Publication Code


Publication Name

Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing

Publication Type

Fire Industry Qualification


National, NSW, QLD,


We only offer RPL for this qualification at the moment. We will be offering this qualification in full in the future. Stay tuned.

Qualification Description

This is a qualification for fire protection technicians responsible for non-trade installation, commissioning and complex servicing of fire protection systems or for supervision of fire protection services work.

At Certificate III level, fire protection technicians may specialise in activities relating to certain types of systems, such as:

  • installing and commissioning pre-engineered fire-suppression systems
  • installing gaseous fire-suppression system containers and actuators
  • conducting complex servicing of fire protection systems.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to fire protection inspection and testing in some states and territories. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 16 units of competency:

  • 6 core units
  • 10 elective units.

For the elective units:

  • a minimum of 4 units must be selected from Group A
  • up to 4 units may be selected from Group B
  • up to 4 vocationally relevant fire industry units may be selected from Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in the current versions of the following Training Packages:
    • CPP Property Services Training Package
    • CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package
    • UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.
Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing

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