Vocational Graduate Certificate in Fire Systems Design Management

The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Fire Systems Design Management reflects and supports the role of senior managers in the fire systems design sector who perform wide-ranging tasks while also exercising in-depth technical skills and knowledge, particularly in the area of special hazard fire suppression and detection systems.


Packaging rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 4 unitsdrawn from the pool of units below.

Vocational Graduate Certificate Unit Pool

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCMCM7001A

Plan and manage complex projects

add topic CPCMCM7002A

Manage the quality of projects and processes

add topic CPCSFS7001A

Define scope of and initiate special hazard fire systems design projects

add topic CPCSFS7002A

Analyse, design and evaluate complex special hazard fire systems

add topic CPCSFS7003A

Develop and submit tenders for fire systems design solutions


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Consulting with and engaging industry colleagues, staff, customers and others who may be internal or external to the organisation

Researching, preparing and presenting high-level reports and plans pitched appropriately to the needs of the audience

Using clear and insightful verbal and non-verbal communication

Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role, including industry standards, regulations, Acts, legislation and policies

Presenting information to others at briefings and via other forms of communication

Negotiating with suppliers and customers

Fostering change

Negotiating effectively

Establishing and maintaining consultative processes


Managing teams

Leading team effort towards identified goals

Liaising with relevant personnel

Engaging and working with specialist advisors and consultants

Problem solving

Identifying long-term customer needs and matching service delivery responses to address these needs

Resolving work-related problems

Forming and testing assumptions in an effort to resolve problems

Implementing conflict resolution strategies

Identifying and avoiding breaches in compliance and rectifying causes

Quantifying the benefits of options and performing calculations to assist in solving problems

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying business opportunities and building customer relationships

Thinking and acting proactively to solve problems and generate improved work practices and productivity

Identifying relevant sources of information and using them effectively

Adjusting quickly to changing situations

Leading project planning processes

Planning and organising

Leading project and related business planning processes

Managing risks

Managing contracts, contractors and projects

Planning and organising own work tasks and those of a team

Planning and organising resources to meet deadlines

Time management

Determining schedules to ensure work is completed on time

Coordinating tasks and processes

Undertaking relevant research and evaluation to support work objectives

Self management

Demonstrating capacity to be a self-starter and self motivated

Monitoring own work and adjusting accordingly to meet agreed standards and expectations

Managing own work area


Taking responsibility for own learning

Undertaking self-development opportunities, including engaging with industry networks and participating in industry forums

Contributing to learning in the workplace

Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of policies, procedures and legislation which impact on council and individual performance

Obtaining feedback to identify ways to improve ongoing activities


Using technology relevant to the job/role which may include conducting online research; using software applications to manage and undertake projects; using in-house applications to manage finances and planning and reporting processes

Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate