Research and interpret detailed fire systems design project requirements

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
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 CPCSFS5002A, 'Research and interpret detailed fire systems design project requirements'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Gather and interpret project initiation documentation.

1.1. Fire systems design briefs, plans and specifications are gathered and checked for currency and completeness.

1.2. The specific requirements of engineered or innovative solutions, designed and specified by fire engineers, are interpreted.

1.3. Relevant drawings, plans and schedules for the building project are requested, obtained and filed according to workplace and project procedures.

1.4. Impacts of building construction and the installation of other services on fire systems design are assessed to pre-empt possible issues.

2. Research the detailed requirements of relevant legislation and regulatory processes.

2.1. Legislation impacting on design compliance in different project locations is investigated and variations in requirements are interpreted and noted.

2.2. Regulatory requirements impacting on fire systems designs and project processes in different locations are investigated and specific requirements are interpreted and noted.

3. Research the detailed requirements of applicable codes and standards.

3.1. Applicable codes and standards are gathered and checked for currency.

3.2. Requirements relating to specific fire systems in different types of buildings and situations are researched and interpreted.

3.3. In situations where more than one code or standard is applicable, the most rigorous requirements are determined and applied.

4. Consult and negotiate to clarify and finalise project details.

4.1. The interpretation of the required fire systems design and intended layout and interconnection are confirmed with relevant personnel.

4.2. Consultation and negotiations are undertaken with relevant personnel to resolve conflicts between the design brief and regulatory or insurance requirements.

4.3. Consultation and negotiations are undertaken with relevant personnel to resolve conflicts between the design brief, the requirements of building construction, and the installation of the fire systems and other services.

4.4. Aesthetic requirements relating to the location of fire system components and installation methods are clarified and solutions negotiated.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCSFS5002A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50509 - Diploma of Fire Systems Design