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FPA Australia's Compliance Team manages annual scheduled audits for individuals under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) and Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD).

FPA Australia is committed to auditing a certain proportion of practitioners each year to ensure ongoing compliance and the highest possible standards of performance.



Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) Audits

FPA Australia are required to audit ten percent (10%) of accredited individuals, in accordance with the New South Wales Government Requirements.


Our Auditing and Compliance Policy & Procedures ensure transparency within this space and allows individuals to understand how we audit. For more information on the potential outcomes of an audit, please refer to the Disciplinary Process.



FPAS Record Keeping

Individuals accredited under FPAS are required to maintain detailed records about their workplace activities (WPA's) for the purposes of auditing.


To assist with this, FPA Australia has developed two WPA Forms and two prior Experience forms for Fire Safety Assessors and FIre Systems Designers. These forms will allow practitioners to document their work since becoming accredited and their prior experience separately.
While these forms are not mandatory, they provide a strong foundation for recordkeeping and cover the requirements for audit.


Form 1 documents for Fire Safety Assessors:


FPAA Form 1A - WPA List (FSA)




FPAA Form 1B - Prior Experience (FSA)





Form 1 documents for Fire Systems Designers:


FPAA Form 1C - WPA List (FSD)




FPAA Form 1D - Prior Experience (FSD)





Questions regarding FPAS Auditing and compliance should be emailed to  



Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) Audits

The Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) Auditing and Compliance Policy and Procedures outline the policy and procedures applied to the audits and investigation of individuals accredited under the Bushfire Planning and Design Schemes.


This document covers the procedures for auditing and investigations conducted by FPA Australia and should be read in conjunction with the relevant Auditing of Practitioners section in the practitioner's Bushfire Planning and Design Accreditation Scheme handbook.

Within Western Australia, FPA Australia have an arrangement to audit 20% of all accredited practitioners in the state.

Within New South Wales and other states where an FPA Australia scheme is recognised, no agreement is currently in place. However, to maintain compliance FPA Australia will audit 10% of all accredited practitioners in the state.


Questions regarding BPAD Auditing and compliance should be emailed to