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Unit of competency details

MARJ001 - Follow environmental work practices (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MARJ006 - Follow environmental work practicesLicensing/regulatory information has been incorporated in accordance with Regulatory requirements. Assessment Requirements have been strengthened in accordance with Regulatory requirements. 08/Jul/2018
Supersedes and is equivalent to MARJ2001A - Follow environmental work practices 06/Oct/2013

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 24/Feb/2016
(View details for release 1) 07/Oct/2013


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
MAR20413 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)Superseded1-2 
MAR30116 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)Superseded
MAR40116 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)Superseded
MAR10413 - Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)Superseded
MAR30813 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)Superseded1-2 
SFI30111 - Certificate III in AquacultureCertificate III in AquacultureSuperseded
MAR40513 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)Superseded1-2 
MAR30115 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Steam)Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Steam)Superseded
SFI30211 - Certificate III in Fishing OperationsCertificate III in Fishing OperationsSuperseded
MAR20313 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)Superseded
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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  05/Mar/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 2. ISC Upgrade. Awareness of MARPOL and types of waste compactors and crushers suitable for use on board a vessel included in KE. Safety and hazard control procedures included in PE.

Release 1. New unit of competency.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to be aware of environmental issues and to apply organisational policies and procedures to minimise environmental threats.

This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry on vessels up to 80 metres as a:

  • Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal
  • Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal
  • Integrated Rating
  • Chief Integrated Rating.

These people could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.

This unit has links to legislative and certification requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

J – Environment

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1 

Implement environmental work practices 

1.1

Workplace practices and work instructions relating to potential environmental impacts are implemented

1.2

Relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards that impact on environmental work practices are recognised and followed

1.3

Environmental protection measures are implemented

1.4

Containment procedures are applied according to workplace procedures where appropriate

1.5

Approved waste management procedures and practices are implemented

1.6

Signs or symptoms of a potential environmental threat are recognised and reported to appropriate personnel/authorities

2 

Contribute to improved environmental work practices 

2.1

Information is gathered and suggestions are made to appropriate personnel for improvements to work practices

2.2

Environmental issues and their relationship to work practices are discussed with colleagues and appropriate personnel

2.3

Contributions to the review of environmental work practices and policies are made within limits of own responsibility

3 

Maintain environmental records 

3.1

Environmental records are accurately prepared according to workplace procedures

3.2

Environmental records are stored securely

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.

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

Range of Conditions

Specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

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

Workplace practices and work instructions must include:

  • avoiding or minimising environmental risks
  • documented policies and procedures
  • emergency procedures
  • environmental data recording and reporting procedures
  • environmental hazard and risk identification
  • environmental management system
  • environmental monitoring
  • hazard and incident reporting and recording procedures
  • improving environmental performance
  • signs and labels
  • waste minimisation and segregation
  • work plans

Relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards include one or more of the following:

  • commonwealth, state and territory legislation
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)
  • local government by-laws and regulations
  • third party standards such as the ISO1400 series and those of the Marine Stewardship Council

Protection measures include one or more of the following:

  • controlling emissions of gas and smoke
  • managing waste
  • observing restricted fishing areas
  • preventing cargo spillage
  • preventing fuel and oil spillage
  • proper use of refrigerant gases
  • using appropriate signage

Potential environmental threats include one or more of the following:

  • anchoring
  • antifouling paint
  • garbage
  • harm to marine life
  • noise
  • poorly maintained equipment and machinery
  • sewage
  • wash from propellers
  • waste and debris for example from oil and fuel containers

Suggestions include one or more of the following:

  • improving energy efficiency
  • increasing the use of renewable, recyclable, re-usable and recoverable resources
  • maximising opportunities such as the use of solar or alternative forms of energy
  • preventing and minimising risks
  • reducing emissions of greenhouse gas
  • using alternative technology to limit growth

Unit Mapping Information

This is a new unit. This unit is equivalent to MARJ2001A Follow environmental work practices.

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 2. ISC Upgrade. Awareness of MARPOL and types of waste compactors and crushers suitable for use on board a vessel included in KE. Safety and hazard control procedures included in PE.

Release 1. New unit of competency.

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 safety and hazard control procedures when disposing of waste and garbage
  • making suggestions for improved environmental work practices
  • preparing and keeping clear and concise environmental records
  • recognising procedures and following instructions for environmental work practices
  • reporting environmental hazards and risks in a timely way.

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:

  • environmental and resource hazards and risks associated with the maritime industry
  • environmental laws, regulations and standards relevant to work in the maritime industry
  • procedures and processes that support environmentally sustainable principles
  • procedures for reporting environmental hazards and risks
  • relevant environmental sustainability principles
  • requirements for waste management and control systems under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention)
  • types and application of waste compactors and crushers suitable for use on board a vessel
  • use of oil spill equipment and its limitations.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVR)/Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) assessor requirements.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

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.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • tools, equipment, machinery, materials and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operational manuals
  • range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations.

Links

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