Fire Safety Professional – Occupational

Scope of work

  • The formulation and provision of alternative solutions to fire safety
  • The inspection of, or reporting on, buildings including existing, temporary or special structures against fire performance legislation including for example the Building Act 1975 and Building Code of Australia
  • Certify, inspect and test a fire protection system

Note: The scope of work does not include professional engineering services under the Professional Engineers Act 2002.

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 this 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 RTO may be able to provide RPL services for this class:

Victoria University
Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Assessment Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
03 9199 8035