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11002NAT
Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance

with selected Stream

OVERVIEW

QUEENSLAND DELIVERY

Fire Industry Training (FiT) offers this qualification that allow Fire Protection workers to be able to certify fire protection systems.

It will provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to:

  • undertake a visual inspection of a fire protection system, and detect any altered, damaged, or compromised aspects within the system
  • determine the fire protection system’s compliance with Australian and international standards, Building Code of Australia requirements and manufacturer’s specifications
  • provide a report (including a certificate) which states the compliance or non-compliance of fire protection systems.

DURATION AND STRUCTURE

The range of hours are dependent on the stream chosen. It is expected participants will be required to engage in learning from six months to two years.

Students will be required to complete workplace-based projects, online learning activities and attend web-based classroom sessions, all the time supported by a qualified Trainer. Once all learning requirements have been achieved the student will be required to complete the associated assessment tools.

The course is devided into Streams of training:

  • Fire Detection Systems
  • Fire Fighting Appliances
  • Special Hazards
  • Passive Fire Equipment
  • Hydrants, Hose Reels, Sprinklers & Pumpsets.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

For a student to be awarded the 11002NAT Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance qualification they must successfully complete ALL core units of competency and elective units related to the selected Stream/s:

Stream CORE Elective Total no. units
Fire Detection Systems 5 4 9
Fire Fighting Appliances 5 3 8
Special Hazards 5 6 11
Passive Fire Equipment 5 2 7
Hydrants, Hose Reels,
Sprinklers & Pumpsets
5 10 15

Units of Competency+x

Core Units
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2005 Use construction tools and equipment
NAT11002001 Identify fire safety system inspection requirements
NAT11002002 Prepare a fire protection certification statement or report
Fire Detection Systems stream
NAT11002003 Certify the installation of fire alarms and detection systems
NAT11002004 Certify the installation of emergency warning and intercommunication systems
NAT11002005 Certify the maintenance of fire alarms and detection systems
NAT11002006 Certify the maintenance of emergency warning and intercommunication systems
Fire Fighting Appliances stream
NAT11002007 Certify the selection, location and installation of portable fire appliances
NAT11002008 Certify the maintenance of portable fire appliances, fire extinguishers and lay-flat fire hose
NAT11002019 Certify the maintenance of fire hose reel systems
Special Hazards stream
NAT11002009 Certify the installation of foam suppression systems
NAT11002010 Certify the installation of wet and dry chemical suppression systems
NAT11002011 Certify the installation of gaseous fire suppression systems
NAT11002012 Certify the maintenance of foam suppression systems
NAT11002013 Certify the maintenance of wet and dry chemical suppression systems
NAT11002014 Certify the maintenance of gaseous fire suppression systems
Passive Fire Equipment stream
NAT11002015 Certify the installation of fire doors, fire shutters and associated hardware
NAT11002016 Certify the maintenance of fire doors, fire shutters and associated hardware
Hydrants, Hose Reels, Sprinklers and Pumpsets stream
NAT11002017 Certify the installation of fire hose reel systems
NAT11002018 Certify the installation of fire hydrant systems
NAT11002019 Certify the maintenance of fire hose reel systems
NAT11002020 Certify the maintenance of fire hydrant systems
NAT11002021 Certify the installation of life safety domestic and residential fire sprinkler systems
NAT11002022 Certify the maintenance of life safety domestic and residential fire sprinkler systems
NAT11002023 Certify the installation of commercial and industrial fire sprinkler systems
NAT11002024 Certify the maintenance of commercial and industrial fire sprinkler systems
NAT11002025 Certify the installation of fixed fire protection pumpsets
NAT11002026 Certify the maintenance of fixed fire protection pumpsets

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To enter this course an applicant must be able to demonstrate they hold current industry knowledge, which FiT defines as at minimum 2 years’ experience as a licensed Fire Protection tradesperson within the stream they are looking to enrol into.

Throughout the enrolment process the applicant must provide evidence to demonstrate experience within relevant work activities, including:

  • Copy of the relevant job description and pay slips to validate the job description
  • Written support from their employer
  • Signed copy of their current resume or CV
  • Examples of work
  • Certified copies of other relevant formal and informal training certificates or statements of learning.

To complete training applicants will also need access to:

  • a suitable workplace to undertake research activities and work-based projects
  • a licenced supervisor in the stream you are looking to attain
  • relevant Australian Standards, Codes & Legislations.

It is recommended that students can demonstrate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT TRANSFERS

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment-only process. RPL captures evidence from a student who has already learned in other courses, from life and/or work experience, and from any training at work. This 'Prior Learning' must be relevant to one or more of the units of competency they are enrolling in. A student who is assessed through RPL as competent in a unit is not required to do that unit in the course.

If you believe you have completed a unit of competency in another formal learning experience, you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer (CT). You will have to provide a certified copy of the Statement of Results or Statement of Attainment through the enrolment process as evidence. If a CT is identified, you will not have to complete the unit again or be charged for that unit.

QUALIFICATION AND STATEMENT

On successful completion of 11002NAT Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance, students will be awarded a Qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who partially complete the Certificate.

PATHWAYS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There are no articulation arrangements in place for this course.

This Certificate includes three units of competency from the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. Completion of those units provides pathways into qualifications including those units of competency.

FEES & PAYMENT

FiT offers a range of accredited and non-accredited courses which do not attract government funding. Eligible individuals may attract industry or employee fund subsidies. As these arrangements vary from state to state and according to an individual’s circumstances, please contact FiT to discuss these options.

Fire Detection Systems
  Student Full Fee:   $5,373
  NFIA Member Fee: $2,511

Fire Fighting Appliances
  Student Full Fee:   $5,373
  NFIA Member Fee: $2,511

Special Hazards Fire Equipment
  Student Full Fee:   $6,567
  NFIA Member Fee: $3,069

Passive Fire Equipment
  Student Full Fee:   $4,179
  NFIA Member Fee: $1,953

Hydrants, Hose Reels, Sprinklers and Pumpsets
  Student Full Fee:   $6,447
  NFIA Member Fee: $2,925

FiT will issue an invoice for payment upon submission of enrolment ($1,500), with the balance to be paid in $1,500 instalments at the commencement of each new unit/stream until the balance is paid.