Design compressed air systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 CPCPMS4003A, 'Design compressed air systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Evaluate design parameters.

1.1. Scope of work is established for the design of compressed air systems.

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

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

1.4. Statutory, regulatory and Australian and New Zealand Standard requirements for the design of compressed air systems are interpreted, analysed and applied.

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

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

1.7. Performance requirements are established.

2. Plan and detail system components.

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

2.2. System calculations are conducted for a range of applications.

2.3. Compressed air system equipment and components are sized and specified.

2.4. Noise reduction methods are analysed and suitable methods specified.

2.5. Approved materials and jointing methods and all installation requirements are specified.

3. Design and size systems.

3.1. Compressed air systems are designed for a range of applications.

3.2. Compressed air systems are designed and sized using computer software packages.

4. Prepare documentation.

4.1. Plans are prepared for a range of compressed air systems.

4.2. Specification for a compressed air system is prepared.

4.3. Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.

4.4. Operation and maintenance manual is produced.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCPMS4003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40911 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services