Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing Trainee Technician Course

Designing Water Based Systems
‘Add On’ Course for Detection Systems Designers

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About the course

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

This course is for fire detection and warning systems designers who want to learn how to design water-based fire suppression systems including fire sprinkler, fire hydrant and fire hose reel systems.
The course is designed as an ‘add on’ course for participants who have enrolled in, or have completed, a Diploma of Fire Systems Design – Detection and Warning Systems Stream course.

Are there any special requirements needed to take this course?

  • Participants must have completed or enrolled in a Diploma of Fire Systems Design course.
  • Participants must be employed in the fire industry and have the capacity to complete fire systems designs and documentation for actual construction projects
  • Participants require access to a personal computer or tablet to enable use of the on-line learning system.
  • Participants must have access to the following software to support production of designs and documentation:
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) or appropriate drawing software
    • Hydraulic analysis software, such as Hyena
    • Word processing and spreadsheets
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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 systems designer of water based fire systems.  The course covers:

  • Creating detailed designs and specifications for fire sprinkler systems
  • Creating detailed designs and specifications for fire hydrant and hose reel systems
  • Creating detailed designs and specifications for fire systems water supplies
  • Assessing issues relating to on-site installation and the production of specifications and supporting documentation for fabrication of pipework.
How long does the course take to complete?
  • The course is delivered over a period of 12 months across two learning blocks, each of approximately 6 months in duration
How is the course delivered?
  • The course is delivered via a combination of on-line learning and workshops
  • The workshops will be delivered through a combination of online and in-person sessions.
  • Participants are supported throughout the learning process by our industry experts.
How does the course link to Licensing or Accreditation requirements?
  • When completed in addition to a Diploma of Fire Systems Design – Detection and Warning Systems Stream, the course will allow a practitioner to meet the FPAS application requirements for Fire Systems Design for:
    • Fire Sprinkler Systems (Level 1, 2, 3 and 4)
    • Fire Hydrant and Fire Hose Reel Systems (Level 1, 2 and 3) 


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Additional Training Opportunities
  • Participants can combine this course with the FPAS FSA Advanced Practitioner course to meet the accreditation requirements for Fire Safety Assessment for 23 of the 36 fire safety measures
  • Please contact our support team to discuss combining courses to ensure you benefit from the best combination of courses to meet your specific needs.
I'm already experienced, is this course for me?
  • 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 $6,500

Pay by Instalments on a Payment Plan

    • $1,000 – Paid at enrolment
    • Balance payable in instalments of $750 per month
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Course outcomes

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

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Create detailed designs for fire sprinkler systems
Create detailed designs for hydrant and hose reel systems
Create detailed designs for fire systems’ water supplies
Provide documentation and support for fabrication of fire sprinkler systems