Fire Protection Training - Fire Industry Academy

Certificate III - CPP30811

Fire Protection, Inspect and Testing

Course Overview:

CPP30811 is superseded by and equivalent to CPP30821 – Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing. Please see that course for the current information.

This nationally recognised Australian qualification applies to individuals who are, or training to be fire protection technicians responsible for non-trade installation and regular servicing of fire protection equipment and systems. The qualification provides fire protection technicians with the certificates to follow the pathway of “Qualified Accreditation” in some categories available under the NSW Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme.

For a student to be awarded this CPP30811 Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing qualification, they must successfully complete 16 units of competency (6 core and 10 elective).

Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing

Entry Requirements:

To enter this course an applicant must be able to demonstrate they hold current industry knowledge, which ATS defines as at least 3-months of relevant work. Throughout the enrollment 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.

It is recommended that students are able to demonstrate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills equivalent to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Course Duration:

The 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 – based around NSW school terms and a student will be expected to complete 2-3 Units per term. The student will be required 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 skills and knowledge required to complete the 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 personal work priorities and development
Participate in workplace safety arrangements
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 control and indicating equipment
Install gaseous agent containers and actuators
Decommission gaseous agent containers and actuators
Interpret installation requirements for gaseous fire-suppression systems
Deliver and Monitor a service to customers
Contribute to effective workplace relationships
Inspect and maintain portable foam-generating equipment
Contribute to team effectiveness
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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 Industry including:
  • Knowledge tests
  • Theory Assessments
  • Practical Assessments
  • Written Reports
Upon successful completion, students will receive a record of results and qualification: Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing – CPP30811. If all units have not been completed within 18 months, a Statement of Attainment for completed units will be issued. Student will have to opportunity to re-attend lessons and assessments in the last 6-month period.

Fees & Charges:

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

Full Qualification $3,750
$1,500 – Required prior to commencement of term 1
$1,250 – Required at commencement of term 3
$1,000 – Required at commencement of term 5

RPL Application $3,200
$1,500 – Required at submission of application
$1,700 – 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 $450
Full payment required at commencement of learning.