The nature of certification demands attention to detail and an ability to identify cause and effect
and apply solutions to a wide variety of unpredictable situations.

Certificate IV – Fire Systems Compliance (30903QLD)

Nationally Recognised Training

Overview

As a fire systems certifier, your work is essential to public safety. The industry may be small but the contribution you will make to safety of the Australian people, their workplaces and utilities cannot be under-estimated. The nature of certification demands attention to detail and an ability to identify cause and effect and apply solutions to a wide variety of unpredictable situations.

Through training using the most appropriate level of individual supervision, participants will acquire knowledge and skills in the certification of the installation and maintenance of various fire protection systems.


Course Details

Why Choose This Course?

The Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance is a Post-Trade Qualification that is intended to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to certify the correct installation and maintenance of fire protection equipment in accordance with Australian Standards and regulatory requirements. In addition, participants on this training course will gain the knowledge and skills required to prepare a fire protection certification statement or report.

Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance and Statements of Attainment for individual units of competency are recognised by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) as the successful completion of technical requirements for fire protection licensing certification endorsement. Information regarding Occupational Licensing is available from Commission at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au.

Entry Requirements

The ‘certify’ licence class for Fire Occupational Licensing is generally for people who operate at a higher level than the install and maintain licence class. White card ie. CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry is a pre-requisite requirement for entry into this qualification. Refer to the Terms and Conditions on the Participant enrolment form for more information. Participants must have:

  • At least two (2) years experience in the industry and access to a suitable workplace to undertake the research activities and work based projects
  • An intermediate level of numeracy, literacy and computer skills
  • Access to relevant Australian Standards, Codes, Legislation and other relevant documentation
Distance Learning

The qualification is delivered via distance education in a self-paced mode with tutorials and workshops offered at regular intervals depending upon demand. Support is available from an industry facilitator to assist with research and assignment task.

Timeframe

As a guide only, you should set aside between 12 to 24 months to complete this course. The time frame will also be influenced by your experience and current workload.


Units/Assessment

Multiple streams are available within Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance.

Units Offered

There are a total of nine Units to be delivered for this course, i.e. five Core Units that cover common skills for fire system certifiers and four Electives Units.

Core Units (5) that cover common skills for fire system certifiers:
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry: CPCOHS2001A
  • Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications: CPCCCM2001A
  • Carry Out Measurements and Calculations: CPCCCM1005A
  • Identify Fire Safety System Inspection Requirements: PRMFSSI02A
  • Prepare a Fire Protection Statement or Report: QLD344REP1A
Elective Units (4) (Some elective units cover small topics with less required knowledge, others are larger topics with extensive underpinning knowledge)
  • Certify fire alarm & detection systems (installation): QLD344ALI2A
  • Certify emergency warning and intercommunication systems (installation): QLD344EWI3A
  • Certify fire alarm & detection systems (maintenance): QLD344ALM4A
  • Certify emergency warning and intercommunication systems (maintenance): QLD344EWM5A

Units Offered

There are a total of nine (9) Units to be delivered for this course, i.e. five (5) Core Units that cover common skills for fire systems certifiers and four (4) Elective Units.

Core Units (5) that cover common skills for fire system certifiers:
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry: CPCOHS2001A
  • Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications: CPCCCM2001A
  • Carry Out Measurements and Calculations: CPCCCM1005A
  • Identify Fire Safety System Inspection Requirements: PRMFSSI02A
  • Prepare a Fire Protection Statement or Report: QLD344REP1A
Elective Units (4) (Some elective units cover small topics with less required knowledge, others are for larger topics with extensive underpinning knowledge):
  • Certify portable fire appliances (selection, location and installation): QLD344POR6A
  • Certify maintenance of portable fire appliances, wheeled fire extinguishers and delivery lay-flat fire hose (on-site): QLD344POR7A
  • Certify maintenance of portable fire appliances, wheeled fire extinguishers and delivery lay-flat fire hose (workshop): QLD344POR8A
  • Certify fire hose reel systems (maintenance): QLD344HRM9A

Units Offered

There are a total of seven (7) Units to be delivered for this course, i.e. five (5) Core Units that cover common skills for fire system certifiers and two (2) Elective Units.

Core Units (5) that cover common skills for fire system certifiers:
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry: CPCOHS2001A
  • Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications: CPCCCM2001A
  • Carry Out Measurements and Calculations: CPCCCM1005A
  • Identify Fire Safety System Inspection Requirements: PRMFSSI02A
  • Prepare a Fire Protection Statement or Report: QLD344REP1A
Elective Units (2) (Some elective units cover small topics with less required knowledge, others are for larger topics with extensive underpinning knowledge):
  • Certify fire doors, fire shutters and associated hardware (installation): QLD344PAI300A
  • Certify fire doors, fire shutters and associated hardware (maintenance): QLD344PAM31A

Units Offered

There are a total of twenty (20) Units to be delivered for this course, i.e. five (5) Core Units that cover common skills for fire system certifiers and fifteen (15) Elective Units.

Core Units (5) that cover common skills for fire system certifiers:
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry: CPCOHS2001A
  • Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications: CPCCCM2001A
  • Carry Out Measurements and Calculations: CPCCCM1005A
  • Identify Fire Safety System Inspection Requirements: PRMFSSI02A
  • Prepare a Fire Protection Statement or Report: QLD344REP1A
Elective Units (15) (Some elective units cover small topics with less required knowledge, others are for larger topics with extensive underpinning knowledge):
  • Certify fire hose reel systems (installation): QLD344HRI6A
  • Certify fire hydrant systems (installation): QLD344HYI7A
  • Certify fire hose reel systems (maintenance): QLD344HRM9A
  • Certify fire hydrant systems (maintenance): QLD344HYM18A
  • Certify life safety domestic & residential fire sprinkler systems (installation): QLD344SDI19A
  • Certify life safety domestic & residential fire sprinkler systems (maintenance): QLD344SDM20A
  • Certify commercial & industrial fire sprinkler systems (installation): QLD344CII21A
  • Certify commercial & industrial fire sprinkler systems (maintenance): QLD344CIM22A
  • Certify pressure maintenance fire pump-sets (installation): QLD344PUI23A
  • Certify pressure maintenance of fire pump-sets (maintenance): QLD344PUM24A
  • Certify fire hose reel pump-sets (installation): QLD344PUI25A
  • Certify residential fire sprinkler pump-sets (installation): QLD344PUI26A
  • Certify fixed fire protection pump-sets (installation): QLD344PUI27A
  • Certify pre-assembled fire pump-sets (maintenance): QLD344PUM28A
  • Certify fixed fire protection pump-sets (maintenance): QLD344PUM29A
Assessment

Assessment for this course is predominantly workplace research and project with observations conducted by a qualified assessor. Subsequently, participants must have access to a relevant workplace for the applicable licence class they are seeking to obtain. Completion of the course is dependents on the participants successfully completing all assigned tasks.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants wishing to apply for RPL should contact The Service Trades College for further information on (07) 3255 5698


Cost

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions included with the Service Trades College Enrolment Form. Refunds are available in certain circumstances. Information on refunds is available in the Terms and Conditions and the Service Trades College Student Handbook.

Hydrants, Hose Reels,
Sprinklers and Pump-Sets

Total price: $2,925.00
Full payment before commencement

Fire Fighting Appliances

Total price: $2,511.00
Full payment before commencement

Passive Fire Equipment

Total price: $1,953.00
Full payment before commencement

Fire Detection Systems

Total price: $2,511.00
Full payment before commencement


Outcomes

On successful completion of all assessment requirements for all units of competency (core and elective), participants will be issued with Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance for the applicable stream completed. Successful completion of individual units of competency will result in the issuance of a Statement of Attainment for the relevant units.

Successful completion of this course will allow the participant to apply to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for the applicable Fire occupational Licence class for the stream undertaken.

Before enrolling please refer to the QBCC for confirmation of correct units for the applicable license class outcome you wish to gain.

Applicable Licences After Completion

For Licence Class – Certify

  • The successful completion of Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance (Fire Detection Systems)

For Licence Class – Certify

  • The successful completion of Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance (Hydrants, Sprinkler and Pump-Sets)

For Licence Class – Certify

  • The successful completion of Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance (Hydrants, Sprinkler and Pump-Sets)

For Licence Class – Certify

  • The successful completion of Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance (Passive Fire Equipment)

For Licence Class – Certify

  • The successful completion of Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance (Fire Fighting Appliances)

How to Enrol

Enrol now by contacting the College on 07 3255 5698 or email to info@tstca.com.au

Location

The Service Trades College Australia
460-492 Beaudesert Road,
Salisbury QLD 4107

Duration

1 to 2 years to complete

Cost

Hydrants, Hose Reels, Sprinklers & Pumpsets (HHRPS): $2,925

Fire Fighting Appliances (FFA): $2,511

Passive Fire Equipment (PFE): $1,953

Fire Detection Systems (FDS): $2,511

Course Calendar

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Apply

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CONTACT US: Phone: 07 3255 5698 Email: info@tstca.com.au

All information was accurate at time of publication, however College policies, fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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