Fire Hydrants and Hose Reels – Occupational


Changes to the fire protection licensing framework came into effect on 1 May 2021. 

Most existing fire hydrants, hose reels and pumps licenses have transitioned to the new water-based stream (with the exception of fire hydrants and hose reels - inspect and test which transitioned to the new portables stream. The below information is for historical purposes only and is no longer current.

Scope of work

1. Certify

  • Certify, inspect and test fire hydrants and hose reels.

2. Inspect and Test

  • Inspect and test fire hydrants and hose reels.

Qualifications required

Please see Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF).

Licence types

You can apply for this licence class as a:

  • Fire Protection Occupational.

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.

Registered Training Organisations

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:


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

Inspect and test

  • Fire Skills Pty Ltd
  • Firefox Training and Compliancy Consultants
  • FPAA
  • The Service Trade College Australia
DELTRA Australia
Level 1, 270 Orange Grove Road, Salisbury Qld 4107
1300 830 570
1300 863 930
Fire Skills Training Pty Ltd
223 Elliot Road, Banyo Qld 4014 PO Box 371, Albion Qld 4010
07 3333 2378 or 0422 378 378
Shannon Carter
Firefox Training and Compliancy Consultants
PO Box 73, Narangba Qld 4504
0414 850 065
Phil Underwood
FPAA (Fire Protection Association Australia)
PO Box 1049, Box Hill Vic 3128
1300 731 922 or 03 8892 3131
03 8892 3132
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