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CPC50509
Diploma of Fire Systems Design

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COURSE CURRENTLY UNDER REDEVELOPMENT, ENQUIRE IN 2019

OVERVIEW

NATIONAL DELIVERY

This Diploma supports the role of Fire Systems Designers who prepare detailed technical designs and documentation for water-based fire suppression systems and/or fire detection and occupant warning systems.
This qualification meets the requirements of the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC) and includes a stream to qualify for the annual certification of fire systems.

DURATION AND STRUCTURE

Fire Industry Training (FiT) delivers this course through distance learning using a, combination of blended learning, work place based learning and submission of project work for assessment. Students have 24 months from the commencement date to complete all the course.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

To be awarded the Qualification, students are required to successfully complete the following 12 units of competency (4 core and 8 elective units):

Cluster 1 - Fire Systems Diploma (Core)+x

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Weeks
CPCSFS5001A Define scope and hazard level of fire systems design projects C 1-4
CPCSFS5002A Research and interpret detailed fire systems design project requirements C 5-8
CPCSFS5005A Research and evaluate fire systems technologies and components C 9-14
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry C 15-16

Cluster 2 - Water-Based Systems +x

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Weeks
CPCSFS5003A Develop plans and methodology for fire systems design projects E 17-20
CPCSFS5006A Create detailed designs for fire sprinkler systems E 21-32
CPCPCM4013A Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software E 17-32

Cluster 3 - Water-Based Systems+x

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Weeks
CPCSFS5007A Create detailed designs for hydrant and hose reel systems E 33-40
CPCSFS5009A Create detailed designs for fire systems’ water supplies E 40-51
CPCSFS5010A Provide documentation and support for fabrication of fire sprinkler systems E 52-57

Cluster 4 - Water-Based Systems+x

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Weeks
CPCSFS5011A Provide design documentation and review and support fire system installation processes E 58-63
CPCSFS5013A Support commissioning processes and finalise fire systems design projects E 64-71

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students will need to be currently working as a Fire Systems Designer in the Fire Protection Industry and will require a workplace mentor, as learning is a union between FiT training & the workplace. There are no formal pre-requisites for this qualification however you will be expected to have access to: 

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Skype
  • National Construction Code of Australia
  • Australian Standards.
It is recommended that students are able to demonstrate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT TRANSFER

Students with relevant industry experience or who hold one or more units of competency delivered in this course and who can demonstrate experience within the last two years, are encouraged to discuss the matter with FiT, as formal recognition may shorten the duration of the course.

QUALIFICATION AND STATEMENT

On successful completion of CPC50509 Diploma of Fire Systems Design, students will be awarded a Qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who partially completed the Diploma.

PATHWAYS

This qualification offers pathways into industry specific short course or a higher level qualification designed to maximise employability, including CPC80115 Graduate Certificate in Fire System Design Management.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from this course will be able to build on their career as a Fire Systems Designer in the Fire Protection Industry.

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.

FULL FEE STUDENTS: 

 Full Qualification $7,800
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 1
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 2
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 3
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 4
 $1,800 – Final payment paid on completion of Semester 4.

 RPL Application $5,850
 $1,125 – Paid on commencement of Semester 1
 $1,125 – Paid on commencement of Semester 2
 $1,125 – Paid on commencement of Semester 3
 $1,125 – Paid on commencement of Semester 4
 $1,350 – Final payment paid on completion of Semester 4.

NFIA MEMBER:

 Full Qualification $7,000
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 1
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 2
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 3
 $1,500 – Paid on commencement of Semester 4
 $1,000 – Final payment paid on completion of Semester 4.

 RPL Application $5,000
 $1,000 – Paid on commencement of Semester 1
 $1,000 – Paid on commencement of Semester 2
 $1,000 – Paid on commencement of Semester 3
 $1,000 – Paid on commencement of Semester 4
 $1,000 – Final payment paid on completion of Semester 4.