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CPP30821 Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing


This qualification is provided for fire protection technicians who are currently employed in the industry and responsible for non-trade installation and regular servicing of fire protection equipment and systems. This includes Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA) members and non-members.  


At Certificate III level, fire protection technicians may specialise in activities relating to certain types of systems, such as:


  • installing and commissioning pre-engineered fire-suppression systems
  • installing gaseous fire-suppression system containers and actuators
  • conducting complex servicing of fire protection systems.


Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to fire protection inspection and testing in some states and territories.



Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enrol 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 12 - 18 months.


For a student to be awarded this CPP30821 Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing qualification, they must successfully complete 16 units of competency (6 core and 10 elective units).


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



Units of Competency


BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities

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 10 elective Units in total


CPPFES2003 Safely move loads and dangerous goods

CPPFES2047 Inspect and test control and indicating equipment

CPPFES3024 Inspect and maintain portable foam-generating equipment

CPPFES3042 Install and commission pre-engineered fire-suppression systems

CPPFES3044 Interpret installation requirements for gaseous fire-suppression systems

CPPFES3045 Install gaseous agent containers and actuators

CPPFES3046 Decommission gaseous agent containers and actuators

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

BSBLDR301 Support effective workplace relationships

BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safety 



Course Outline

For further information please refer to the Course Outline


Fees & Payment 

Pleaser refer to the Schedule of Fees



To enrol in CPP30821 Certificate III 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