Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler 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 CPCPFS4014A, 'Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler 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. Prepare for design process.

1.1. Nature and scope of design task are identified and confirmed.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements associated with designing residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems, and workplace environmental requirements, are adhered to throughout the work.

1.3. Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to in accordance with workplace requirements.

1.4. Work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.

1.5. Tools, equipment and materials required for designing domestic and residential fire sprinkler systems, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.

1.6. Work area in which the design process is to be conducted is prepared.

2. Determine system requirements.

2.1. Information and specifications for the required work are obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection.

2.2. Regulations and standards relevant to the work are consulted and applied to all aspects of the work.

2.3. Relevant data is extracted from plans and specifications.

2.4. Building classification and hazard ratings are established in accordance with standards and other relevant regulations.

3. Design sprinkler system.

3.1. Water supply needs are established and graphs are drawn for the automatic fire sprinkler system.

3.2. Pipework is sized to manufacturer specifications and standards using hydraulic calculations.

3.3. Sprinkler system is designed to meet plans, specifications, standards, manufacturer recommendations and water supply data.

3.4. Sprinkler heads are selected for appropriate size, spray pattern, temperature and finish.

3.5. Sprinklers are spaced in accordance with manufacturer specifications, standards and relevant statutory and regulatory authority regulations.

3.6. Pipe layout drawings are prepared in accordance with standards and workplace requirements.

3.7. Computations and other supporting evidence are appropriately documented to support design.

3.8. Materials required are specified and optimised in accordance with standards from the proposed design.

3.9. Fabrication sheets and material lists are prepared.

3.10. Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements.

4. Restore work area.

4.1. Work area is restored in accordance with workplace procedures.

4.2. Tools and equipment used in the design process are refurbished and left in accordance with workplace procedures.

4.3. Information is accessed and documentation, including work backup, is completed in accordance with workplace requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCPFS4014A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50611 - Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design
  • CPC40911 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services