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Unit of competency details

MARK009 - Manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MARK003 - Manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres 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 031705 Marine Craft Operation  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031705 Marine Craft Operation  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 manoeuvre a vessel less than 80 metres.

This includes manoeuvring vessel in normal conditions, manoeuvring vessel in adverse weather conditions, manoeuvring vessel in emergencies, and towing and being towed.

This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in the capacity of Master on a range of vessels less than 80 metres.

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

  • Master of a commercial vessel less than 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Master of a vessel less than 80 metres in length in inshore waters
  • Chief Mate or deck watchkeeper on a vessel less than 80 metres in length within the 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 of a commercial vessel less than 80 metres in length as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

K – Manoeuvring Vessels

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  

Manoeuvre vessel in normal conditions 

1.1 

Features of vessel that relate to its handling characteristics are recognised

1.2 

Adequate resources are organised prior to and during operations

1.3 

Details of manoeuvres are communicated to relevant personnel clearly and concisely using standard maritime vocabulary

1.4 

Situational awareness is maintained to ensure safe manoeuvres

1.5 

Manoeuvres are completed in relevant conditions of tide and wind to meet passage requirements

1.6 

Propulsion equipment is used and monitored to assist in completing manoeuvres safely

1.7 

Appropriate alterations to vessel heading and power are made in response to operational environment

1.8 

Safe operating limits of propulsion and steering systems are not exceeded

2 

Manoeuvre vessel in adverse weather conditions 

2.1 

Nature of adverse weather conditions is identified and implications for vessel operations are evaluated

2.2 

Preparations are made and required precautions are taken to minimise risk and damage to vessel, personnel and time loss on passage

2.3 

Manoeuvres are adjusted to allow for weather and sea conditions, and to keep vessel in safe water

2.4 

Propulsion equipment is used and monitored to assist in completing actions safely

2.5 

Heading is maintained within acceptable limits

2.6 

Appropriate allowance is made for effects of deadweight, draft, trim, speed and underwater keel clearances during turning circles and stopping distance

2.7 

Safe operating limits of propulsion and steering equipment are not exceeded

2.8 

Situational awareness is maintained at all times to review actions and ensure safety of vessel

3 

Manoeuvre vessel in emergencies 

3.1 

Nature of emergency is established and required action is determined

3.2 

Risks to vessel and safety of persons onboard are assessed and safety of required action is confirmed

3.3 

Details of action are communicated to relevant personnel clearly and concisely using standard maritime vocabulary

3.4 

Appropriate manoeuvres are made during emergency to maintain safety of vessel and those onboard, and any other vessels or persons involved

3.5 

Propulsion equipment is used and monitored to assist in completing actions safely

3.6 

Safe operating limits of propulsion and steering equipment are not exceeded

3.7 

Special handling techniques are correctly applied during launching of boats or life rafts and rescues of persons overboard

4 

Tow and be towed 

4.1 

Preparations for towing are safely made according to established nautical practice

4.2 

Correct towing procedures and precautions are applied when towing and being towed

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 MARK003 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres.

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:

  • anchoring a vessel
  • determining required action for a range of emergency situations
  • handling a disabled or partially disabled vessel
  • issuing helm and engine orders
  • maintaining situational awareness
  • manoeuvring a vessel in normal and emergency situations
  • manoeuvring a vessel through:
  • anchor work
  • astern movements
  • berthing and leaving a berth
  • coming to and leaving a mooring
  • person overboard
  • positioning vessel to safely launch boats or life rafts in bad weather
  • steering astern through an ‘s’ configuration
  • turn short around
  • turning a vessel across the tide across the wind
  • manoeuvring a vessel to embark or disembark a pilot
  • manoeuvring in shallow water
  • preparing for towing, including:
  • ensuring appropriate lights and shapes for the tow are available and in working order
  • ensuring means of communication between the two vessels is available
  • ensuring tow line is of sufficient length
  • ensuring tow ropes are in good condition and of adequate strength for proposed tow
  • making appropriate reports to authorities
  • making provision for rapid slipping of tow in emergency situations
  • making tow fast to towing vessel to ensure steerage is maintained
  • preparing messenger ropes for passing tow lines.

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:

  • effects of displacement and planning hulls
  • effects of inboard propulsion units
  • effects of rudders and propellers
  • effects of deadweight, draught, trim, speed, under keel clearance, tide and current on vessel’s stopping distance and rate of turn
  • factors that could adversely affect vessel safety during operations
  • features of a vessel that relate to its handling characteristics
  • interaction with passing vessels, squat, shallow water and banks effect
  • launching boats or life rafts
  • lessening drift and use of oil
  • manoeuvres assisting a vessel or aircraft in distress
  • manoeuvres to:
  • beach and re-float the vessel
  • berth in a pen
  • crossing a bar
  • embarking and disembarking a pilot
  • means of keeping a vessel out of a trough
  • take on board survivors from lifeboats and life rafts
  • nature of emergencies, including:
  • collision
  • damage to vessel
  • disabled or partially disabled vessel
  • fire
  • grounding
  • loss of steering gear
  • person overboard
  • precautions in manoeuvring or launching boats or life rafts in bad weather
  • procedures for towing and being towed
  • radio communications
  • requirements for entering, departing and crossing a traffic separation scheme
  • use of a sea anchor
  • vessel in adverse weather conditions, including:
  • bad weather
  • fog and restricted visibility
  • following and quartering seas
  • heavy swell and surf
  • wind and sea conditions that may affect safety of vessel
  • work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and work practices.

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 greater than or equal to 12 metres in length
  • applicable documentation, such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operational manuals
  • tools, equipment, machinery, materials and 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