Design 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 CPCPFS5011A, 'Design 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


Evaluate design parameters.


Scope of workis established for design of fire sprinkler systems for wide span and high-rise building projects.


Design requirementsare determined from plans, specifications and client brief.


Cost-benefit analysisis conducted comparing a range of pipe materials and system designs.


Fire department, statutory, regulatory, Australian and New Zealand standards and relevant building code requirements for the design of fire sprinkler systems are interpreted and applied.


Manufacturer requirementsand trade and technical manuals are interpreted and applied.


Flow and pressure requirements are established, flow and pressure tests are conducted and council main flows and pressures are established.


Additional research, including a desktop study, is conducted and performance requirements are established.


Plan and detail system components.


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


Type, location and requirements for backflow prevention devices and alarm and valve assemblies are detailed.


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


Approved materials, jointing methods and sprinkler heads for fire sprinkler systems are specified.


Smoke alarm systems, booster assemblies, booster relay and jacking pumps are designed and detailed.


Pipe fixingsare designed for a range of applications.


Water storage systems and pump, pump controls and pumproom requirements are sized and detailed.


Test points and associated drainage systems are designed and sized.


Installation requirementsare specified.


Design and size systems.


Fire sprinkler systems are designed for a range of wide span and high-rise building applications.


Combined water supply, fire hydrant and hose reel and sprinkler systems are designed for a range of wide span and high-rise building applications.


Sprinkler systems for Grades 1, 2 and 3 water supplies are designed.


Range of sprinkler system configurations is designed.


Fire sprinkler systems are designed and sized using computer software packages.


Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.


Prepare documentation.


Plansare prepared and detailed for a range of fire sprinkler systems.


Specificationfor a fire sprinkler system is prepared.


Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.


Operation and maintenance manual is produced.