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 Code||Unit Name|
|BSBPEF301||Organise personal work priorities|
|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|
Group A — Fire Protection Inspection & Testing Electives
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CPPFES2003||Safely move loads and dangerous goods|
|CPPFES2047||Inspect and test control and indicating equipment|
|CPPFES3024||Inspect and maintain portable foam-generating equipment|
|CPPFES3032||Conduct enclosure integrity testing|
|CPPFES3038||Inspect, test and maintain portable fire monitors|
|CPPFES3040||Install passive fire and smoke containment systems|
|CPPFES3042||Install and commission pre-engineered fire-suppression systems|
|CPPFES3044||Interpret installation requirements for gaseous fire-suppression systems|
|CPPFES3045||Install gaseous agent containers and actuators|
|CPPFES3046||Decommission 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 Code||Unit Name|
|BSBHRM413||Support the learning and development of teams and individuals|
|BSBLDR301||Support effective workplace relationships|
|BSBOPS301||Maintain business resources|
|BSBOPS304||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
|BSBSTR301||Contribute to continuous improvement|
|BSBWHS311||Assist with maintaining workplace safety|
|BSBXTW301||Work in a team|
|CPCPCM2043||Carry out WHS requirements|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
|TAEDEL301||Provide 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.
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 about this qualification can be found at training.gov.au/CPP30821.