Define scope of and initiate special hazard fire systems design projects

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 CPCSFS8001, 'Define scope of and initiate special hazard fire systems design projects'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Establish relevant project management details and protocols.


Nature and purpose of the special hazard fire systems design project are determined.


Project management roles, responsibilities and lines of communication are established.


Required project outcomes are consulted, clarified and finalised with the client.


Relevant project scheduling and sequencing information is established.


Tasks in the design process are assigned to relevant personnel, and mechanisms to coordinate their input are established and communicated.


Project file storage, sharing and communication systems and tools are determined.


Workplace quality assurance checks are determined and procedures to ensure that they are conducted are established.


Stages where regulatory or other approval is required for the design are determined and procedures to ensure that approvals are obtained are established.


Interpret fire systems design concepts, briefs and specifications.


Project documentation is gathered, analysed, assessed for completeness, and stored and shared for use in the design of effective special hazard fire systems.


Structural characteristics of special hazard site are identified and analysed.


Functions and occupancies of building or facility are determined from initial project documentation.


Clarification of specific building details is sought from client or relevant contractors and consultants.


Appropriate hazard classification for building or facility is researched and confirmed.


Complete risk assessment of the project.


Regulatory requirements and applicable standards for the special hazard fire system are determined.


Insurance requirements impacting on applicable codes and standards for the special hazard fire system project are determined.


Prior to commencing design work, risk assessment report is documented that identifies or confirms the type or types of special hazard detection and suppression system that will be used.