Board vessel at sea

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SFICOMP415A, 'Board vessel at sea'.
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



1. Plan boarding operation

1.1. Risk assessment of factorsaffecting the boardingoperation is carried out.

1.2. Boarding plan is developed following agency guidelines and procedures.

1.3. Boarding plan is shared with team members in briefing session.

1.4. Personal role and responsibility in the boarding party is understood.

2. Carry out pre-boarding preparations

2.1. Visual inspection of vessel is carried out and boarding plan adjusted according to changed risk assessment.

2.2. Tender is prepared and checked.

2.3. Equipment and supplies are stowed securely on tender and personal gear donned.

2.4. Responsibilitiesrelevant to role and boarding plan are fulfilled.

3. Board vessel

3.1. Relevant agency guidelines and procedures are followed throughout.

3.2. Commands and signals are used and responded to as appropriate.

3.3. Vessel is boarded according to agency procedures.

3.4. Personal fitness level is adequate for boarding and inspection tasks.

3.5. Onboard inspection is conducted.

3.6. Situational awareness is maintained at all times.

3.7. Personal defensive equipment (PDE) is used if safety of fisheries officers is threatened.

3.8. Boarding team member is prepared to evacuate boarded vessel in the event of an emergency.

3.9. Vessel is disembarked safely.

4. Complete post-boarding operation

4.1. Assistance appropriate to team member's role is provided in retrieval of tender to master vessel.

4.2. Tender is refuelled and checked for serviceability.

4.3. Opinion on boarding operation, adherence to agency guidelines and procedures, and effectiveness of boarding team is made at debriefing session.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFICOMP415A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI40411 - Certificate IV in Fisheries Compliance