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Unit of competency details

MARC040 - Manage fuel systems (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MARC008 - Manage fuel 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


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
MAR30818 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)Superseded
MAR40220 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)Current
MAR30118 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Steam)Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Steam)Deleted
MAR40518 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)Superseded
MAR30821 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)Current
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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 manage the fuel and fuel oil systems of a vessel to ensure safety of operation and to avoid pollution of the marine environment.

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

  • chief engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <1500 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
  • second engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <3000 kW, within the EEZ or
  • chief or second engineer on a vessel with an outboard engine with unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ or
  • assistant under direct supervision of a chief engineer; and
  • worker in the engine room on vessels <80 m in length with propulsion power <3000 kW.

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 Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal (NC), Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal (NC) and a Marine Engine Driver Steam as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. The AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) is a requirement for AMSA certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC. 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 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 engineer issued under the Navigation Act 2012.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not Applicable

Competency Field

C - Equipment Operations

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 

Plan refuelling 

1.1 

Fuel tanks are dipped to establish current level of fuel

1.2 

Amount of fuel on board vessel is calculated and positioning of fuel is determined

1.3 

Impact of refuelling on vessel safety is determined

1.4 

Fuel is ordered according to organisational procedures

2 

Prepare vessel for refuelling 

2.1 

Vessel is positioned and secured for refuelling

2.2 

Refuelling equipment is correctly deployed according to organisational procedures

2.3 

Communication between all people involved in refuelling procedures is established

2.4 

Tank valves are opened as necessary and refuelling operations are performed according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements

2.5 

Tanks are dipped to ensure correct amount of fuel has been received

3 

Complete refuelling operations 

3.1 

Shutdown procedures are conducted according to organisational procedures

3.2 

Refuelling equipment is secured according to organisational procedures

3.3 

Refuelling records are completed according to organisational procedures and regulatory requirements

3.4 

Malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage to refuelling equipment are recorded according to organisational procedures

4 

Manage an emergency 

4.1 

Appropriate response is made to emergency situation according to organisational procedures

4.2 

Personnel are correctly notified and their activities are managed to ensure their safety according to organisational procedures

4.3 

Waste containment measures are implemented to protect the environment

4.4 

Appropriate authorities are notified when required

4.5 

Incident is recorded according to regulatory requirements and organisational 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 MARC008 Manage fuel 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 work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and pollution control, legislation and policies
  • carrying out accurate and reliable calculations dealing with bunkering capacity, consumption of fuel, speed and range of vessel, volumes and conversion of volumes to litres
  • completing required records
  • conducting refuelling completion procedures, including communications with fuel supplier and valve closure
  • managing refuelling to ensure safety of operation and avoid pollution of marine environment
  • measuring tank levels
  • recognising faulty equipment and taking appropriate action
  • recognising problems and hazards during refuelling operations and taking appropriate action
  • selecting and using relevant equipment required for refuelling operations
  • taking appropriate action in response to an accidental spillage or safety incident during refuelling operations.

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • appropriate authorities to be notified in the event of an emergency
  • arrangement of fuel oil systems
  • calculations of volumes
  • condensation in fuel tanks
  • conversion of volumes to litres
  • effect of slack tanks on vessel stability
  • emergency situations, including:
  • fire
  • hose rupture or bunker line leak
  • ignition of released fuel vapours
  • loss of stability
  • spillage on deck or overboard
  • environmental protection measures to be applied during refuelling or transfer operations
  • fuel oil tank components
  • fuel tank filling
  • functions and responsibilities of crew during refuelling or transfer operations
  • hazards and safety precautions to be observed during refuelling or transfer operations
  • manufacturer specifications and safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • methods of fuel oil tank content measurement
  • process for completing required records including:
  • logbook
  • oil record book
  • port authority documentation
  • refuelling and fuel transfer procedures applying to commercial vessels
  • refuelling records
  • shutdown procedures including communications with fuel supplier and valve closure
  • specific fuel consumption
  • WHS/OHS and pollution control, legislation and policies.

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:

  • applicable documentation, such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, safety management systems (SMS), workplace procedures and operational manuals, including:
  • logbook
  • oil record book
  • port authority documentation
  • SDS/MSDS
  • a commercial vessel with inboard diesel propulsion power of ≥150 kW or appropriate engine ashore
  • tools, equipment, machinery, materials and relevant personal protective equipment (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