Fire Detection, Alarm and Warning Systems

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Scope of work

1. Certify

  • Certify, inspect and test fire detection alarm and warning systems, including inputs to, and outputs and controls from, fire alarm systems, fire ventilation controls, and suppression system monitoring and controls.

2. Install and Maintain – extra low voltage

  • Install and maintain fire detection alarm and warning systems, including inputs to, and outputs and controls from, fire alarm systems, fire ventilation controls, and suppression system monitoring and controls, but limited to systems and controls with extra low voltage.

3. Maintain – extra low voltage

  • Maintain fire detection alarm and warning systems, including inputs to, and outputs and controls from, fire alarm systems, fire ventilation controls, and suppression system monitoring and controls, but limited to systems and controls with extra low voltage.

Qualifications required

1. Certify

Any one of the following:

  • successful completion of Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance (Fire Detection Systems) 30903QLD; or
  • successful completion of a course the commission considers equivalent to the course above

2. Install and Maintain – extra low voltage

Any one of the following:

  • successful completion of either:

    • Certificate III in Fire Protection Control UEE31011
  • successful completion of a course that the commission considers equivalent to one of the courses above
  • possession of an electrical mechanic licence.

3. Maintain – extra low voltage

Any one of the following:

  • successful completion of Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing CPP20511, including completion of the following units of competency:

    • Inspect and test control and indicating equipment CPPFES2047A
    • Conduct functional tests on fire detection, warning and intercommunication devices CPPFES2029A; or
  • successful completion of Certificate II in Fire Alarm Servicing UEE21011; or
  • successful completion of a course the commission considers equivalent to one of the above
  • possession of an electrical mechanic licence.

Managerial course

Completion of the approved managerial course.

Experience required

Two years experience in:
  • the licence class scope of work, or
  • other work the commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class.

Financial requirements

The relevant financial requirements in the board’s policies.

Note: Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence

Under Federal Government legislation, systems and extinguishers using ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases are permitted. However they must be serviced and maintained by technicians who hold an Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence (EAHL). Before working on any gaseous fire suppression system or portable fire extinguisher, technicians should check they hold an appropriate EAHL licence.

For more information please contact:
Executive Officer - Ozone Protection, Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board,
T: 03 9890 1544, E: ozone@fpaa.com.au

For more information, see Ozone depleting substances building industry factsheet (PDF).

Licence grades

You can apply for this licence class as a:

Important note:

  • Interstate Applicants – may be eligible to obtain a licence through mutual recognition
  • Overseas Applicants – may have to have an overseas qualification assessed for equivalency prior to applying.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance is required for this licence class.

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Registered Training Organisations issue formal qualifications to people who successfully complete training. Please note that the RTO list is a guide only and subject to change. We strive to ensure that the information contained is accurate and up-to-date.

Other qualifications can be:

  • apprenticeship papers
  • documentation showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • documentation showing you successfully completed an equivalent course for this licence class (e.g. similar modules)
  • recognition certificate
  • a qualification of statement of attainment of the required competency issued by an approved authority for the licence class.

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold a formal technical qualification, you may be able to obtain it through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The following RTOs may be able to provide RPL services for the restricted licence classes listed above:

Certify

  • FPIB(Q) (Accreditations)
  • The Service Trades College Australia

Install and maintain

  • Fire Skills Training
  • FPIB(Q) (Accreditations)
  • Electrical mechanic licence (issued by Electrical Safety Office Queensland)

Maintain - extra low voltage

  • Firefox Training and Compliancy Consultants
  • Fire Skills Training
  • FPAA
  • FPIB(Q) (Accreditations)
  • The Service Trades College Australia
DELTRA Australia
Address: 
Level 1, 270 Orange Grove Road, Salisbury Qld 4107
Phone: 
1300 830 570
Fax: 
1300 863 930
Email: 
info@deltraaustralia.com
Fire Skills Training Pty Ltd
Address: 
223 Elliot Road, Banyo Qld 4014 PO Box 371, Albion Qld 4010
Phone: 
07 3333 2378 or 0422 378 378
Email: 
shannon@fireskills.com.au
Contact: 
Shannon Carter
Firefox Training and Compliancy Consultants
Address: 
PO Box 73, Narangba Qld 4504
Phone: 
0414 850 065
Email: 
enquiries@firefox.net.au
Contact: 
Phil Underwood
FPAA (Fire Protection Association Australia)
Address: 
PO Box 1049, Box Hill Vic 3128
Phone: 
1300 731 922 or 03 8892 3131
Fax: 
03 8892 3132
Email: 
training@fpaa.com.au
Contact: 
Learning and development
FPIB(Q) - Fire Protection Industry Board of Queensland
Address: 
PO Box 5033, Algester Qld 4115
Phone: 
07 3272 0263
Email: 
fpibqld@bigpond.com
Contact: 
Christine Nufer
The Service Trades College of Australia
Address: 
PO Box 102, Salisbury Qld 4107
Phone: 
07 3255 5698
Email: 
info@tstca.com.au
Contact: 
Adrian Shackleton