Specifically designed to offer apprentices the best possible training experience, enrolments are now open for the Fire Protection and Control apprenticeship training program.

Apprenticeship Program: Fire Protection Control

Certificate III in Fire Protection Control (UEE31011)

Nationally Recognised Training


The best and brightest trainees will be attracted by the strong fire protection and control training together with the State of the art practical facilities for the focus and practical elements of this apprenticeship program. Participants will gain skills in the use of new and existing fire industry technologies and equipment with support from leading manufacturers of fire equipment.

This qualification provides competencies to understand, select, install, set up, commission, test, fault find, repair and maintain fire protection systems in multiple, commercial and industrial premises. The college, with industry input, uses current fire panels and detectors with comprehensive practical facilities and full hands on training.

This training is conducted under the electrotechnology regulations, structure and requirements.

Course Details

Entry Requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice in the relevant industry and have a signed up through an Australian Apprenticeship Centre, stating The Service Trades College Australia as the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The additional benefits provided in the apprenticeship training program are funded by BERT Training Queensland, thanks to the Plumbers Union Queensland and the Master Plumbers Association’s Major’s Group.

Participation in this apprenticeship is via an Expression of Interest and is only available to eligible employers and their apprentices.

If you are not eligible for participation in the apprenticeship program, you can still enrol your apprentice at the College and undertake the standard curriculum delivery, although BERT Training Queensland will not fund any additional benefits for your trainee.

Face to Face Learning

On Campus learning allows you to learn in a traditional classroom environment. This form of learning gives you the opportunity to bounce ideas off your facilitator and others within your learning group. The trainers have an understanding of learning difficulties and can assist with the speed of training.

Together with eProfiling the college monitors the trainee’s progression throughout the apprenticeship and recommends if any extra industry involvement is required to achieve the required skill sets.

Training is delivered at our state of the art Brendale Campus, North Brisbane. The Campus provides multiple simulated work environments and relevant practical projects that provide dynamic and practical learning in a safe setting. Our knowledgeable trainers utilise the latest industry methods and equipment to prepare specialists for the future.

Block Release

Block release is a form of scheduled learning structure to support learners, employers and industry, to reinforce individual development. Block training typically consists of College attendance once a year for a four week block Monday to Friday (7am –3pm). At apprenticeship commencement an individual training plan is developed for each apprentice. The duration of attendance may vary depending on the stage and the units of competency specified in the apprentices individual training plan.

Resources required

Personal protective equipment supplied by trainee:

  • cotton drill Long sleeve shirt and cotton drill long leg trousers
  • protective footwear steel capped (AS/NZ 2210)
  • clear safety glasses or clip-ons, if prescription glasses are normally worn (AS/NZ 1336 or 1337)
  • ear protection – ear muffs or plugs (AS/NZ 1269 or 1270)

Additional mandatory safety equipment required for welding classes:

  • long sleeve cotton drill shirts and long cotton drill pants, or overalls (no nylon)
  • oxy welding goggles
  • gauntlet leather welding gloves

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress or not wearing the required PPE will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Important Information for Year 12 graduates:

You are eligible for fee-free training for this course if you:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Studies Authority or equivalent

  • within 12 months of completing Year 12 in Queensland enrol and start study within 12 months of completing Year 12 in Queensland in 2013 or 2014 (e.g. if you graduated in 2014, you must enrol before the end of the 2015)

  • live permanently in Queensland.

Course Modules and Units

Year 1

  • CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the construction industry
  • CPPFES2043A Prevent ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions
  • HLTCPR211A Perform CPR (Paradise First Aid RTO: 32268)
  • HLTFA311A Apply First Aid (Paradise First Aid RTO: 32268)
  • UEENEEE020B Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
  • UEENEEP013A Disconnect/reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring

Year 2

  • UEENEEC022B Participate in fire protection control work and competency developments
  • UEENEEC001B maintain documentations
  • UEENEEC010B Deliver a service to customers
  • UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c circuits
  • UEENEEH102A Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • UEENEEE108A Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for ELV circuits
  • UEENEEH111A Trouble shoot single phased input d.c power supplies
  • UEENEEP018A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage devices using set procedures
  • UEENEEH161A Install fire detection and warning systems apparatus
  • UEENEEE119A solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c circuits

Year 3

  • UEENEEF102A Install and maintain cabling for multi access to telecommunication services (JB Hunter Technology RTO: 90277)
  • UEENEEF104A Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling (JB Hunter Technology RTO: 90277)
  • UEENEEH162A Verify compliance and functionality of fire protection installations
  • UEENEED104A Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • UEENEEH163A Enter and verify programs in preparations for commissioning for protection systems
  • UEENEEH164A Commission commercial fire protection systems
  • UEENEEH165A Troubleshoot fire protection systems



Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. The Indicative total qualification fee is $1700.80, for more information on Nominal Hour Rates for the course visit NCVER Nominal Hours and download the Nationally Agreed Hours attachment where you will find individual units and total nominal hours for those units.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Western Australia

As a provider of Future Skills WA training, eligible apprentices and trainees will be charged a student contribution fee of $3.25 per nominal hour. The Indicative total qualification fee is $3,061.50, for more information on Nominal Hour Rates for the course visit WA Nominal Hours Guide and click on the UEE11 – Electrotechnology link.

Concession Rates:
Eligible students are entitled to a 50% concession rate on fees for training.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.
For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.


On successful completion of this course you will receive UEE31011 – Certificate III in Fire Protection Control qualification. Graduating apprentices will meet the qualifications required for Queensland Government and QBCC licences in:

  • Fire Protection and Control (Cert III)
  • Facility to apply for an EAHL Class 6 (after the require experience)
  • Restricted cabling license (with the facility to obtain an open cablers licence with endorsements)
  • Restricted electrical licence – QLD only (with the ability to work with electrical equipment within your trade).

The combination of industry specific trade training, important life skills and leading-edge training facilities will add substantial value to this apprenticeship program.

How to Enrol

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want The Service Trades College Australia to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract and they will contact the College.

Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are two ways that a student may obtain credit towards their program of study.


Credit Transfer is an administrative process, by which a training provider recognizes and accepts Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by another Registered Training Organization (RTO).

It allows a student to obtain credit for already, successfully completed formal training which is equivalent to a component in a current program the student is enrolled in. The student may have been formally trained by the RTO they are currently enrolled with, or by another RTO where the component is recognized as equivalent by the current RTO.

To be granted Credit Transfer the student must provide evidence of successful completion of the component, generally in the form of an academic transcript. Where Credit Transfer is granted, no training needs to take place in that component of the program. For the student it may reduce the time it takes to complete their program of study, however it does not necessarily reduce the cost.


RPL is the acknowledgement of a person’s skills and knowledge acquired through previous relevant training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject or a whole qualification. A student may apply for RPL upon enrolling with the training provider. The applicant must supply evidence to substantiate the claim for credit. This may be in a form of a portfolio with relevant documentation such as a resume, third party verifications, statutory declarations, photographic evidence of work performed, copies of current licenses and academic transcripts and competency conversations, etc. Evidence supplied in support of an RPL application must be assessed and mapped by the RTO for RPL to be granted. Unlike credit transfer the student has not previously been assessed as being competent and must go through an assessment process to be awarded RPL. RPL cannot be given for partial Units of Competency. Where a Not Yet Competent (NYC) decision is given by the assessor, a student may complete those particular units though Gap Training. The outcome of an RPL application is either the applicant is issued a qualification or Statement of Attainment for the units applied for or a partial Statement of Attainment with the recommendation that further gap training be undertaken for units deemed NYC. It’s important to note that an RTO is unable to issue a partial qualification. Only a full qualification can be issued once competence has been achieved for all units within the qualification.


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460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury QLD 4107


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