Firefox Training offers this nationally recognised Australian qualification to individuals who are, or are training to be, fire protection technicians. Students will be trained in non-trade installation and regular servicing of fire protection equipment and systems. The training is customised to assist in students’ industry skills and to improve their employability.
Duration & Structure
A large portion of this qualification is delivered online via our industry leading Learning Management System. Once registered, each student can access and complete the learning materials via both desktop and mobile devices. Our interactive training mixes text, video, and embedded learning checks to ensure students are kept engaged.
Each student will have access to our fully qualified assessors via online messaging throughout the duration of the course. Once all the learning requirements have been achieved and the student is ready for assessment, an Assessment Block is booked to be delivered at a suitable venue.
Units of Competency
For a student to be awarded their Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing qualification, they must successfully complete 13 units of competency, 7 core and 6 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|BSBOPS203||Deliver a service to customers|
|BSBPEF202||Plan and apply time management|
|CPPCMN2002||Participate in workplace safety arrangements|
|CPPFES2004||Identify and report on types of installed fire safety equipment and systems|
|CPPFES2005||Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment|
|CPPFES2006||Prepare for installation and servicing operations|
|CPPFES2007||Maintain quality of work and promote continuous improvement|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CPCPCM2043^||Carry out WHS requirements|
|CPCPFS3040||Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems|
|CPCPFS3041||Inspect and test fire pumpsets|
|CPPFES2003||Safely move loads and dangerous goods|
|CPPFES2010||Inspect and test fire hose reels|
|CPPFES2011||Install portable fire extinguishers, fire cabinets and fire blankets|
|CPPFES2016^||Inspect, test and maintain delivery layflat fire hoses|
|CPPFES2020||Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets|
|CPPFES2021||Inspect, test and maintain fire extinguishers|
|CPPFES2025||Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems|
|CPPFES2026||Inspect and test emergency and exit lighting systems|
|CPPFES2027||Inspect, test and maintain non-gaseous pre-engineered fire-suppression systems|
|CPPFES2029||Conduct functional tests on fire detection, warning and intercommunication devices|
|CPPFES2035||Identify, inspect and test fire and smoke doors|
|CPPFES2037||Inspect and test fire hydrant systems|
|CPPFES2039||Identify, inspect and test passive fire and smoke containment products and systems|
|CPPFES2043||Apply regulations to prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions|
|CPPFES2047||Inspect and test control and indicating equipment|
|CPPFES2048||Receive and dispatch scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents|
|CPPFES2049||Conduct recovery, reclaim and fill operations for scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents|
|CPPFES2050||Monitor storage operations for scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
^ Units marked with a circumflex (hat) symbol are units we only offer RPL for. If you would like to learn this unit, let us know and we will do our best to offer this unit in the future.
It is recommended that students are able to demonstrate language, literacy, and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfers
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment only process. RPL captures evidence from a student who has learnt a relevant unit in other courses, from life or work experience, and from any training at work. This ‘Prior Learning’ must be relevant to one or more of the units of competency they are enrolling in. A student who is assessed through RPL as competent in a unit is deemed to have completed that unit in the course.
If you believe you have completed a unit of competency in another formal learning experience, you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer (CT). You will have to provide a certified copy of the Statement of Results or Statement of Attainment through the enrolment process as evidence. If a CT is identified, you will not have to complete the unit again.
Qualification & Statement
On successful completion of CPP20521 — Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing, students will be awarded a Certificate of Qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who partially complete the Qualification.
Pathways & Career Opportunities
Students will develop skills that lead to:
- Work opportunities that include scope to carry out work in some Australian States and Territories
- Increased employability within the Fire Protection Industry
- Further study to obtain other Units of Competency which are relevant to a variety of fire occupations.
- Qualifications that may assist in applying for licences from:
- Queensland Building and Construction Commission — QBCC (QLD)
- Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme — FPAS (NSW)
Fees & Payment
Firefox Training offers a range of accredited and non-accredited courses, and eligible individuals may attract subsidies. As these arrangements vary from state to state and according to an individual’s circumstances, please contact Firefox Training to discuss these options.
Full Fee Student
Full Qualification starting from $1,750
$1,500 — Required at commencement
Balance required prior to issuing Certificate of Qualification
RPL Application starting from $1,850
$1,500 — Required at submission of application
Balance required prior to issuing Certificate of Qualification (pending any course gaps being successfully completed)
Single Unit of Competency from $250
Full payment required at commencement of learning.
Further information about this qualification can be found at training.gov.au/CPP20521.