Certificate III in Fire Protection

Certificate III   NRT
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 –   Randwick
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    Course description and aims

    This qualification provides a trade outcome in installing, testing and
    maintaining fire protection systems.

    Occupational titles may include:

    - Fire protection systems technician.

    The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that
    cover some common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as fire protection
    specialist units of competency.

    The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to
    recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated
    workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency
    to be delivered in this context.

    Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National
    Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is
    required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit
    CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Enrol at any location

    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    28 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 24 January 2018, between 10:00am to 5:00pm at Randwick College, Main Campus , crn King Street & Darley Road, Randwick, Building B, Level 2, Room B2.24.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will be required to attend Block release 4 days a week every 4 weeks for a total of 5 semesters. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 3:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    You will be required to purchase your own Personal Protective Equipment, learning text books, drawing boards and welding eqipment at an approximate value of $600.


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CPCPCM2039ACarry out interactive workplace communication10
    CPCPCM2047ACarry out levelling6
    CPCPCM2043ACarry out WHS requirements36
    CPCPFS3042AConduct annual functional testing of complex water-based fire-suppression systems16
    CPCPFS3040AConduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems16
    CPCPFS3043AConduct functional water flow testing16
    CPCPFS2021AConnect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems60
    CPCPCM2048ACut and join sheet metal8
    CPCPCM2049ACut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment8
    CPCPFS3030ADesign pre-calculated fire sprinkler systems60
    CPCPFS3031AFabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems40
    CPCPCM3023AFabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping12
    CPCPMS3031AFabricate and install steel pressure piping50
    CPCPFS3045AFit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment40
    CPCPCM2045AHandle and store plumbing materials6
    CPPFES2047AInspect and test control and indicating equipment30
    CPCPFS3041AInspect and test fire pumpsets16
    CPPFES2025AInspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems30
    CPCPFS3034AInstall control valve assemblies, actuating devices and local alarms100
    CPCPFS3044AInstall distribution and range pipes80
    CPCPFS3037AInstall domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems60
    CPCPFS2022AInstall portable fire equipment100
    CPCPFS3036AInstall special hazard systems40
    CPCPWT3025AInstall water pumpsets8
    CPCPWT3028AInstall water service36
    CPCPCM2050AMark out materials20
    CPPFES2006APrepare for installation and servicing operations10
    CPPFES2043APrevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions15
    CPCPCM2040ARead plans and calculate plumbing quantities8
    CPCPFS3047ATest and maintain automatic fire sprinklers60
    CPCPFS3038ATest and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations60
    CPCPFS3046ATest the integrity of water-based fire protection systems using pressure60
    CPCPCM2046AUse plumbing hand and power tools40
    CPCPCM2053AWeld using manual metal arc welding equipment16
    CPCPCM2052AWeld using oxy-acetylene equipment16
    CPCPCM2041AWork effectively in the plumbing and services sector12



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