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Unit of competency details

MARD005 - Manage operations and maintenance on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MARD002 - Manage operations and maintenance on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations 26/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Oct/2020


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  27/Oct/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the MAR Maritime Training Package.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage the operations of a commercial vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations. It includes administration of vessel stability, cargo operations and planned maintenance system in compliance with Australian and international regulations and guidelines, protection of the marine environment and the safety of the vessel and people on board.

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

  • Master of a commercial vessel less than 80 metres in length 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 Master less than 80 metres Near Coastal as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

D – Administration and Human Resources

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  

Manage maintenance of vessel stability and safety parameters 

1.1 

Vessel dynamic stability is interpreted and analysed

1.2 

Vessel transverse and longitudinal stability is correctly maintained in normal and adverse operational conditions

1.3 

Vessel safety parameters are correctly maintained within normal operational limits during cargo operations

2 

Administer planning of cargo operations on vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations 

2.1 

Impact of cargo operations on vessel stability is identified and managed

2.2 

Draft survey is conducted and the calculated results used

2.3 

Appropriate procedures are administered for all cargo operations

3 

Administer planned maintenance system 

3.1 

Vessel routine preventative maintenance, testing and inspection plan is correctly interpreted and implemented

3.2 

Arrangements are made for maintenance activities to be carried out at required times

3.3 

Maintenance materials are obtained

3.4 

Repairs to vessel hull or equipment and/or repair or replacement of equipment or components are organised according to procedures

4 

Dock or slip vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations 

4.1 

Type of slipway, dock or vessel lifting facility is identified and suitability for type of hull assessed

4.2 

Hull data is correctly interpreted and recorded

4.3 

Appropriate plan is prepared for procedures to be taken onboard vessel prior to, during and on completion of proposed slipping or docking operations

4.4 

Cradle is correctly prepared prior to slipping of vessel

4.5 

Appropriate precautions are taken prior to slipping and refloating of vessel and when shoring/supporting vessel

4.6 

Vessel is correctly refloated after slipping and maintenance operations

5 

Carry out inspection and maintenance procedures on vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations 

5.1 

Inspections of vessel hull, equipment and components are carried out according to company maintenance schedules and vessel manufacturer instructions

5.2 

Deterioration of vessel structure and fittings are identified and appropriate maintenance action is initiated according to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and pollution control requirements, company procedures and manufacturer instructions

5.3 

Lubricants, marine preservatives or finishes are applied correctly using appropriate application equipment according to WHS/OHS requirements, company procedures and manufacturer instructions

5.4 

Problems in application of lubricants, marine preservatives, finishes and other maintenance materials and chemicals are identified and reported, and appropriate remedial action is initiated

5.5 

Records of maintenance and lubrication work carried out are completed according to procedures

6 

Administer correct selection and use of maintenance equipment and materials 

6.1 

Tools and equipment are correctly identified and used according to WHS/OHS requirements

6.2 

Defective equipment and materials are identified and reported

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 MARD002 Manage operations and maintenance on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations.

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the MAR Maritime Training Package.

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:

  • carrying out operational management of vessel while underway, when berthed or moored, when slipped or in dry dock, during routine or unplanned events
  • communicating effectively with other personnel when managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  • communicating with multilingual crew using established techniques
  • complying with relevant maritime regulations
  • identifying problems that can occur when managing operations and maintenance of vessel and initiating appropriate action
  • interpreting and following all safety management procedures and precautions when managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  • interpreting and monitoring application procedures for managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  • monitoring selection and use of publications, materials, tools and other equipment involved in managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  • preparing appropriate reports on outcomes of inspection and maintenance activities
  • providing leadership to other shipboard personnel when managing operations and maintenance of vessel limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
  • reading and interpreting:
  • safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • vessel and machinery specifications, gross and net tonnage, machinery design drawings, machine drawings, operational manuals, specifications, and electrical and control circuit diagrams
  • recognising and adapting appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions among crew and others
  • taking appropriate precautions to prevent pollution of marine environment
  • taking prompt action to report and/or rectify operational and maintenance problems.

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:

  • applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice
  • documents and records, including:
  • company maintenance procedures
  • maintenance schedules and records
  • relevant maritime authorities and regulations related to operations and maintenance of vessels, including Marine Orders
  • stability and cargo documents pertaining to the vessel
  • vessel and equipment manufacturer instructions, specifications and recommended procedures
  • maintenance records that must be kept on vessel to meet requirements of company and regulatory authorities
  • nature and causes of corrosion of marine surfaces and structures, and available methods for its control
  • operational management and maintenance:
  • administering repairs of minor faults and imperfections in painted surfaces and managing preparation of marine surfaces prior to application of prescribed marine coating
  • identifying deterioration of vessel structure and fittings
  • identifying faulty equipment or fittings and arranging for repair or replacement
  • managing application of lubricants to moving parts of vessel equipment
  • managing vessel cargo operation procedures
  • managing vessel stability both normal and adverse operational conditions
  • routine maintenance inspections
  • principal features of structure of vessel, with a basic understanding of properties and application of materials used in vessel construction
  • procedures for:
  • checking and inspecting vessel stability during a range of operational conditions, including loading and discharging of cargo, as part of routine procedures to ensure compliance with company requirements and established safety rules and regulations
  • initiating and coordinating repair and/or replacement procedures onboard vessels
  • the use of publications, tools and equipment required for operational management and maintenance:
  • cargo and stability calculators and publications
  • safe use of electric and pneumatic power tools, such as grinders, sanders, drills and hand tools, including chipping hammers and scrapers
  • marine preservative finish application equipment, such as brushes, spay guns, rollers and greasing and lubrication tools
  • the correct selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including:
  • eye and ear protection
  • safety boots
  • dust and fume masks
  • rinsing and storing equipment
  • relevant sections of applicable maritime regulations
  • relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and pollution control legislation and policies
  • safety, environmental and hazard control precautions and procedures relevant to inspection and maintenance operations
  • slipping and docking procedures suitable for various types of hull forms, including communication techniques used
  • typical problems relating to slipping and maintaining vessels and appropriate actions and solutions.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must hold credentials specified within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must satisfy the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence and all regulatory requirements included within 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, workplace procedures and operational manuals
  • tools, equipment, machinery, materials and relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) currently used in industry.

Links

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