Name

NSW Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme — Fire Safety Assessor

Delivery

Combined Online and Skills Assessment & RPL

Fees

Certificate II Path from $1,800
Diploma Path from $1,800

Description

Overview

Firefox Training offers these nationally recognised units of competency to individuals who are working towards becoming a Fire Safety Assessor (also called an Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety)) in NSW under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS). A Fire Safety Assessor in NSW is responsible for auditing and assessing onsite fire safety measures for the purpose of informing an annual or supplementary fire safety statement. 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 NSW Fire Safety Assessor units, they must successfully complete all units of competency below.

Common Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
PUAFIR403Assess building plans
PUAFIR507Inspect building fire safety systems

Licence Class Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPCPFS3040Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems
CPCPFS3041Inspect and test fire pumpsets
CPCPFS3042Conduct annual routine service of complex water-based fire suppression systems
CPPFES2004Identify and report on types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
CPPFES2010Inspect and test fire hose reels
CPPFES2011Install portable fire extinguishers, fire cabinets and fire blankets
CPPFES2020Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
CPPFES2026Inspect and test emergency and exit lighting 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
PUAFER003Manage and monitor facility emergency procedures, equipment and other resources

Common Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBAUD513Report on quality audits
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCSFS5014Conduct annual fire systems inspections
CPCSFS5015Prepare documentation for annual fire systems inspections

Licence Class Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CPPFES2004Identify and report on types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
CPPFES2011Install portable fire extinguishers, fire cabinets and fire blankets
CPPFES2020Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
CPPFES2035Identify, inspect and test fire and smoke doors
CPPFES2039Identify, inspect and test passive fire and smoke containment products and systems
PUAFER003Manage and monitor facility emergency procedures, equipment and other resources
PUAFIR403Assess building plans
PUAFIR507Inspect building fire safety systems

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 these units, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment.

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.
  • Units of Competency 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

  • Certificate II Pathway from $1,800

    $1,500 — Required at commencement
    Balance required prior to issuing Statement of Attainment

  • Diploma Pathway from $1,800

    $1,500 — Required at commencement
    Balance required prior to issuing Statement of Attainment

  • Single Unit of Competency from $250

    Full payment required at commencement of learning.