Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing


Combined Online and Work Placement & RPL


From $2095


Course Overview

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.

Course Duration & Structure

A large portion of this qualification is delivered online via our Learning Management System. Once registered, each student can access and complete the learning materials via both desktop and mobile devices. Our interactive training aims 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 the student is ready for the practical assessment. This can done in a number of ways. If the student is working with a suitably qualified mentor, the assessor can work with the mentor to determine competence via workplace experience, written and verbal assessment pieces along with video uploads to support this. Alternatively, where practical and viable, an Assessment Block may be able to booked to be delivered at a suitable venue by the Assessor, provided the student has sufficient exposure to experience in the workplace in order to meet the complete assessment requirement of the course.

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 CodeUnit Name
BSBOPS203Deliver a service to customers
BSBPEF202Plan and apply time management
CPPCMN2002Participate in workplace safety arrangements
CPPFES2004Identify and report on types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
CPPFES2005Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment
CPPFES2006Prepare for installation and servicing operations
CPPFES2007Maintain quality of work and promote continuous improvement

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPCPCM2043^Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPFS3040Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems
CPCPFS3041Inspect and test fire pumpsets
CPPFES2003Safely move loads and dangerous goods
CPPFES2010Inspect and test fire hose reels
CPPFES2011Install portable fire extinguishers, fire cabinets and fire blankets
CPPFES2016^Inspect, test and maintain delivery layflat fire hoses
CPPFES2020Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
CPPFES2021Inspect, test and maintain fire extinguishers
CPPFES2025Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems
CPPFES2026Inspect and test emergency and exit lighting systems
CPPFES2027Inspect, test and maintain non-gaseous pre-engineered fire-suppression systems
CPPFES2029Conduct functional tests on fire detection, warning and intercommunication devices
CPPFES2035Identify, inspect and test fire and smoke doors
CPPFES2037Inspect and test fire hydrant systems
CPPFES2039Identify, inspect and test passive fire and smoke containment products and systems
CPPFES2043Apply regulations to prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions
CPPFES2047Inspect and test control and indicating equipment
CPPFES2048Receive and dispatch scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents
CPPFES2049Conduct recovery, reclaim and fill operations for scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents
CPPFES2050Monitor storage operations for scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents
HLTAID011Provide 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.

If you have any questions about the RPL process, your eligibility, or the evidence you would be required to produce you can read more about it here, or get in touch with us here.

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

Candidates who enrol in this course must be employed in the fire protection industry and will be required to nominate a suitable workplace supervisor.

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

  • Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing starting from $2,095

    $1,500 — Required at commencement
    Balance required prior to issuing Certificate of Qualification

  • Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing (Portables and Passives) starting from $2,395

    $1,500 — Required at commencement
    Balance required prior to issuing Certificate of Qualification

  • Single Unit of Competency from $295

    Full payment required at commencement of learning.

Further Information

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