Participate in investigating marine 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 MARM5005A, 'Participate in investigating marine 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


Undertake initial assessment of incident


Statutory and legal obligations are identified and relevant government agencies are advised as required


Key stakeholders and interested parties are identified and notified as appropriate


Factors affecting complexity of investigation are determined and surveyor competency to conduct investigation is determined based on required specialised skills and knowledge


Area is checked to ensure it is safe


Integrity of site and personnel is established and maintained according to legal requirements and to ensure objectivity of information collected


Participate in establishing investigation processes


Organisational policies and procedures, and national law for marine incident investigation are accessed and applied


Scope of investigation is defined taking account of legislative requirements and client instructions


Investigation team appropriate to level of responsibility in investigation is convened


Involvement of stakeholders and interested parties is managed according to legislative requirements


Resources and expert advice required to assist in incident assessment are identified and sourced


Barriers to investigation are identified and addressed


Development and implemented of action plans and timelines is ensured


Collect information and data for analysis


Sources of information and data are identified and accessed


Incident site, equipment and other evidence is inspected


Gathering of information and data by others is facilitated


Photographs, measurements and documentary evidence are taken and recorded, taking objectivity, confidentiality and legal implications into account


Site, evidence and necessary documentation is appropriately secured


Analyse information and data


Understanding and identification of conceptual basis for analysis is ensured


Timeline of events leading up to incident is constructed using vessel records and other available data


Causative event/s and conditions and circumstances that may have contributed to causative event are accurately identified and documented


Intervention points on timeline for prevention are identified


Compile investigation report


Results of analysis are documented in a format to suit required target audience and legal requirements


Report is phrased in objective terms, and evidence and reasons for conclusions are cited


Recommendations for prevention are included in report


Relevant information and data is disseminated to key personnel, stakeholders and external agencies as appropriate, following appropriate authorisation


Findings from report are used to develop further prevention strategies

Qualifications and Skillsets

MARM5005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MAR50513 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)