Fire Protection Training - Fire Industry Academy

Certificate II - CPP20511

Fire Protection Inspection and Testing

Course Overview:

Entry Requirements:

CPP20511 is superseded by and equivalent to CPP20521 – Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing. See that course for the current information.

To enter the CPP20511 course an applicant must be able to demonstrate they hold current fire protection and safety industry knowledge, which ATS defines as at least 3-months of relevant work. Throughout the enrolment
process the applicant must provide evidence to demonstrate experience within relevant work activities, including:

• Copy of the relevant job description and pay slips to validate the job description
• Written support from their employer
• Signed copy of their current resume or CV
• Certified copies of other relevant formal and informal training certificates or statements of learning.

CPP20511 Course Duration:

The CPP20511 Fire Protection Inspection and Testing Qualification is delivered through a variety of streams based on your required outcomes. Regardless of the stream, the qualification is generally completed in approximately 12-months, broken up into ten-week terms. 

There are 4 terms. These are based around NSW Department of Education school terms and a student will be expected to complete 2-3 Units per term. The student will need to attend formal training for 1/2 day per month and 1 additional day at the end of term will be allowed for assessments. In addition to this it is expected that 7 hours per week of the students normal day to day activities will support, aid and assist the student in attaining the fire protection skills and knowledge required to complete this Certificate 2 course.

Students will be required to complete supplied learning activities and attend regular web-based or face to face classroom sessions, all the time supported by a qualified Trainer. Once all the learning requirements have been achieved and the student is ready for assessment.


Organise and complete daily work activities
Participate in workplace safety arrangements
Provide effective client service
Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment
Prepare for installation and servicing operations
Maintain quality of work and promote continuous improvement


Safely move loads and dangerous goods
Inspect and test fire hose reels
Install portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
Inspect and test emergency and exit lighting systems

Delivery & Assessment Arrangements:

Training assessment will be at the end of each term and will consist of theory and practical tests of the Units covered over that period. Assessment will generally be face to face but maybe via online assessment tools.
Students will undertake a range of tasks that will require the creation of various documents, reports, and outcomes typical in the fire safety Industry including:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Theory Assessments
  • Practical Assessments
  • Written Reports

Upon successful completion, students will receive a record of results and qualification:
Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing – CPP20511.
If all units have not been completed within 18 months, a Statement of Attainment for completed units will be
issued. Student will have the opportunity to re-attend lessons and assessments in the last 6-month period.

CPP20511 Fees & Charges:

ATS offers a range of accredited and non-accredited courses which do not attract government funding.

Full Qualification $2,750
$1,500 – Required prior to commencement of term 1
$1,250 – Required at commencement of term 3

RPL Application $2,200
$1,500 – Required at submission of application
$700 – Final payment made before outcome letter supplied
Any gap training required will be subjected to additional single unit of competency fees.

Single unit of competency $220 – $400
Full payment required at commencement of learning.