FISH CAPTURE NC I – TESDA COURSE MODULE

The FISH CAPTURE NC I TESDA Course consists of competencies that a student must achieve to catch and deliver seafood products. Workers at his level would have no previous experience in this industry sector. Work would be routine and carried out under close supervision.

A student who has achieved this Course in Fish Capture NC I is competent to be:

  • Ultimo

FISH CAPTURE NC I TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE

Course Title: FISH CAPTURE (ULTIMO)
Level: NC I
Nominal Training Duration : 352 Hours

This course module is designed to enhance the knowledge, desirable skills and attitudes of Fish Capture NC I (Ultimo) in accordance with industry standards. It covers Basic, Common and Core Competencies.

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students wishing to enroll in Fish Capture NC I course should possess the following requirements.

  • Able to read and write
  • With good moral character
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written
  • Physically fit and mentally healthy as certified by a Public Health Officer

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN FISH CAPTURE NC I

This units of competency comprising this qualification include Basic, Common and Core Competencies. To obtain this course, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES
AGR642301 Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel
AGR642302 Load and unload goods / cargo
AGR642303 Assemble and repair damaged netting
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES
AGR321201 Apply safety measures in farm operations
AGR321202 Use farm tools and equipment
AGR321203 Perform estimation and calculations
AGR741201 Apply food safety and sanitation
MTM834202 Prevent and fight fire
MTM834204 Provide first aid treatment on board
MTM834205 Protect marine environment
MTM834206 Comply with emergency procedures
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES
500311101 Receive and respond to workplace communication
500311102 Work with others
500311103 Demonstrate work values
500311104 Practice basic housekeeping procedures

CORE COMPETENCIES

Core competency units comprising the qualification in FISH CAPTURE NC I

APPLY DECKHAND SKILLS ABOARD A FISHING VESSEL (AGR642301) – This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to carry out basic deckhand duties aboard a fishing vessel including rope work, assisting in anchoring, mooring, operating winches and windlasses and preparing a fishing vessel for sea.

  1. Use and maintain ropes and perform basic knots, bends, hitches, splices and common whipping
    • Operations are carried out according to established safety rules and regulations.
    • Rope materials, methods of construction, measurement methods, physical characteristics and common areas of use are correctly identified.
    • Ropes are checked for wear, maintained in accordance with enterprise procedures and manufacturers’ guidelines, and coiled and stowed correctly.
    • Knots, bends and hitches are tied neatly and securely and are used according to their correct application.
    • Ropes are spliced neatly and securely according to their correct application and rope ends are whipped, where appropriate, to maintain good condition.
  2. Operate winches, capstans and windlasses
    • Operations are carried out according to established safety rules and regulations.
    • Winches, capstans and windlasses are selected, as appropriate, checked and prepared for the operation prior to use.
    • Winches, capstans and windlasses are safely operated to carry out fishing vessel deck operations in accordance with operational requirements and manufacturers’ instructions, where appropriate.
  3. Secure the vessel at anchor
    • Securing of the vessel is carried out according to established safety rules and regulations.
    • Preparation of the anchor and equipment prior to letting go is appropriate to the depth of water, weather and sea conditions, and tidal range in area of operation.
    • Quantity of anchor cable run out or recovered complies with orders provided.
    • Control of the cable is maintained within safe operating limits during normal operation.
    • Degree to which the anchor and equipment is secured on completion of anchoring operations is appropriate to forecast conditions and complies with orders provided.
    • Manufacturers’ recommendations and anchoring requirements are followed during anchor winch operations.
    • Anchoring area is kept free of loose ropes, wires and debris throughout all operations.
  4. Secure and adjust the vessel’s position during mooring operations
    • Mooring of the vessel is carried out according to established safety rules and regulations.
    • Mooring lines and associated equipment are handled safely and efficiently at all times.
    • Mooring area is kept free of loose ropes, wires and debris throughout all operations.
    • Tension on mooring lines is maintained at a level appropriate to the stage and nature of the operation when warping the vessel or maintaining position.
    • Reports of incidents made to supervisory personnel are complete and at a time designed to maximize the mooring security of the vessel.
    • Mooring lines are secured in accordance with orders provided, forecast tidal conditions and planned vessel operations.
    • Equipment malfunction or problems during operations are promptly recognized and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    • Communication is clear and concise at all times.
  5. Monitor the situation of the vessel when moored or anchored
    • Monitoring operations are planned and carried out in accordance with established safety rules and regulations.
    • Frequency, timing and coverage of scheduled checks and inspections comply with watchkeeping instructions.
    • Action taken in the event of irregularities or abnormal conditions is appropriate to their significance and within the job holder’s responsibility to implement.
    • Reports of incidents made to supervisory personnel are complete and at a time designed to maximize the safety and integrity of the vessel.
    • Restrictions on access to the vessel by visitors are in accordance with watch-keeping instructions.
  6. Secure the vessel for and at sea
    • Checks on vessel security are planned and carried out in accordance with established safety and security rules and regulations.
    • Coverage and frequency of checks and inspections on the vessel’s seaworthiness comply with orders received.
    • Watertight integrity is checked and appropriate action is taken to prepare for prevailing and forecast weather and sea conditions.
    • Degree to which the vessel is secured is appropriate to prevailing and forecast conditions and complies with orders received.
    • Action taken in the event of irregularities is appropriate to their significance and within the job holder’s responsibility to implement.
    • Reports of conditions made to supervisory personnel are complete, accurate and completed in accordance with enterprise procedures and regulatory requirements.
    • Reports to supervisory personnel on irregularities beyond the job holder’s ability to rectify are made in time to enable remedial action to be taken.

LOAD AND UNLOAD GOODS/CARGO (AGR642302) – This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to load and unload goods and cargo, including loading and unloading goods, securing and protecting the load and completing all required documentation.

  1. Load and unload goods/cargo
    • Load characteristics are identified and taken into account when determining appropriate loading and unloading procedures
    • Dangerous or hazardous goods are identified and handled in accordance with relevant regulations/permit requirements
    • Load is packed/unpacked to make safe and effective use of available spaces
    • Goods/cargo are loaded in accordance with relevant mass and loading regulations and workplace procedures
    • Lifting aids and appliances are selected and used to aid loading procedures in compliance with workplace procedures and safety legislation
    • Unloading activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner taking into account suitable locations, stowage, safe use of equipment and the balance of the remaining load
    • Goods requiring special handling and/or documentation are identified and appropriate procedures followed
    • Relocated material is restacked appropriate for the transport method, safe height, weight loading, size and crushability of the goods.
  2. Secure and protect load
    • The distribution of the load is checked to ensure that it is even, legal and within safe working capacity
    • Load is checked to ensure that dangerous goods and hazardous substances are appropriately segregated in accordance with relevant regulations
    • Load is secured using the correct load restraint and protection equipment for different loads, carrying and storage conditions
    • The load is protected in accordance with legal and workplace safety requirements
  3. Complete documentation
    • The load is inspected and checked for security to travel in accordance with relevant regulations/permit requirements
    • All required documentation for the goods is completed in accordance with workplace requirements

ASSEMBLE AND REPAIR DAMAGED NETTING (AGR642303) – This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to repair various types of damage that occurs to the netting material used for fish or prawn trawls, purse seines, beach seines or gill nets.

  1. Prepare netting material for repair
    • Netting material is arranged and repair tools organized to maximize job efficiency and safety.
    • Material required for the repair operation is identified by measuring existing material or by reference to a gear plan.
    • Damaged netting is removed using net work tools and disposed of to eliminate environmental impact according to enterprise procedures.
    • Retained netting is prepared ready to accept replacement.
    • Replacement netting is shaped with net repair tools.
    • Replacement netting is strengthened according to the gear plan or supervisor’s instructions before being added to the net.
  2. Mend holes and rips using twine
    • Starting points are identified and twine is secured to the netting according to supervisor’s instructions.
    • Twine is used to tie knots that make meshes to resemble original netting.
    • Twine is secured at the end of the repair according to supervisor’s instructions.
  3. Mend large scale damage using netting material
    • Starting points are identified and twine is secured to the netting according to supervisor’s instructions.
    • Existing and replacement material is joined using twine and knots to resemble original netting.
    • Existing and replacement material is joined using twine and lacing to resemble original netting.

COMMON COMPETENCIES

APPLY SAFETY MEASURES IN FARM OPERATIONS (AGR321201) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and  attitudes required to perform safety measures effectively and efficiently. It includes identifying areas, tools, materials, time and place in performing safety measures..

  1. Determine areas of concern for safety measures
    • Work tasks are identified in line with farm operations
    • Place for safety measures are determined in line with farm operations
    • Time for safety measures are determined in line with farm operations
    • Appropriate tools, materials and outfits are prepared in line with job requirements
  2. Apply appropriate safety measures
    • Tools and materials are used according to specifications and procedures
    • Outfits are worn according to farm requirements
    • Effectivity/shelf life/expiration of materials are strictly observed
    • Emergency procedures are known and followed to ensure a safework requirement
    • Hazards in the workplace are identified and reported in line with farm guidelines
  3. Safekeep/dispose of tools, materials and outfit
    • Used tools and outfit are cleaned after use and stored in designated areas
    • Unused materials are properly labeled and stored according to manufacturers recommendation and farm requirements
    • Waste materials are disposed according to manufacturers, government and farm requirements

USE FARM TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT (AGR321202) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use farm tools and equipment. It includes selection, operation and preventive maintenance of farm tools and equipment.

  1. Select and use farm tools
    • Identified appropriate farm tools according to requirement/use
    • Farm tools are checked for faults and defective tools reported in accordance with farm procedures
    • Appropriate tools and equipment are safely used according to job requirements and manufacturers conditions
  2. Select and operate farm equipment
    • Identify appropriate farm equipment
    • Instructional manual of the farm tools and equipment are carefully read prior to operation
    • Pre-operation check-up is conducted in line with manufacturers manual
    • Faults in farm equipment are identified and reported in line with farm procedures
    • Farm equipment used according to its function
    • Followed safety procedures
  3. Perform preventive maintenance
    • Tools and equipment are cleaned immediately after use in line with farm procedures
    • Routine check-up and maintenance are performed
    • Tools and equipment are stored in designated areas in line with farm procedures

PERFORM ESTIMATION AND BASIC CALCULATION (AGR321203) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform basic workplace calculations

  1. Perform estimation
    • Job requirements are identified from written or oral communications
    • Quantities of materials and resources required to complete a work task are estimated
    • The time needed to complete a work activity is estimated
    • Accurate estimate for work completion are made
    • Estimate of materials and resources are reported to appropriate person
  2. Perform basic workplace calculation
    • Calculations to be made are identified according to job requirements
    • Correct method of calculation identified
    • System and units of measurement to be followed are ascertained
    • Calculation needed to complete work tasks are performed using the four basic process of addition, division, multiplication and subtraction
    • Calculate whole fraction, percentage and mixed when are used to complete the instructions
    • Number computed in self checked and completed for alignment

APPLY FOOD SAFETY AND SANITATION (AGR741201) – This unit deals with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to apply food safety and sanitation in the workplace

  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment
    • Personal protective equipment are checked according to manufacturer’s specifications
    • Personal protective equipment are worn according to the job requirement
  2. Observe Personal Hygiene and Good Grooming
    • Personal hygiene and good grooming is practiced in line with workplace health and safety  requirements
  3. Implement Food Sanitation Practices
    • Sanitary food handling practices are implemented in line with workplace sanitation regulations
    • Safety measures are observed in line with workplace safety practices.
  4. Render Safety Measures and First Aid Procedures
    • Safety measures are applied according to workplace rules and regulations
    • First aid procedures are applied and coordinated with concerned personnel according to workplace standard operating procedures.
  5. Implement housekeeping activities
    • Work area and surroundings are cleaned in accordance with workplace health and safety regulations
    • Waste is disposed according to organization’s waste disposal system
    • Hazards in the work area are recognized and reported to designated personnel according to workplace procedures

COMMON COMPETENCIES FOR MARITIME SECTOR

PREVENT AND FIGHT FIRE (MTM834202) – This unit identifies the competence required to prevent and fight fires on board a vessel, including management of fire prevention measures, initiation and management of evacuation, emergency shutdown and isolation procedures and the execution and coordination of fire-fighting operations.

  1. Manage fire prevention procedures
    • Fire hazards on board a vessel are identified and action is taken to eliminate or minimize them
    • Fire detection and fire fighting equipment and systems are regularly checked and appropriate action is taken to ensure that they are operational
    • Appropriate educational activities are organized to ensure on-board personnel are aware of the dangers of fire, how to prevent it and what to do if a fire is detected
    • Personnel on board a vessel are made aware of emergency procedures to be followed in the event of fire
  2. Operate portable firefighting equipment
    • Classes of fires are correctly identified in accordance with accepted fire-fighting practice
    • Correct portable fire-fighting equipment is selected and used to fight specific classes of fires
    • Class F fires are correctly extinguished with a fire blanket in accordance with accepted fire-fighting practice
    • Methods of extinguishing fire on board a vessel are correctly applied
    • Correct techniques are applied for the setting up of foam making equipment to extinguish B Class
      fires on board vessel
    • Where applicable, correct techniques are used to recharge the various types of portable fire extinguisher
    • Where applicable, portable fire-fighting equipment is confirmed as operational following recharging
  3. Conduct interior search and rescue and firefighting operations (where applicable)
    • Procedures for donning and starting up SCBA / CABA are correctly applied
    • Procedures for the logging of SCBA / CABA operations on a BA Control Board is correctly followed in accordance with vessel’s procedures and accepted fire-fighting practice
    • Search and rescue operations in a smoke filled environment are correctly conducted as a member of a fire-fighting team in accordance with accepted fire-fighting practice
    • Interior fires are extinguished using appropriate fire fighting equipment and procedures as a member of a fire fighting team in accordance with accepted fire-fighting practice
    • Lifeline signals are correctly used during interior fire fighting operations
    • A compartment filled with high expansion foam is correctly entered as per accepted fire-fighting practice

PERFORM FIRST AID TREATMENT ON BOARD (MTM834204) – This unit identifies the competence required to perform first aid treatment to crew and / or passengers during a medical emergency on board a vessel, including the performance of immediate life saving first aid until qualified medical assistance is available, the recognition of symptoms and signs of acute illness and or injury and the taking of appropriate action.

  1. Perform immediate life saving first aid pending the arrival of medical assistance
    • The priorities of First Aid Care are correctly applied in real or simulated first aid situation
    • The DRABC Action plan is correctly used to identify and control danger, loss of consciousness, loss of airway, breathing and circulation
    • An unconscious casualty is correctly placed in stable side position and the steps in clearing the airways to promote breathing in accordance with established first aid procedures
    • The correct method of Expired Air Resuscitation (EAR), External Cardiac Compression (ECC) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is applied in real life resuscitation situation or in a simulated exercise using a mannequin
  2. Recognize the symptoms and acute illness and or injury and take appropriate action
    • The conditions requiring special first aid procedures are correctly identified
    • A real or simulated unconscious casualty is cared for in accordance with established first aid procedures
    • Causes of respiratory failure and breathing difficulty are correctly identified and appropriate care is provided for a real or simulated casualty with obstructed breathing
    • The symptoms and signs of casualty with angina pain, heart attack and heart failure are correctly identified
    • The symptoms and signs of poisoning, bites and stings are correctly identified and appropriate immediate management of thee conditions is provided in real or simulated situation
    • A real or simulated conscious casualty with an acute illness and or injury is cared for in accordance with established first aid procedures
  3. Manage wounds and bleeding
    • Severe external bleeding is correctly controlled in a real or simulated situation
    • The symptoms and signs of severe internal bleeding are correctly identified and appropriate immediate management of these conditions is provided in a real or simulated situation
    • A real or simulated laceration, abrasion and a deep puncture wound is correctly manage in accordance with established first aid procedures
    • The signs of wound infections are correctly identified and a real or simulated wound infection is correctly managed in accordance with established procedures
  4. Manage burns
    • Immediate rescue procedures are correctly used in real or simulated first aid situations involving a burned casualty
    • The severity of burn is correctly assessed in terms of depth, position and size in accordance with established procedures
    • The correct method of treatment for burns and associated shock is correctly applied in real or simulated first aid situations involving a burned casualty
  5. Manage bone, joint and muscle injuries
    • Symptoms and signs of fractures (simple and complicated) are correctly recognized in accordance with established first aid procedures
    • Problems and treatment associated with dislocated joints are correctly managed in accordance with established procedures
    • First aid treatment of pelvic and chest injuries and fractures of limbs, including immobilization techniques is correctly performed in accordance with established procedures
    • The symptoms and signs of sprains and strains are correctly identified in accordance with established procedure
  6. Adapt first aid procedures for remote situations
    • Safety precautions needed to prevent accidents, illness and injuries and infection in remote areas situations are correctly applied in real or simulated situations
    • Identify and discuss the factors involved in the prevention of heat and cold exposure
    • The symptoms and signs of real or simulated casualty exposed to heat or cold are correctly identified including hyperthermia and hypothermia and appropriate management of the casualty carried out in accordance with established procedures
    • A real or simulated ill or injured person in remote conditions is correctly, cared for unit help arrives, including the monitoring of airway, breathing and heart beat, the control of pain, hydration and maintenance of body temperature
    • A real or simulated casualty with severe injuries in a remote situation is correctly cared for, including the preparation for transport
    • First aid resources and emergency equipment required for remote area situations is correctly identified and used in real or simulated situations in accordance with established first aid procedures

PROTECT MARINE ENVIRONMENT (MTM834205) – This unit identifies the competence required to protect marine environment. It involves the development of awareness to preserve and protect marine environment.

  1. Identify garbage disposal procedures
    • Relevant guidelines for the implementation of garbage disposal onboard are identified and applied to ensure protection of marine environment
    • Relevant company requirements on marine environmental protection is followed as per established practice
    • Appropriate measures to prevent operational pollution are observed and applied to prevent pollution of the marine environment in accordance with regulations and procedures
    • Compliance on state / territory garbage disposal procedures for the protection of the marine environment is monitored and required action is taken where incidences of noncompliance are identified
  2. Perform garbage segregation
    • MARPOL Regulations and procedures concerning protection of marine environment are adequately followed regarding segregation of garbage
    • Marine environment protection programs on board are applied as per established practice
    • Any breach of regulations and procedures concerning protection of the marine environment are identified and associated actions are taken in accordance with regulatory requirement and procedures
    • Deck rating are provided with necessary information and training to ensure compliance with regulations and procedures for the protection of marine environment
  3. Record garbage segregation
    • Others are assisted and encouraged to observe the garbage segregation policies
    • Social responsibilities in garbage disposal are observed and performed to ensure protection of marine environment
    • Contents of report on garbage segregation and disposal are adequately filled-up as per established procedures

COMPLY WITH EMERGENCY PROCEDURES (MTM834206) – This unit involves the knowledge, skills and attitude to take appropriate initial action on becoming aware of an emergency on board a vessel and to follow established emergency response procedures.

  1. Take action on becoming aware of an emergency
    • Emergencies are correctly recognized and identified
    • Response to an emergency situation follows established vessel’s emergency response procedures
    • Correct action is taken on discovery of an actual or potential emergency in accordance with established vessel procedures
    • Information given on raising alarm is prompt, accurate, complete and clear
  2. Follow established emergency procedures
    • Vessel’s contingency plans for emergency response are known and are implemented in real and simulated emergency situations
    • Escape routes and internal and external communications and alarm systems are correctly used in real and simulated emergency situations in accordance with regulatory requirements and established procedures
    • Emergency communications and alarm signals and systems are understood and required action implemented in accordance with emergency procedures and regulatory requirements
    • Planned damage controls procedures for dealing with damage to the vessel and its hull are implemented in accordance with company procedures and regulatory requirements
  3. Follow procedures for the use of various life saving appliances
    • Participation in life saving drills confirms readiness to correctly carry out life saving procedures and use life saving appliances Survival equipment are correctly used in the event of emergencies
    • Procedures for the use of various shipboard life saving appliances are followed in accordance with regulatory requirements, manufacturers instruction and company procedures

BASIC COMPETENCIES

RECEIVE AND RESPOND TO WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION (500311101) This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required
to receive, respond and act on verbal and written communication.

  1. Follow routine spoken messages
  2. Perform workplace duties following written notices

WORK WITH OTHERS (500311102) – This unit cover the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to develop workplace relationship and contribute in workplace activities.

  1. Develop effective workplace relationship
  2. Contribute to work group activities

DEMONSTRATE WORK VALUES (500311103) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills, and attitude in demonstrating proper work values.

  1. Define the purpose of work
  2. Apply work values/ethics
  3. Deal with ethical problems
  4. Maintain integrity of conduct in the workplace

PRACTICE HOUSEKEEPING PROCEDURES (500311104) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required
to apply the basic housekeeping procedures.

  1. Sort and remove unnecessary items
  2. Arrange items
  3. Maintain work area, tools and equipment
  4. Follow standardized work process and procedures
  5. Perform work spontaneously

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Accident – unwanted incidents involving injury or damage to life, the environment, the ship or cargo
  • Anchor – a heavy forging or casting comprising a shank with shackles or ring at one end and two arms with palms at the other, so shaped as to grip the sea bottom, by means of cable or rope hold a boat / ship regardless of wind and current
  • Ballast – a quantity of iron, stone, gravel or other weighty substance like (water, oil, etc) placed in the lower hold of the boat/ship to increase stability by lowering the center of gravity.
  • Bend – a knot by which one rope is fastened to another to some object.
  • Bilge – a place in the lower part of the boat / ship where waste water collects and which bilge suctions are placed for pumping out
  • Boat – a small open craft propelled by oars sails, or some form of engine. This term also applied to a larger boats built to navigate rivers and inland waters.
  • Capstan – a machine for moving or raising heavy weights and consist of a vertical drum that can be rotated and around which cable is turned
  • Deck – a platform in a ship that is structural element and forming the floor for its compartment
  • Deckhand – a seaman who perform manual and other duties on board a vessel
  • Fish capture – the taking of fishery species by passive or active gear for trade, business or profit beyond subsistence or sport fishing and classified further as follows:
    • Small scale commercial fishing – fishing utilizing fishing vessels of 3.1 gross tons (GT) up to 20 GT
    • Medium scale commercial fishing – fishing utilizing fishing vessels of 20.1 GT up to 150 GT; and
    • Large scale commercial fishing – fishing utilizing fishing vessel of more than 150 GT
  • Fishing gear – fishing equipment and paraphernalia
  • Fish fighting equipment – equipment use to extinguish fire as per type.
  • Hitch– any of various knots used to form a temporary noose in a line or to secure a line temporarily to an object
  • Knot – the interlacement of the parts of one or more flexible bodies forming a ump or knob
  • Life saving appliances – are outfits designed for life preservation
  • Mooring – a act of making fast a boat with lines or anchor
  • Netting – fishing gear component made of open meshed fabric
  • Seaworthiness – refers to the ability of a boat / ship to withstand the action of the sea, wind and weather
  • Winch – any of various machines or instruments for pulling or hauling, with one or more drums on which to coil a rope, cable or chain.
  • Windlass – a steam or electric winch with horizontal or vertical shaft and two drums used to raise a ship’s anchor.

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