Demonstrate simple personal water craft skills in controlled conditions

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Plan to ride a personal water craft.

1.1. Identify food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and contextual issues.

1.2. Identify an appropriate activity site after consideration of relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Choose routes or lines to minimise damage to the environment.

1.4. Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information and determine activity plan.

1.5. Identify possible hazards and obstacles associated with the activity and minimise risks as advised by the supervisor.

1.6. Communicate trip plans to an appropriate person, including an emergency contact.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Select equipment and apparel suitable for all possible weather conditions and check to ensure that it is in good working condition.

2.2. Fit and adjust equipment according to manufacturer's specifications, to ensure comfort and safety.

2.3. Identify the factors affecting equipment selection.

2.4. Determine and carry an in- field repair kit, and adequate fuel provisions.

3. Perform pre start checks

3.1. Carry out pre start checks of personal water craft, to manufacturer's specifications, and take action to correct any deficiencies.

3.2. Stow equipment, stores and personal items.

3.3. Confirm number of passengers does not exceed craft design limits and or legislative requirements.

3.4. Prepare, secure, load and unload personal water craft, where required, for safe transportation to activity location.

4. Apply basic skills to ride personal water craft

4.1. Start personal water craft using recommended technique to maintain safety and stability.

4.2. Adopt appropriate posture, balance and weight distribution when riding on varying conditions to achieve efficiency, comfort and control.

4.3. Modify technique to account for obstacles and changes in water conditions, and apply recommended weight transfer techniques during cornering.

4.4. Apply recommended emergency stop procedures and complete launching and retrieval in line with safe practice.

4.5. Identify aids to small craft navigation and use navigational aids and landmarks to determine and monitor craft position and to select routes that minimise damage to the environment.

4.6. Apply collision avoidance techniques, when required, in accordance with relevant legislation, recognised regulations and rules.

4.7. Apply group or bunch riding techniques and communicate with other craft and waterways users to maintain safety.

5. Evaluate ride in a personal water craft

5.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the activity.

5.2. Identify improvements for future rides.

5.3. Consider the impact of craft use on others and the environment.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOPWC202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation