Training & Education
Important Information for
As of 1 January 2015, new students of FPA Australia (and any
other Registered Training Organisation) must have a Unique
Student Identifier (USI) as introduced by the Australian Government
Department of Industry.
Students have two options for obtaining a USI: you can apply for
the USI yourself and notify FPA Australia of this number when
enrolling or you can arrange to have FPA Australia apply for the
USI on your behalf.
If you would like FPA Australia to apply for the USI on your
behalf you are required to supply copies of two forms of
identification from those listed below.
- Driver's Licence
- Medicare Card
- Australian Passport
- Birth Certificate (Australian)
- Citizenship Certificate
You will also be required to read and sign the USI Privacy Notice in order for the
Association to process your application. SImply return these
documents to FPA Australia along with your enrolment. To find out
more download the USI factsheet or visit http://usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx#
FPA Australia's RTO offers self-study units allowing each
student to enrol and receive materials to work through in their own
time and pace. Students then select a public or private assessment
workshop, enabling them to quickly gain competence for skills
and knowledge they have gained. We also tailor training and
assessment specific to the needs of our clients for groups of six
or more people.
Currently we are offering CPP20511 Certificate II and
CPP30811 Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection &
Testing. These qualifications have recently been updated to include
best practise and current workplace practises.
Before enrolling in any of our qualifications or units of
competency, we recommend you read the Student Handbook below to
learn more about your rights and responsibilities when studying
with FPA Australia. The Student handbook includes information about
enrolling and assessment and also includes important information
about a range of fees and penalties that are applied for things
such as late cancellations and those who do not show up for a
confirmed place at an assessment workshop.
The Unit Overview below provides information on each of the
units of competency trained and assessed by FPA Australia. It is a
useful way to identify the training that suits your needs before
If you live in a remote area of Australia where attending a
public assessment workshop is a difficulty, then you may prefer
arranging a private assessment or undertaking your assessment using
the remote assessment option. Please read through the Remote
Assessment Guide below and contact FPA Australia Engagement &
Education for further assistance or to arrange a private
Important Training Information
Remote Assessment Guide
CPP Unit Overview
Mapping and Credit Transfer
Mappling and Credit Transfer Application
Do you hold a qualification or units of competency in Asset
Maintenance (fire protection equipment) but would like to update to
the new Fire Protection Inspection & Testing qualifications?
FPA Australia offers a service in qualification mapping. We can
review your completed qualification and, where your previous units
are equivalent to new units, issue you with a statement of
attainment in the new units.
This makes upgrading to the new qualifications much cheaper and
easier to achieve.
Complete the Mapping and Credit Transfer form and you will
receive a Mapping Report specific to your requirements which lists
your current units mapped against both a CPP20511 Certificate II
in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing and PP30811
Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing. The
report will show you which units are equivalent to those you hold,
and which units you will need to complete in order to upgrade to
the new qualifications. Where applicable the report will also show
you where FPA Australia will accept a gap assessment (a shortened
version of a full assessment) in order to complete a unit. Gap
assessment is substantially cheaper and faster than a full
assessment. You will also receive a statement of attainment for
those units that are equivalent and a $50 credit towards your next
enrolment with FPA Australia.