Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing Trainee Technician Course

Course code : CPPFES2029

Advanced servicing of
fire detection and alarm systems

Fire Detection and Alarm Training


Advanced Servicing of fire detection and alarm systems

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake Advanced Servicing of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in accordance with AS1851-2012. I covers yearly servicing tasks.

WHo's it for?

This course is for experienced fire detection and alarm system testers looking to learn new skill, gain a promotion or enhance career opportunities.

Experienced technicians can use the course to build upon existing skills and knowledge and validate competency.

Are there any special requirements needed to take this course?

Participants must be employed in the fire industry and have either:

  • A minimum of 12 months experience in the routine servicing of  Fire Detection and Alarm Systems; or
  • Have experience and skills in a electrical or fire related job role; and
  • The ability to conduct routine servicing of Fire Detection and Alarm systems under supervision at multiple sites is required.
Participants require access to a personal computer or tablet and have basic computer skills to enable use of the online learning system.
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems


What does the course cover?

The course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to undertake advanced routine service  activities on fire detection and alarm systems and covers the following areas:

  • Yearly servicing of fire detection and alarm systems
  • Yearly servicing of emergency  warning systems
  • Yearly servicing of emergency intercom systems 
  • Identification of defects and impediments that affect systems performance 
  • Documentation and reporting of results
  • Knowledge and identification of fire detection and alarm system components, types of systems and their general operation and function.
What are the benefits of taking this course?
  • Our Advanced Course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in completing the fundamentals course, or through on-the-job experience.
  • The course provides a detailed understanding of the principles of fire detection, alarm systems and interfaces with other fire protection systems and building management systems 
How long does the course take to complete?
  • The course is self-paced and typically take 3 months to complete.
  • Participants are required to complete the course within 6 months of enrolling.
How is the course delivered?
  • The course is delivered using a blended model of learning which includes comprehensive online training, supported by workplace-based learning in the field.
  • Participants are supported throughout the learning process by our industry experts. 
How does the course link to Licensing or Accreditation requirements?

Completion of this course will assist participants meets the requirements of accreditation and licensing in the fire protection industry when combined with other courses

The course provides the technical units required for:

  • FPAS Inspect and Test category 4C (Fire Detection and Alarm Systems –  Complex); 
  • FPAS Fire Safety Assessment (FSA) for:
  •  Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (Level 1)
  • Automatic Fail-Safe Devices
  •  Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems
  • Fire Alarms Monitoring
  • Smoke Alarms and Heat Alarms
  • Smoke Detectors and Heat Detectors
  • Licensing requirements in some states and territories 
Visit www.fia.edu.au/advice for information on state and territory requirements or contact us for free advice on your training needs
I'm already experienced, is this course for me?
  • If you already have experience, participants can choose to undertake this course via a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway, to have their existing skills and knowledge recognised without having to undertake formal training.
  • The RPL Pathway allows you to proceed directly to the assessment stage of the course. However, we support you with full access to all training material to allow you to top up or refresh you existing skills and knowledge prior to attempting the assessments.
  •  To be eligible for RPL, you must have a least 12 months experience conducting yearly servicing of fire detection and alarm systems

Course Fees

Standard Enrolment $475

  • Full payment at enrolment

Group discount for businesses

  • Enrol three or more participants to be eligible for a group discount. Call to discuss your business need.

Course outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

Unit of Competency Code:
Conduct functional tests on fire detection, warning and intercommunication devices.