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Domestic and Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire Protection

OVERVIEW

QUEENSLAND DELIVERY

This course is designed to assist existing workers in the Fire Protection & Plumbing Industries, who are seeking the endorsement of:

  • Restricted Water plumber – Fire Protection; Domestic and Residential in Queensland (covers water plumbing work that is installing, maintaining and testing domestic & residential fire sprinkler systems)

OR

  • Domestic/Residential Fire Protection Licence in Victoria.

DURATION AND STRUCTURE

This 10-day course is delivered via face-to-face, currently offered at the Queensland (Salisbury) campus.

UNITS OF COMPETENCIES

To complete this course, students are required to successfully complete the following units of competency:

  • CPCPFS3037A Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems
  • CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
  • CPCPFS4021A Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems, and
  • CPCPFS4024A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems.

If you have completed the Certificate III in Fire Protection, you may only need to complete CPCPFS4021A & CPCPFS4024A.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Prospective students are required be a licenced Sprinkler Fitter or Plumber and provide evidence which verifies their demonstrated experience within relevant work activities - examples of acceptable forms of evidence include:

  • Copy of the relevant Licence
  • Written support from their employer
  • Signed copy of their current resume or CV
  • Certified copies of relevant formal and informal training records; for example, Certificates or Statements of participation.

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).

ENTRY DATES

Currently offered at the Queensland (Salisbury) campus:

  • 14th - 25th January 2019
  • 3rd – 14th June 2019.

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 learnt 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 the course graduates will receive a Statement of Attainment.

PATHWAYS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students will develop skills that lead to:

  • Opportunity to apply to the QBCC for the Domestic and Residential endorsement
  • Work opportunities that include the requirement to be licensed or endorsed to carry out licensed work in Australian States and Territories where that requirement is mandated
  • An opportunity to run their own business
  • Further study to obtain other Units of Competency which are relevant to variety of Fire occupational licenses
  • Further study to obtain Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service
  • Further study to obtain a Diploma of Fire Design.

FEES

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 (Unsubsidised Student) $1,260

 CSQ Funded $630
  $150 - CPCPFS4021A Commission domestic & residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
  $480 - CPCPFS4024A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems.

CSQ Funding is available between 1st October 2017 unit 30th September 2018.