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Fire Protection Maintenance Training

FPA Australia is a registered training organisation (RTO) that is committed to improving the competence of fire protection technicians. We offer two nationally recognised qualifications, and a range of around 40 individual units of competency for technicians to select from. Our qualifications and units meet the needs of many of the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC) Fire Occupational Licences, and the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases (SGG) Extinguishing Agents Handling Licences.


Our Fire Protection Maintenance product range is delivered as self-study units, where each student enrols and receives materials to work through in their own time and pace. Once self study has taken place students can then enrol in one of the regular Assessment Sessions in order to be assessed.


Assessment Sessions are regularly held in most capital cities and some major towns around Australia, and those who are interested can select to either enrol directly into the next available session or join a waiting list.


FPA Australia also administers the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) which recognises qualified and competent fire protection technicians working in the test and inspect fields. Students who achieve competence in units from the new CPP20511 and CPP30811 will be well on the way to gaining accreditation in this Scheme.


To learn more about the training and assessment offered by FPA Australia, download the relevant documents below. To learn more about Assessment Sessions happening near you click here. To learn more about FPAS, visit the FPAS page.


Important Training Information


Student Handbook

Remote Assessment Guide

CPP Unit Overview 

Unique Student Identifier 

Training and Assessment Calendar 



Mapping and Credit Transfer


Mapping and Credit Transfer Application Form


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.







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Fire Protection Association Australia - RTO Code 20851