Routine Service of Fire Hose Reels

 

This Restricted Class allows you to undertake the following work:

 

  • Six monthly and annual routine servicing of fire hose reels in accordance with AS 1851; and
  • Repair of the fire hose reel components downstream of the hose reel spigot union/isolation valve

 

It does not allow you to undertake the following:

 

  • Replacement or relocation of an entire fire hose reel
  • The service of any interfaced equipment
  • Any other fire protection work including construction, installation, replacement, repair, maintenance, testing and commissioning work

 

 

Pathways to meet application requirements

 

FPA Australia offers two pathways to individuals depending on their level of experience.  Select the pathway most appropriate to your specific circumstances.

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Training Pathway

The Training pathway requires participants to complete training in routine service of fire hose reels through a workplace based training delivery model including "on the job" training. The course is only suitable for individuals employed in the fire protection industry who have access to a supervisor / mentor.

 

After completing the required training and gaining the necessary experience, participants are required to attend a scheduled assessment session or complete a remote assessment.

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, remote assessment for this class is preferred.

 

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Assessment Only Pathway

The Assessment Only pathway is for individuals who have been undertaking the work covered by this class for an extended period of time and who are capable of passing the required assessments without undertaking any formal training.


Participants who enrol in the Assessment Only pathway will be provided with training resource materials to help refresh their knowledge.  When ready for assessment, participants attend a scheduled assessment session or complete a remote assessment. 

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, remote assessment for this restricted class is preferred.

 

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Supporting Units of Competency 

All four fire protection restricted classes require applicants to complete three "supporting" units of competency that are common to all classes.  These units of competency are only required to be completed once, regardless of the number of restricted classes that an individual applies for.

 

The supporting units consist of:

 

  • CPPCMN2002A - Participate in workplace safety arrangements
  • CPPFES2004A - Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
  • CPPFES2006A - Prepare for installation and servicing operations

 

These units form part of the FPAS Accreditation Scheme as well as being core units in the Certificate II and Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing qualifications.  Applicants are encouraged to check if they have completed any supporting units prior to enrolment.

 

Completion of the supporting units of competency is undertaken through a workplace based training delivery model.

 

Applicants who require the supporting units can enrol at the same time as enrolling in the applicable pathway for each selected fire protection restricted class.  A separate enrolment fee is payable (see below).  

 

Recognition of previous training

Whilst the VBA stipulates units of competency from current national training packages, many individuals hold units of competency and/or qualifications from superseded qualifications.

 

Individuals with superseded qualifications, sufficient experience and current ability in a unit of competency can bypass the learning and go directly to the assessment by undertaking a process known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

A pre-determined RPL process is available for the "supporting" units.  Further information can be obtained by downloading the RPL Guide for VBA Supporting Units by clicking the button below.

 

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Training and Assessment Calendar

 

Training Pathway

Participants who select this pathway are able to enrol at any time as the training is conducted in the workplace.  When an applicant is ready to be assessed they are required to register to attend an assessment session (see below).

 

 

Assessment Only Pathway and Assessment Sessions

Due to Covid-19 the preferred mode of assessment for this class is to undertake remote assessment.  This is applicable for participants who select either the Training pathway or the Assessment Only pathway.

 

Further details on how to undertake practical assessment can be found here.

 

If you are unable to undertake a remote assessment, please contact FPA Australia to make alternative arrangements.

 

 

Training and Assessment Fees

 

Pathway

Members

Non members

Training Pathway

$270

$300

Assessment Only Pathway

$270

$300

 

 

 Supporting Units

Members

Training / RPL

Non members

Training / RPL

CPPCMN2002A - Participate in workplace safety arrangements

$225 / $180

$250 / $205

CPPFES2004A - Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and  systems

$225 / $180

$250 / $205

CPPFES2006A - Prepare for installation and servicing operations

$225 / $180

$250 / $205

 

 

A listing of all fees is available by clicking on the button below. Please contact FPA Australia for more information.

 

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Outcomes

 

After successfully completing the assessments, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the following:

 

  • Supporting Units (if enrolled)
    • CPPCMN2002A - Participate in workplace safety arrangements
    • CPPFES2004A - Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
    • CPPFES2006A - Prepare for installation and servicing operations

 

  • Units specific to this class
    • CPPFES2010A - Inspect and test fire hose reels

 

 

Additional Experience Requirements

 

The VBA requires an applicant to have a range of experience to be eligible to apply for registration, this includes:

 

  • Six-monthly servicing - completion of service jobs at 20 different sites OR 100 service job; and
  • Annual servicing - completion of service jobs at 20 different sites OR 100 service jobs.

 

 

Additional Requirements for Licensing

 

In addition to the requirements for registration, applicants for a licence are required to hold additional units of competency and specific insurances.

 

Further details on meeting the requirements to apply for a license for this class or to determine whether you require a licence are available here

 

    

Need Help

 

If you require assistance with the VBA restricted classes, the registration or license application requirements or information about the requirements for a licence please contact the VBA on 1300 815 127 or select an option below.

 

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If you require assistance with the pathway options offered by FPA Australia or need help with your enrolment, please contact the FPA Australia Training Team by email: training@fpaa.com.au or by calling (03) 8892 3182.

 

 

Training delivered by:

Fire Protection Association Australia - RTO Code 20851

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