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CPC50520 Diploma of fire systems design

annual certifier stream

Training Course Pathway
CPC50520 Diploma of Fire Systems Design - Annual Certifier Stream - Training - CPC50520 Diploma Fire Systems Design

About the course

Nationally Recognised Training Registered Training Organisations (RTO): Fundamental Servicing of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

This course is for practitioners to learn how to inspect existing fire systems; assess compliance with the relevant legislation, codes and standards; and report on whether they continue to perform to appropriate fire safety standards.

The course is designed for inexperienced fire safety assessors and annual certifiers, or anyone wanting to extend their skills and knowledge.

Are there any special requirements needed to take this course?

  • Participants must be employed in the fire industry and have the capacity to undertake the inspection of a range of complex building types to determine and report on the performance of fire safety measures installed in the building.
  • Participants require access to a personal computer or tablet 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 for a successful career as a fire safety assessor / annual certifier of fire protection systems.  The course covers:

  • Determining the requirements for fire systems in accordance with relevant legislation, codes and standards
  • Evaluating fire system technologies and components
  • Reviewing fire systems plans, specifications and documents to determine the required level of performance
  • Undertaking building inspections to identify the level of compliance and performance of fire systems
  • Reporting on the findings of fire safety inspections
  • Undertake and manage fire systems inspection work including resolution of disputes arising from inspection findings
How long does the course take to complete?
  • The training course is self-paced and typically takes 12-18 months to complete.
  • Participants are required to complete the course within 24 months of enrolling.
How is the course delivered?
  • The course is delivered in the workplace via a distance-based delivery model and supported by an online learning system.
  • Participants are supported throughout the learning process by our industry experts
How does the course link to Licensing or Accreditation requirements?

This course meets the FPAS application requirements for Fire Safety Assessment for 23 of the 36 fire safety measures.

  • Either this course, or the FPAS FSA Advanced Practitioner short course (for anyone who has completed an eligible Diploma or higher-level qualification), is a mandatory requirement for anyone who needs to be accredited in:
    • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems (level 2)
    • Automatic fire suppression systems (level 2)
    • Fire dampers
    • Fire hydrant systems (level 2)
    • Mechanical air handling systems
    • Smoke and heat vents
    • Smoke dampers

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  • This course can be completed using a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway.
  • Further details on the RPL pathway for this course can be found here.

Course Fees

Training Course Pathway $11,000

Pay by Instalments on a Payment Plan

    • $1,000 – Paid at enrolment
    • Balance payable in instalments of $1000 per month
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Course outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded the qualification CPC50520 Diploma of Fire Systems Design – Annual Certifier Stream

Unit Code:
Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Define scope and hazard level of fire systems design projects
Research and interpret detailed fire systems design project requirements
Research and evaluate fire system technologies and components
Report on a quality audit
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Conduct annual fire systems certification inspections
Assess documentation for annual fire systems certification inspections
Inspect building fire safety systems
Undertake project work
Manage project information and communication
Resolve business disputes