Qualification details

CPC70109 - Graduate Certificate in Fire Systems Design Management (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPC80115 - Graduate Certificate in Fire Systems Design ManagementReplaces superseded equivalent CPC70109 Graduate Certificate in Fire Systems Design Management from CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 9. 04/Jun/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification


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 221 Graduate Certificate 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Design 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Fire Systems Design Engineering Technician 

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 221 Graduate Certificate 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Fire Systems Design Management reflects and supports the role of senior managers in the fire systems design sector who perform wide-ranging tasks while also exercising in-depth technical skills and knowledge, particularly in the area of special hazard fire suppression and detection systems.

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:


  • Consulting with and engaging industry colleagues, staff, customers and others who may be internal or external to the organisation
  • Researching, preparing and presenting high-level reports and plans pitched appropriately to the needs of the audience
  • Using clear and insightful verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role, including industry standards, regulations, Acts, legislation and policies
  • Presenting information to others at briefings and via other forms of communication
  • Negotiating with suppliers and customers
  • Fostering change
  • Negotiating effectively
  • Establishing and maintaining consultative processes


  • Managing teams
  • Leading team effort towards identified goals
  • Liaising with relevant personnel
  • Engaging and working with specialist advisors and consultants

Problem solving

  • Identifying long-term customer needs and matching service delivery responses to address these needs
  • Resolving work-related problems
  • Forming and testing assumptions in an effort to resolve problems
  • Implementing conflict resolution strategies
  • Identifying and avoiding breaches in compliance and rectifying causes
  • Quantifying the benefits of options and performing calculations to assist in solving problems

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying business opportunities and building customer relationships
  • Thinking and acting proactively to solve problems and generate improved work practices and productivity
  • Identifying relevant sources of information and using them effectively
  • Adjusting quickly to changing situations
  • Leading project planning processes

Planning and organising

  • Leading project and related business planning processes
  • Managing risks
  • Managing contracts, contractors and projects
  • Planning and organising own work tasks and those of a team
  • Planning and organising resources to meet deadlines
  • Time management
  • Determining schedules to ensure work is completed on time
  • Coordinating tasks and processes
  • Undertaking relevant research and evaluation to support work objectives

Self management

  • Demonstrating capacity to be a self-starter and self motivated
  • Monitoring own work and adjusting accordingly to meet agreed standards and expectations
  • Managing own work area


  • Taking responsibility for own learning
  • Undertaking self-development opportunities, including engaging with industry networks and participating in industry forums
  • Contributing to learning in the workplace
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of policies, procedures and legislation which impact on council and individual performance
  • Obtaining feedback to identify ways to improve ongoing activities


  • Using technology relevant to the job/role which may include conducting online research; using software applications to manage and undertake projects; using in-house applications to manage finances and planning and reporting processes
  • Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate

Packaging Rules

Packaging rules 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 4 units drawn from the pool of units below.

Vocational Graduate Certificate Unit Pool 

Unit code

Unit title


Plan and manage complex projects


Manage the quality of projects and processes


Define scope of and initiate special hazard fire systems design projects


Analyse, design and evaluate complex special hazard fire systems


Develop and submit tenders for fire systems design solutions