Undertake marine search and rescue duties

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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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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 POLSAR005, 'Undertake marine search and rescue duties'.
Google Links
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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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Prepare for marine search and rescue response

1.1 Establish rescue coordination centre to facilitate coordination of marine search and rescue operations.

1.2 Establish communications to facilitate flow of information.

1.3 Access jurisdictional information management systems to gather information in relation to target and vessel.

1.4 Assess characteristics of target and vessel to inform search and rescue response.

2. Determine current location, destination and resources

2.1 Gather information relating to the location and details of incident to inform marine search and rescue operation.

2.2 Identify charts, electronic navigation aids and navigation equipment to source information.

2.3 Interpret information from charts for planning purposes.

2.4 Evaluate sea state, currents and tidal patterns to identify impacts on marine search and rescue operations.

2.5 Plot current location and estimated destination of vessel in distress on a chart using marine navigation techniques.

3. Determine and plan a safe route/course

3.1 Compile operational plan, including initial search areas chart work.

3.2 Record all plots/search areas on chart using overlays and allowing for variables and prevailing conditions.

3.3 Estimate rescue asset's speeds, search time, investigation time and endurance within prevailing conditions to provide an estimated search time.

3.4 Identify potential obstacles and hazards to determine safe route/course.

4. Perform marine search and rescue response

4.1 Determine datum of target using wind and currents.

4.2 Utilise marine search strategies to inform marine search and rescue operations.

4.3 Select marine search patterns in accordance with prevailing conditions.

4.4 Identify specialist marine resources to facilitate marine search and rescue operations.

4.5 Allocate taskings for resources to facilitate marine search and rescue operations.

4.6 Modify marine search strategies using on scene intelligence.