Manage stability of a vessel 500 gross tonnage or more

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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
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 MARA6001A, 'Manage stability of a vessel 500 gross tonnage or more'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Manage vessel trim under normal operating conditions


Stability analysis and weight distribution planning are conducted at a time frequency and scope appropriate to the proposed nature of the voyage and vessel operation


Weight distribution is arranged to maintain vessel within acceptable stability limits for the anticipated operational situations likely to be experienced during the voyage


Calculations are made to determine the draught and centre of gravity of vessel after adding, removing or shifting weight


Factors affecting the stability and trim of vessel are identified and allowances are made in calculations


Trim, draughts and list of vessel are controlled as required to ensure they are suitable to progress all anticipated vessel operations


Control vessel stability when compartment is flooded


Damage to vessel and nature of flooding of compartments is assessed


Effect upon vessel stability of flooded and flooding compartments is evaluated


Suitable strategy for maintaining or restoring trim and stability is devised


Where stress limits of the vessel are exceeded as a consequence of damage and/or flooding, appropriate action is initiated to ensure safety of personnel, including where necessary abandoning the vessel


Manage stress conditions of the vessel


Stress levels of the vessel are assessed according to manufacturer specifications


Stability of the vessel is monitored at a frequency and scope relevant to vessel operations and is sufficient to enable stress and stability to be maintained within acceptable limits at all times


Appropriate action is taken where weight distribution has or could exceed acceptable safety limits


Maintain records of stability management


Data and information related to stability management is accurately recorded


Data and information related to stability management is filed and stored according to organisational procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

MARA6001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MAR60213 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)