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CPP20521 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing


This is a qualification for fire protection technicians responsible for non-trade installation and regular servicing of fire protection equipment and systems. Fire protection technicians may specialise in activities relating to certain groups of equipment or systems, such as:


  • inspecting and testing fire protection equipment in the field;
  • maintaining, testing and refilling extinguishers in the workshop;
  • inspecting, testing and maintaining pre-engineered fire-suppression systems;
  • inspecting and testing water-based fire-suppression systems;
  • inspecting, testing and maintaining gaseous fire-suppression systems;
  • inspecting, testing and maintaining passive fire and smoke containment products and systems;
  • inspecting and testing fire detection and warning systems; and
  • recovering, reclaiming, filling and storing scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents.



Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enroll into this course, students must demonstrate the following:


  • be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment;
  • currently employed in the industry/occupation with a nominated Workplace Supervisor or have a history of supervising employees in the workplace;
  • have access to resources in the workplace to enable the training and assessment requirements of the qualification; and
  • have work place approval from their employer (form provided by FPA Australia on enrolment enquiry).


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).


Duration & Structure

The qualification is delivered via a web-based induction session, online learning activities, self-paced study including completion of a Video Practical Assessment, and supported by qualified Trainers and Assessors.


The qualification is generally completed in approximately 6 - 12 months.


For a student to be awarded this CPP20521 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing qualification, they must successfully complete 13 units of competency (7 core and 6 elective units).


Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who partially complete the Certificate.


Units of Competency


BSBOPS203 Deliver a service to customers

BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management

CPPCMN2002 Participate in workplace safety arrangements

CPPFES2004 Identify and report on types of installed fire safety equipment and systems

CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

CPPFES2006 Prepare for installation and servicing operations

CPPFES2007 Maintain quality of work and promote continuous improvement


Select ONLY 6 elective Units in total


CPPFES2003 Safely move loads and dangerous goods

CPPFES2010 Inspect and test fire hose reels

CPPFES2011 Install portable fire extinguishers, fire cabinets and fire blankets

CPPFES2016 Inspect, test and maintain delivery layflat fire hoses

CPPFES2020 Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets

CPPFES2021 Inspect, test and maintain fire extinguishers

CPPFES2025 Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems

CPPFES2026 Inspect and test emergency and exit lighting systems

CPPFES2027 Inspect, test and maintain non-gaseous pre-engineered fire-suppression systems

CPPFES2029 Conduct functional tests on fire detection, warning and intercommunication devices 

CPPFES2035 Identify, inspect and test fire and smoke doors

CPPFES2037 Inspect and test fire hydrant systems

CPPFES2039 Identify, inspect and test passive fire and smoke containment products and systems

CPPFES2043 Apply regulations to prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

CPPFES2047 Inspect and test control and indicating equipment

CPPFES2048 Receive and dispatch scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents

CPPFES2049 Conduct recovery, reclaim and fill operations for scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents


Course Outline

For further information please refer to the Course Outline


Fees & Payment 

Pleaser refer to the Schedule of Fees



To enrol in CPP20521 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing with FPA Australia, please click here.


For more information download the Student Handbook.





Training delivered by: 

Fire Protection Association Australia - RTO Code 20851