Certificate III in Fire Protection - CPC32820


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

This qualification reflects the trade qualified role of a person installing, testing, maintaining, routine service and repairing a range of fire protection systems. Occupational titles could include:Fire sprinkler fitter tradespersonFire sprinkler fitter.This qualification includes units of competency common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry as well as specialist fire protection units and can provide a pathway to further learning and work in the fire protection industry.The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.This is a licenced occupation. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements may vary between states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


  • Weld using metal arc welding equipment
  • Install residential life safety sprinkler systems
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools
  • Carry out simple concreting and rendering
  • Work safely at heights
  • Participate in workplace safety arrangements
  • Fabricate and install steel pressure piping
  • Conduct annual routine service of complex water-based fire-suppression systems
  • Install water pipe systems
  • Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
  • Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers
  • Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
  • Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
  • Install distribution and range pipes
  • Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems
  • Carry out levelling
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Conduct functional water flow testing
  • Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
  • Operate personnel and materials hoists
  • Handle and store plumbing materials
  • Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
  • Fit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment
  • Install special hazard systems
  • Install property service
  • Install water pumpsets
  • Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
  • Install fixed fire pumpsets
  • Design fire sprinkler systems using pre-calculated charts and tables
  • Cut using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems
  • Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions
  • Provide First Aid
  • Install portable fire equipment
  • Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on fixed fire pumpsets
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Inspect and test fire pumpsets
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Test the integrity of water-based fire protection systems using pressure
  • Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
  • Inspect and test control and indicating equipment
  • Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • Connect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems
  • Install control valve assemblies, actuating devices and local alarms
  • Cut and join sheet metal
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Randwick College, Main Campus No
  • Full-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:- Students are required to supply their own PPE, drawing equipment and text books (can purchase from TAFE bookshop) at an approximate cost of $650.

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