Qualification details

CPC50509 - Diploma of Fire Systems Design (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 17/Jan/2017
(View details for release 2) Replaced07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced19/May/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBAUD504 - Report on a quality auditReport on a quality audit Elective
BSBCUS402 - Address customer needsAddress customer needs Elective
BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer service Elective
BSBPMG507A - Manage project communicationsManage project communications N/A
BSBPMG522 - Undertake project workUndertake project work Elective
BSBWHS503 - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS riskContribute to the systematic management of WHS risk Elective
CPCCBC4012B - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specifications N/A
CPCCBC4025A - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional development N/A
CPCCBC5009A - Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projectsIdentify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects N/A
CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3125-11 Mechanical Engineering Associate 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Design,Fire Protection 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Fire Systems Designer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3125-11 Mechanical Engineering Associate 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 09/Feb/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Version

Comment

1

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC50509

2

A number of elective units updated and deemed not equivalent to previous version

Elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

3

Update superseded imported units from elective list with equivalent current unit for:

  • BSBAUD504B to BSBAUD504
  • BSBCUS402B to BSBCUS402
  • BSBCUS501C to BSBCUS501
  • BSBOHS504B to BSBWHS503
  • BSBPMG510A to BSBPMG522

This version released with CPC08 Version 9.3.

Description

The Diploma of Fire Systems Design reflects and supports the role of fire systems designers who prepare detailed technical designs and documentation for water-based fire suppression systems and/or fire detection and occupant warning systems. The fire systems designs covered in this Diploma are those that meet the requirements of the Building Code of Australia or detailed designs prepared for alternative solutions designed or specified by a fire safety engineer. The Diploma of Fire Systems Design also includes a stream qualification for the annual certifier of fire systems.

Fire systems designers may enter the industry from a diverse range of occupations and sectors. They may choose to extend their careers by seeking to undertake subsequent higher education qualifications in related disciplines, including mechanical engineering and fire engineering.

The qualification has common core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for fire systems designers and certifiers, as well as specialist streams for:

  • water-based systems
  • detection and warning systems
  • annual certifiers.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication 

  • Listening to, and communicating clearly with, colleagues, installers, maintainers, suppliers and contractors
  • Participating in meetings, such as negotiations with fire engineering consultant, architect, builder or other service contractors
  • Explaining the gravity of fire systems inspection findings
  • Letter writing, especially to formalise recognition of errors and conflicts on other drawings and agreements with other services
  • Writing reports
  • Initiating and running meetings with lead contractor and other service contractors
  • Drafting detailed system specifications, including material, installation requirements; testing and commissioning schedules; project expenditure schedules; operations and maintenance manuals; and various quality control checklists

Teamwork 

  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with project team members, colleagues, suppliers, fitters and clients
  • Working with others to plan, coordinate and complete tasks

Problem-solving 

  • Negotiating solutions to design conflicts with other services
  • Conducting cost-benefit analysis of design options
  • Performing complex calculations, such as electrical and hydraulic calculations
  • Identifying site health risks and installation constraints and producing design solutions

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Producing cost-effective and workable detailed designs for fire systems
  • Proposing creative detailed design solutions to installation issues arising on-site
  • Proposing creative solutions to aesthetic requirements for fire systems installation
  • Developing personal methodologies for ensuring project quality and for incorporating process improvements
  • Managing detailed input to concurrent fire systems design projects at different stages of the process and with diverse sets of regulatory requirements

Planning and organising 

  • Defining the scope and hazard level of fire systems design projects
  • Planning the layout of fire systems designs
  • Setting up systems and checklists for ensuring a methodical approach to fire systems design projects
  • Gathering documentation required for fire systems design projects, including plans, specifications, drawings, legislation, codes and standards
  • Planning for the inspection of multiple fire systems (with different applicable standards) concurrently

Self-management 

  • Organising own work, including creating personal systems and checklists for planning, managing and checking work
  • Maintaining a professional detached authority

Learning 

  • Reading manuals and marketing information about new technologies, products and systems
  • Researching relevant legislation, standards and codes
  • Updating knowledge of products, software systems and technology
  • Researching competing technologies in new products and systems

Technology 

  • Reading and interpreting drawings, including architectural, structural, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drawings
  • Reading manuals and marketing information about new technologies, products and systems
  • Using computer software to produce detailed designs for fire systems, manage project participation and conduct general personal business administration
  • Applying the principles of fire science, organic and inorganic chemistry, thermodynamics, hydraulics, fluid mechanics and electric and electronic theory
  • Using relevant tools and equipment, such as measuring tools and calculators

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 4 core units
  • between 3 and 8 Group A, B or C elective units
  • up to 5 other elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

  • all units from one of the following three options:
  • 8 units from Group A Water-based systems elective units
  • 5 units from Group B Detection and warning systems elective units
  • 4 units from Group C Annual certifier elective units
  • provided the remaining elective units ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment; and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome; they could include:
  • elective units not already chosen from Groups A, B or C
  • Group D general elective units:
  • 1 unit from a Diploma or higher qualification in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course
  • 1 unit from the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, Group A Fire Services units.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCSFS5001A

Define scope and hazard level of fire systems design projects

CPCSFS5002A

Research and interpret detailed fire systems design project requirements

CPCSFS5005A

Research and evaluate fire system technologies and components

Group A Water-based systems elective units 

CPCPCM4013A

Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

CPCSFS5003A

Develop plans and methodology for fire systems design projects

CPCSFS5006A

Create detailed designs for fire sprinkler systems

CPCSFS5007A

Create detailed designs for hydrant and hose reel systems

CPCSFS5009A

Create detailed designs for fire systems’ water supplies

CPCSFS5010A

Provide documentation and support for fabrication of fire sprinkler systems

CPCSFS5011A

Provide design documentation and review and support fire system installation processes

CPCSFS5013A

Support commissioning processes and finalise fire systems design projects

Group B Detection and warning systems elective units 

CPCPCM4013A

Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

CPCSFS5003A

Develop plans and methodology for fire systems design projects

CPCSFS5008A

Create detailed designs for fire detection and warning systems

CPCSFS5011A

Provide design documentation and review and support fire system installation processes

CPCSFS5013A

Support commissioning processes and finalise fire systems design projects

Group C Annual certifier elective units 

BSBAUD504

Report on a quality audit

CPCCBC4012B

Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCSFS5014A

Conduct annual fire systems certification inspections

CPCSFS5015A

Assess documentation for annual fire systems certification inspections

Group D General elective units 

BSBCUS402

Address customer needs

BSBCUS501

Manage quality customer service

BSBWHS503

Apply principles of OHS risk management

BSBPMG507A

Manage project communications

BSBPMG522

Undertake project work

CPCCBC4025A

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

CPCCBC4012B

Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC5009A

Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

CPCPCM4013A

Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

CPCPCM4014A

Prepare simple sketches and drawings

CPCCSV5009A

Assess the impact of fire on building materials

HLTHIR403C

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

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