Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing Trainee Technician Course

Course code : CPCPFS3043

Advanced servicing of
Fire Sprinkler Systems

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Advanced Servicing of
Fire Sprinkler Systems

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake functional water flow proving and load tests on fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrant systems. It covers the flow testing activities of the yearly service schedule from AS1851.

WHo's it for?

This course is for experienced fire sprinkler system testers looking to learn new skills, 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 meet the following requirements:

  • Completed the Fundamental Servicing of Fire Sprinkler Systems course, or successfully completed the four units of competency from the course with another provider. 
  • Be employed in the fire industry and have either a minimum of 12 months experience servicing fire sprinkler systems; or have experience and skills in a plumbing or fire related job role.
  • Have access to a variety of fire sprinkler systems and the ability to carry out flow testing work on sprinkler and hydrant systems under supervision. 
  • Access to a personal computer or tablet and have basic computer skills to enable use of the on-line learning system.  
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What does the course cover?


The course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to undertake functional water flow proving and load tests on fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrant systems. It covers the following areas:

  • Selection and installation of flow testing equipment
  • Determining the water pressure and flow requirements from the approved design 
  • Perform tests on each water supply to verify that systems function as intended
  • Record pumpset operational readings
  • Identification of defects and impediments that affect systems performance 
  •  Documentation and reporting of results 
  • Knowledge of fire sprinkler systems and pumpsets including hydraulics, operating principles and functions, standard and complex components, interfaces, controllers, legislative and industry requirements, and types of sprinkler systems including design requirements and mode of operation.
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 an understanding of the principles of flow testing and the use of pressure and flow measuring systems and equipments.
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 meet the requirements of accreditation and licensing in the fire protection industry when combined with other courses.
  • The course includes unit CPCPFS3043 which is required for FPAS Inspect and Test category 1C (Fire Sprinkler Systems – Complex) 2C (Fire Pumpsets – Complex) and 3C (Fire Hydrant Systems – Complex) and forms part of licensing requirements in some states and territories. 
  • Visit www.fia.edu.au/advice for information on state and territory requirements or complete our course enquiry form and let us demystify licensing and accreditation requirements and identify 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 servicing fire sprinkler systems and pumpsets, including performing flow tests.

Course Fees

Standard Enrolment $520

  • 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 water flow testing