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Unit of competency details

MARB027 - Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MARB002 - Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systemsLicensing/regulatory information has been incorporated in accordance with Regulatory requirements. Assessment Requirements have been strengthened in accordance with Regulatory requirements. 08/Jul/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 09/Jul/2018


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031701 Maritime Engineering  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031701 Maritime Engineering  09/Jul/2018 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. New unit of competency. Licensing/regulatory information has been incorporated in accordance with Regulatory requirements. Assessment Requirements have been strengthened in accordance with Regulatory requirements.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform basic maintenance and servicing of main propulsion units and auxiliary systems.

This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in the capacity of:

  • coxswain on vessels <12 m in length with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <500 kW for an inboard engine operating in inshore or designated waters or
  • coxswain on tenders or auxiliary vessels <12 m in length operating within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit. This unit is one of the requirements to obtain Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification as a Coxswain Grade 1 NC, as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

The AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) is a requirement for AMSA certification.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) mandated practical assessment (AMPA) will cover a range, but not all, of the requirements identified in the Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence. The AMPA shall be undertaken in accordance with its instructions.

Assessors of AMPA must hold as a minimum:

  • a current certificate of competency issued under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 at the same level as the qualification being assessed with at least 12 months relevant sea service, or
  • a relevant seafarer certificate, as master, engineer or deck officer, issued under the Navigation Act 2012.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not Applicable

Competency Field

B – Equipment Checking and Maintenance

Unit Sector

Not Applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 

Prepare for work 

1.1 

Manufacturer equipment specifications are obtained

1.2 

Safety requirements associated with maintaining equipment and workplace environment are implemented

1.3 

Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by maintenance work

1.4 

Tools and equipment are selected and checked for serviceability

1.5 

Work area is prepared

2 

Carry out routine service 

2.1 

Equipment is inspected and inspection results are compared with manufacturer specifications

2.2 

Servicing tasks are carried out to specifications

2.3 

Mechanical equipment and system components are checked with appropriate instruments

2.4 

Faulty items or components are identified and serviceability or unserviceability is determined

2.5 

Unserviceable equipment is tagged according to workplace procedures

3 

Repair or replace faulty components 

3.1 

Equipment is safely isolated according to regulations and/or work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements

3.2 

Faulty items or components are removed using appropriate tools and equipment according to workplace procedures

3.3 

Replaceable items are selected or serviceable items are fitted according to manufacturer specifications

3.4 

Adjustments are made to equipment or components to comply with specifications

3.5 

Operational checks are carried out on system to ensure its compliance with manufacturer specification

3.6 

Maintenance report and logbooks are completed according to workplace procedures

4 

Clean up 

4.1 

Work area is cleared and cleaned

4.2 

Materials are disposed of or recycled according to legislative and workplace requirements

4.3 

Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked and stored according to workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to MARB002 Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=772efb7b-4cce-47fe-9bbd-ee3b1d1eb4c2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. New unit of competency. Licensing/regulatory information has been incorporated in accordance with Regulatory requirements. Assessment Requirements have been strengthened in accordance with Regulatory requirements.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • applying state or territory work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements (specifically relating to personal protective equipment (PPE), use of tools and equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling of materials, hazard control and hazardous materials and substances) as per legislative requirements and vessel operating procedures
  • completing all work required to service, replace and repair faulty equipment to specification/s
  • completing relevant logbooks and service reports
  • implementing safe operating procedures, including recognising and preventing hazards: associated with:
  • worksite visitors and the public
  • performing emergency shutdown and stopping of equipment
  • undertaking basic servicing tasks
  • reading and interpreting:
  • gauges
  • safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • selecting and using appropriate processes, tools and equipment
  • servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment to manufacturer specifications.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • bleeding fuel systems
  • basic servicing tasks, including:
  • battery maintenance
  • checking shaft glands, strainers, cooling system, fuel levels and fuel systems
  • greasing
  • visually checking for oil leaks
  • visually checking, identifying and reporting obvious equipment faults
  • care of extra low voltage electrical systems on a vessel, including precautions necessary when charging batteries
  • emergency procedures, including emergency shutdown and stopping of equipment
  • environmental impacts and minimisation measures associated with servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • identifying faulty items or components and appropriate actions required to rectify faults
  • job safety analyses (JSAs) and safe work method statements
  • manufacturer specifications for servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • operating principles and operating methods for propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • potential risks and hazards associated with servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • processes of maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • relevant WHS/OHS and PPE requirements
  • routine checks required when servicing and maintaining propelling machinery, auxiliary equipment and other mechanical equipment.
  • safe and environmentally responsible work practices in servicing and maintenance activities
  • process for servicing and maintaining propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment to manufacturer specifications, including:
  • ancillary deck equipment
  • bilge systems
  • cooling and lubricating systems
  • fuel systems
  • diesel engines
  • drive train assembly
  • low voltage electrical systems
  • monitoring machinery
  • outboard engines
  • shore power leads and connections
  • steering gear.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Practical assessment must occur in a workplace, or realistic simulated workplace, under the normal range of workplace conditions. Simulations and scenarios may be used where situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely, in particular for situations relating to emergency procedures and adverse weather conditions where assessment would be unsafe, impractical or may lead to environmental damage.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • a commercial vessel ≥5.0 m with propulsion power of ≥75 kW, or appropriate engine ashore
  • applicable documentation, such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, safety management system, workplace procedures and operational manuals
  • tools, equipment, machinery, materials and relevant PPE currently used in industry.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=772efb7b-4cce-47fe-9bbd-ee3b1d1eb4c2