SeaTALK Maritime English Training Modules - Deck Officers (Operational Level) - Learning Materials and Competences

 

 Topic / Occupational Standard  Language Learning Outcomes
Nautical publications and ship’s documents

 

1 The Deck Officer should be able to use effectively all relevant documents related to work and international requirements (SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW as amended, ILO conventions; ISM, ISPS codes).

1.A The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge of the content, application and purpose of nautical publications and extract relevant information.
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1.B The learner should be able to demonstrate knowledge and writing skills to complete check lists, log books and develop clear and coherent texts without causing misunderstanding.

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Onboard internal and external communication

 

2 The Deck Officer should be able to apply communicative strategies successfully in day-to-day functional situations at sea.

2.A The learner should be able to demonstrate the ability to listen and communicate internally (within the ship) in routine, face-to-face situations especially with multilingual, multi-ethnic crews.
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2.B The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to confidently communicate externally (with other ships and shore authorities) on VHF/radio using the SMCP and electronic aids to navigation.
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2.C The learner should be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate successfully in face-to-face situations with passengers and during everyday life on board.
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Watchkeeping duties, navigation and port procedures

 

3 The Deck Officer should be able to carry out successfully watch-keeping duties and routine procedures on board and in port as required by STCW 78 as amended.
3.A The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge to communicate successfully during OOW duties and those related to navigation in all weather conditions.
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3.B The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to communicate confidently in clearance operations, with port services and authorities when approaching and entering ports.
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Cargo operations

 

4 The Deck Officer should be able to carry out successfully cargo operations.
4.A The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to communicate efficiently during cargo operations.
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Safety equipment, maintenance and repairs on board

 

5 The Deck Officer should be able to organise and carry out daily tasks related to onboard equipment.
5.A The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to communicate confidently during situations related to safety equipment, maintenance and repairs on board.
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Emergency situations and medical procedures

 

6 The Deck Officer should be able to carry out procedures, make decisions, evaluate outcomes and work in a team during emergency situations.
6.A The learner should be able to demonstrate confidently the knowledge and ability to use maritime and technical English when dealing with incidents, accidents, marine pollution, piracy and other emergency situations.
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6.B The learner should be able to demonstrate the ability to request medical advice and to render medical assistance.
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