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Training deadlines for SA routine service registration

Posted on : Friday, 25 October 2019

Under changes introduced earlier this year by the South Australian Government, new restricted classes of plumbing registration covering individuals performing routine service work on fire protection systems have been introduced and will become required in South Australia during 2020.

 

Prior to their introduction next year, individuals conducting the work in South Australia that these new classes of registration cover may need to enrol to complete relevant units of competency, if those individuals don't already hold the required units. This is part of a grace period developed by the SA Government in consultation with industry, including FPA Australia.

 

If your work is covered by one of these classes of registration, you may need to register for relevant training courses as soon as 1 November 2020.

 

There are two restricted classes of plumbing registration being introduced;
 

  • Hydrant and hose reel 'test and inspect' registration, covering routine service of fire hose reels (up to yearly) and fire hydrants (up to six-monthly); and
  • General 'test and inspect' registration, covering fire hydrants, fire pumpsets and fire sprinkler systems (up to six-monthly) as well as fire hose reels (up to yearly).

 

A Trainee registration class is also available for new employees allowing them to undertake routine service work under supervision of a person who holds full registration, whilst they complete the required training.

 

Individuals undertaking unsupervised routine service work covered by the general 'test and inspect' registration must be enrolled in a relevant training course prior to 1 November 2019, and must complete that course and have been granted registration prior to 1 April 2020.

 

Individuals undertaking unsupervised routine service work covered by the hydrant and hose reel 'test and inspect' registration must be enrolled in a relevant training course prior to 1 January 2020, and must complete that course and have been granted registration prior to 1 July 2020.

 

FPA Australia has developed a custom training course for each of the two restricted registration classes, and enrolments are available now.

 

If you work in routine service of fire protection systems in South Australia, make sure you meet the new requirements. Click the link below to ensure you don't miss the 1 November training enrolment deadline.

 

Learn more and enrol