Certificate III in Fire Protection - CPC32813


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It provides a trade outcome in installing, testing and maintaining fire protection systems.


  • 37 units: 31 core
  • 6 elective


  • Carry out levelling
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Conduct functional water flow testing
  • Handle and store plumbing materials
  • Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
  • Design pre-calculated fire sprinkler systems
  • Fit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment
  • Operate personnel and materials hoists
  • Install control valve assemblies, actuating devices and local alarms
  • Install home fire sprinkler systems
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Install water pipe systems
  • Conduct annual functional testing of complex water-based fire-suppression systems
  • Work safely on roofs
  • Carry out interactive workplace communication
  • Carry out simple concreting and rendering
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
  • Test the integrity of water-based fire protection systems using pressure
  • Install trench support
  • Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems
  • Install fixed fire pumpsets
  • Install water service
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Install special hazard systems
  • Participate in workplace safety arrangements
  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
  • Cut and join sheet metal
  • Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
  • Prepare for installation and servicing operations
  • Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
  • Install water pumpsets
  • Inspect and test fire pumpsets
  • Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
  • Work safely at heights
  • Install distribution and range pipes
  • Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems
  • Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on fixed fire pumpsets
  • Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
  • Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
  • Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Connect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems
  • Install portable fire equipment
  • Mark out materials
  • Fabricate and install steel pressure piping
  • Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
  • Inspect and test control and indicating equipment
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools
  • Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems
  • Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers

Study pathways

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Randwick College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Randwick College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Personal Protective Equipment, drawing equipment, text books (can purchase from bookshop) at an approximate cost of $650.

Further information

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

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