Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing Trainee Technician Course

Course code : CPCPFS3041

Fundamental servicing of
Fire pumpsets

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Fundamental Servicing of
Fire Pumpsets

This course covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to undertake routine servicing of fire pumpsets in accordance with AS1851-2012. It includes monthly and six-monthly servicing tasks.

WHo's it for?

This course is for routine service technicians employed in the fire protection industry 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 be employed in the fire industry and have either:

  • A minimum of 12 months experience in the routine servicing of fire protection equipment or systems; or 
  • Have experience and skills in a plumbing or fire related job role; and
  • The ability to conduct routine servicing of fire pumpsets 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.
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What does the course cover?

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

  • Monthly routine service of fire pumpsets
  • Six-monthly routine service of fire pumpsets
  • Identification of defects and impediments that affect systems performance 
  • Documentation and reporting of results
  • Basic principles of operation and purpose of pumpsets and their components
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, water supply tanks, types of pumpsets and pumpset interfaces and controllers.
What are the benefits of taking this course?
  • Our Fundamentals courses provide a pathway to build you knowledge and expand you skills, providing opportunities of career progression.
  • Provides an understanding of the basic principles of fire pumpsets, giving participants the foundation knowledge and kills to perform routine service activities on fire pumpsets.
  • The course plays a pivotal role in building your skills and knowledge, providing the foundation to enable further training 
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?

The course, combined with the Fundamental Servicing of Fire Hydrant Systems course forms part of the requirements needed by FPAS Accredited Fire Safety Assessors for Fire Hydrant Systems (level 1).

Additionally, practitioners also need to complete:

  • The FPAS Fire Safety Assessment Common Units Course, and 
  • Hold a Certificate ll or higher qualification in engineering, construction, plumbing, electrical, fire safety or property services.
The course also forms part of the application requirements for FPAS Inspect and Test for sprinklers and pumpsets.

Need help?

Let us demystify licensing and accreditation requirements and identify the training you require. Use the Course Enquiry button at the top of the page and one of our industry experts will be in touch with simple, straightforward 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 servicing fire pumpsets

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:
Inspect and test fire pumpsets