Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing


Combined Online and Skills Assessment & RPL


From $3750
RPL from $3,850



Firefox Training offers this nationally recognised Australian qualification to individuals who are, or training to be fire protection technicians. Students will be trained in non-trade installation and regular servicing of complex fire protection equipment and systems or for supervision of fire protection work. The training is customised to assist in students’ industry skills and to improve their employability.

Duration & Structure

A 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 III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing qualification, they must successfully complete 16 units of competency, 6 core and 10 elective units.

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBPEF301Organise personal work priorities
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

Group A — Fire Protection Inspection & Testing Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPPFES2003Safely move loads and dangerous goods
CPPFES2047Inspect and test control and indicating equipment
CPPFES3024Inspect and maintain portable foam-generating equipment
CPPFES3032Conduct enclosure integrity testing
CPPFES3038Inspect, test and maintain portable fire monitors
CPPFES3040Install passive fire and smoke containment systems
CPPFES3042Install and commission pre-engineered fire-suppression systems
CPPFES3044Interpret installation requirements for gaseous fire-suppression systems
CPPFES3045Install gaseous agent containers and actuators
CPPFES3046Decommission gaseous agent containers and actuators
CPCPFS3042*Conduct annual functional testing of complex water-based fire-suppression systems
CPCPFS3043*Conduct functional water flow testing

Group B — General Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBHRM413Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBLDR301Support effective workplace relationships
BSBOPS301Maintain business resources
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBSTR301Contribute to continuous improvement
BSBWHS311Assist with maintaining workplace safety
BSBXTW301Work in a team
CPCPCM2043Carry out WHS requirements
HLTAID011Provide first aid
TAEDEL301Provide work skill instruction

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 CPP30821 — Certificate III 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:
  • 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 $3,750

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

  • RPL Application starting from $3,850

    $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 $450

    Full payment required at commencement of learning.

Further Information

Further information about this qualification can be found at