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Unit of competency details

MARI003 - Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MARI001 - Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metresLicensing/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


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031705 Marine Craft Operation  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031705 Marine Craft Operation  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 apply current Commonwealth, state and territory Acts, legislation, codes of practice and other publications pertaining to the safe operation of a vessel up to 12 m in length.

This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry commanding and operating the engines of a commercial vessel:

  • <12 m in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <500 kW for an inboard engine
  • in inshore waters or designated waters or
  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel 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 2 NC and 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 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, or deck officer, issued under the Navigation Act 2012.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not Applicable

Competency Field

I – Regulations and Port 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 

Determine relevant rules and regulations impacting on work practices 

1.1 

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea are comprehended and implemented

1.2 

Responsibilities as the person in charge of a vessel are identified and recorded

1.3 

Relevant Commonwealth, state, territory and local legislation governing the vessel and the passage are comprehended

2 

Comply with industry and professional codes of practice 

2.1 

Relevant industry and professional codes of practice are sourced

2.2 

Commitment to comply with industry and professional codes of practice is demonstrated through own behaviour

3 

Apply legislative and regulatory requirements to the operation of the vessel 

3.1 

Regulatory requirements relating to operational aspects of the vessel are recognised and appropriate procedures are developed

3.2 

Situations where rules must be applied in order to avoid collisions are recognised

3.3 

Safety requirements are implemented according to legislative and regulatory requirements

3.4 

Compliance with all relevant rules and legislation is demonstrated while operating the vessel

4 

Identify changes in laws and regulations and their implications for vessel operation 

4.1 

Changed legislation and regulations are accessed

4.2 

Changes in regulatory requirements are identified and applied

4.3 

Operational procedures are reviewed to reflect changes in legislation and regulations

5 

Maintain statutory records 

5.1 

Copies of relevant records are maintained

5.2 

Evidence of current authorisation, training and relevant licences is maintained according to legislative and regulatory requirements

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 MARI001 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres.

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 regulations pertaining to the safe operation of a vessel
  • applying safety management plan
  • conducting inductions for crew
  • demonstrating an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a Coxswain
  • obtaining and complying with information from Commonwealth, state and territory Acts, legislation, codes of practices and other publications relating to the safe navigation of a vessel.

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:

  • action that must be taken when assisting vessels in distress
  • certificates on board a vessel
  • contents of marine notices, annual notices to mariners
  • distress signals
  • duties and responsibilities of a Coxswain
  • function of risk assessments
  • International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) Buoyage System A
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, including:
  • large commercial traffic
  • lifesaving and firefighting appliances
  • logbook or vessel record book
  • Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012, Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National LawRegulation 2013 and marine orders
  • marine pollution prevention
  • National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV), in particular, Part B, Part C Section 7, Part D and Part E
  • operational areas and classifications of vessels
  • safety management systems
  • state and territory marine legislation
  • work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation.

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, workplace procedures and operational manuals including:
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • marine orders 500 series
  • Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012
  • Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Regulation 2013
  • National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV), in particular, Part B, Part C Section 7, Part D and Part E
  • 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