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