility/ installation to a pre-determined location, safe holding area or distance

2.5. Utilise all equipment to assist in the safe operation of the craft

2.6. Communicate with nominated agencies and services in order to convey the position and condition of craft and personnel and to assist in the recovery of the craft.

3. Provide leadership in TEMPSC deployment and welfare of personnel

3.1. Take command of the TEMPSC and oversight the welfare and safety of those on board

3.2. Determine disposition of personnel within the TEMPSC and see to the allocation of resources

3.3. Communicate with other survival craft and base station in order to facilitate self rescue and recovery of others in the affected area

3.4. Prepare craft and personnel for safe recovery by the appropriate methods.

4. Control hazards

4.1. Identify hazards arising from the abandonment

4.2. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

4.3. Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures and duty of care.

5. Respond to problems

5.1. Identify possible problems

5.2. Determine problems needing action

5.3. Determine possible problem causes

5.4. Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

5.5. Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

5.6. Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOHS312B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology