Create detailed designs for fire systems' water supplies

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 CPCSFS5009A, 'Create detailed designs for fire systems' water supplies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Create detailed designs for fire systems' water supplies' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm water-based fire systems designs.

1.1. Relevant project drawings and documentation are requested, received, named and filed according to workplace procedures.

1.2. A site visit is conducted if possible to confirm details and dimensions and to assess water supply installation risks and constraints.

1.3. The exact location of fire system components is notated on detailed design drawings according to relevant codes and standards.

1.4. The detailed design drawings are named, filed and backed up according to workplace procedures.

2. Calculate pipe sizes and pump and tank requirements.

2.1. Hydraulic calculations are completed to assess correct pressure requirements for the effective operation of water-based fire systems.

2.2. Water flow and pressure test results are conducted and/or analysed to establish the minimum levels of available supply.

2.3. Shortfalls in pressure are determined and the sizes of pumps and tanks required are calculated.

2.4. Options for cost-effective and efficient solutions are considered with reference to manufacturer specifications for the performance of components and according to workplace policies.

3. Lay out the water supply design.

3.1. The most efficient and workable layout and location of water supply components are determined and notated on the drawings according to workplace procedures.

3.2. Dimensions are calculated, checked and notated on the drawings according to workplace procedures.

4. Submit drawings for approval and finalise design process.

4.1. Water supply design drawings are submitted to relevant personnel within the scheduled timeframe.

4.2. Required amendments to design drawings are made or negotiated as required.

4.3. Final approved design drawings are processed and distributed according to project and workplace requirements.

4.4. Fittings and components are selected and ordered according to project and workplace requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCSFS5009A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50509 - Diploma of Fire Systems Design