Changes to sprinkler and suppression systems licences | Queensland Building and Construction Commission
Diagram depicting transition of licence classes for sprinkler and suppression systems


Key changes for transitioning licensees:

  • New definitions for domestic and residential fire sprinkler systems and commercial or industrial type sprinkler systems have been included (and reference to AS2118 removed).
  • There are changes for licensees who transitioned to the new ‘certify’ classes. 
  • ‘Install and maintain’ classes automatically transitioned to the most relevant new ‘install and maintain’ class. 
  • The former ‘inspect and test’ class automatically transitioned to the new ‘install and maintain’ class – the broader scope means:
    • licensees will be able to carry out all types of installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems 
    • incidental installation of fire collars will also be included.
  • The new water-based fire system stream now includes work on fire hydrant systems and fire hose reels – with or without pumps in the scope of work for all classes.

Former licence classes that have transitioned:

  • Sprinkler and suppression systems (reticulated water-based) PI*
  • Sprinkler and suppression systems (reticulated water-based) – occupational.

Last reviewed: 29 Nov 2021 Last published: 29 Nov 2021
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