Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing Trainee Technician Course

Routine service and installation of
fire extinguishers and blankets

Fire Protection Training - Fire Extinguisher course

Routine Service and Installation of Fire Extinguishers and Blankets

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake routine servicing and installation of fire extinguishers and blankets. It includes six-monthly and yearly servicing tasks.

Who’s it for?

  • This course is for routine service technicians commencing a career in the fire protection industry and for experienced technicians working in other parts of the industry, to develop additional skills and knowledge to conduct routine service of fire extinguishers and blankets.
  • Experienced technicians can use the course to top up and validate
    existing skills and knowledge.

Are there any special requirements needed to take this course?

  • Participants must be employed in the fire industry or be capable of  conducting routine service of specific fire protection equipment under  supervision in the workplace.
  • Participants require access to a personal computer or tablet and have basic  computer skills to enable use of the on-line learning system.
Certificate II Fire Protection Inspection Testing Trainee Technician Course CPP20521 Extinguishers

course information

What does the course cover?

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

  • Six-monthly and yearly routine service of fire extinguishers and fire blankets in the field
  • Installation of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and appropriate signage and cabinets at customer premises in accordance with Australian Standards and building regulations
  • Determination of the correct type of extinguisher to meet fire hazards present in the area to be protected
  • Understanding of the installation requirements specified in building regulations and Australian Standards
  • Documentation and reporting of results
  • Working safely including identifying hazards and risks associated with testing.
What are the benefits of taking this course?
  • The course provides technicians with foundation skills and knowledge to succeed in the fire protection industry.
  • Provides confidence in correctly identifying the installation requirements for fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • Competently undertake routine service of fire extinguishers and fire blankets to protect clients in the event of fire
  • Provides a base level of routine servicing knowledge to be used as a stepping stone to further training on more advanced systems and equipment
How long does the course take to complete?
  • The course is self-paced and typically takes 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 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?
  • Completion of this course will assist participants meet the requirements of accreditation and licensing in the fire protection industry.
  • When combined with the Routine Service of Fire Hose Reels course, the FPAS Inspect and Test Common Units Course and unit CPPFES2005 Demonstrate First Attack Firefighting Equipment, practitioners will be eligible for qualified accreditation for FPAS Inspect and Test category 7 (Portable Fire Equipment and Fire Hose Reels – Complex)
  • Each state and territory government determines the licence or accreditation requirements for fire protection work in their jurisdiction.  Further information on these requirements can be found here.
  • Need help? Let us demystify licensing and accreditation requirements and identify the training you require. Complete our course selection form here.
Additional Training Opportunities

This course provides the skills for routine servicing and installation of fire extinguishers and blankets. Participants should undertake the FPAS Inspect and Test Common Units course prior to commencing this course or undertake both courses concurrently.

I'm already experienced, is this course for me?
  • Training for this course is delivered in the workplace via self paced learning.  This method allows participants to choose how much training they undertake prior to assessment.
  • Experienced individuals can proceed direct to assessment or refresh their existing skills and knowledge by reviewing the provided learning materials prior to undertaking the required assessments.
  • To select this pathway, enrol in the training course and proceed to assessment when you are ready.

Course Fees

Standard Enrolment $530

  • 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 needs

Course outcomes

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

Unit Code:
Install portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets