Design complex cold water systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCPCM5001A, 'Design complex cold water systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Evaluate design parameters.

1.1. Scope of work is established for the distribution of complex cold water systems for wide span and high-rise building projects.

1.2. Design requirements are determined from plans, specifications and client briefs.

1.3. Cost-benefit analysis is conducted, comparing a range of pipe materials and system designs.

1.4. Statutory and regulatory requirements for the design of complex cold water distribution systems are interpreted.

1.5. Australian and New Zealand standards for the design of complex cold water distribution systems are analysed and applied.

1.6. Manufacturer requirements and trade and technical manuals are interpreted.

1.7. Additional research, including a desktop study, is conducted to outline design parameters.

1.8. Flow and pressure tests are conducted.

1.9. Performance requirements are established.

2. Plan and detail system components.

2.1. Layout of pipework systems and type and location of fittings and valves are planned.

2.2. Type, location and requirements for backflow prevention devices are detailed.

2.3. Flush valve system types and operation are specified.

2.4. Pipe sizes, velocities, flows and pressures are calculated for a range of applications.

2.5. Cold water system components are detailed or designed.

2.6. Pump, pump controls and pumproom requirements are sized and detailed.

2.7. Approved materials, jointing methods and installation requirements for complex cold water distribution systems are specified.

3. Design and size systems.

3.1. Complex cold water distribution systems are designed for a range of wide span and high-rise building applications.

3.2. Flush valve distribution systems are designed.

3.3. Range of delivery systems is designed.

3.4. Complex cold water distribution systems are designed and sized using computer software packages.

4. Prepare documentation.

4.1. Plans are prepared for a range of complex cold water distribution systems.

4.2. Specification for a cold water distribution system is prepared.

4.3. Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.

4.4. Operation and maintenance manual is produced.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCPCM5001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50408 - Diploma of Plumbing and Services
  • CPC50611 - Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design