CPC32820

Certificate III in Fire Protection - Apprenticeship Pathway

2020 Training Package

OVERVIEW

NATIONAL DELIVERY

Fire Industry Training (FiT) offers this qualification exclusively as an apprenticeship to registered Sprinkler Fitting Apprentices. Our CPC32820 Certificate III in Fire Protection – Apprenticeship Pathway program covers the knowledge required in all aspects of installation and maintenance of fire protection systems in both domestic and commercial buildings.

DURATION & STRUCTURE

The apprenticeship has a nominal completion of four years. FiT delivers the qualification (according to an agreed Training Plan) over three years of Trade School attendance. The schooling is face-to-face, part-time, with regular attendance blocks and is supported by integrated eLearning.

There are a selected number of safety related units of competency and First Aid training delivered and assessed in the first year of training by our partner RTO, CEPUTEC (RTO #4612) who are a specialist Workplace Health and Safety organisation.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

The units of competency represent the core and electives selected by FiT, following consultation with industry representatives and regulatory authorities. For a student to be awarded this qualification, they must successfully complete all 37 units of competency (33 core and 4 elective units):
NOTE: In Victoria there are an additional 5 units of competency required to be eligible for registration with the Victorian Building Authority.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CPCPCM2039 Carry out interactive workplace communication C
CPCPCM2040 Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials C
CPCPCM2041 Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector C
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements C
CPCPCM2045 Handle and store plumbing materials C
CPCPCM2046 Use plumbing hand and power tools C
CPCPCM2047 Carry out levelling C
CPCPCM2048 Cut and join sheet metal E
CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping C
CPCPCM3024 Prepare simple drawings C
CPCPFS2022 Install portable fire equipment E
CPCPFS3044 Install distribution and range pipes C
CPCPFS3045 Fit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment C
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CPCPFS2021 Connect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems C
CPCPFS3031 Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems C
CPCPFS3034 Install control valve assemblies, actuating devices & local alarms C
CPCPFS3036 Install special hazard systems C
CPCPFS3037 Install residential life safety sprinkler systems C
CPCPFS3038 Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations C
CPCPFS3047 Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers C
CPCPFS3048 Install fixed fire pumpsets C
CPCPWT3025 Install water pumpsets E
CPCPWT3028 Install property service C
CPCPWT3029 Install water pipe systems E
CPPFES2043A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions C
CPCPFS3046 Test the integrity of water-based fire protection systems using pressure C
Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
CPCPCM2049Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipmentC
CPCPCM2052Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipmentC
CPCPCM2053Weld using metal arc welding equipmentC
CPCPFS3030Design fire sprinkler systems using pre-calculated charts and tablesC
CPCPFS3040Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systemsC
CPCPFS3041Inspect and test fire pumpsetsC
CPCPFS3042Conduct annual routine service of complex water-based fire-suppression systemsC
CPCPFS3043Conduct functional water flow testingC
CPCPMS3031Fabricate and install steel pressure pipingC
CPPFES2025AInspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systemsC
CPPFES2047AInspect and test control and indicating equipmentC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2039
Unit NameCarry out interactive workplace communication
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2040
Unit NameRead plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2041
Unit NameWork effectively in the plumbing and services sector
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2043
Unit NameCarry out WHS requirements
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2045
Unit NameHandle and store plumbing materials
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2046
Unit NameUse plumbing hand and power tools
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2047
Unit NameCarry out levelling
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2048
Unit NameCut and join sheet metal
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeCPCPCM3023
Unit NameFabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM3024
Unit NamePrepare simple drawings
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS2022
Unit NameInstall portable fire equipment
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeCPCPFS3044
Unit NameInstall distribution and range pipes
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3045
Unit NameFit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3046
Unit NameTest the integrity of water-based fire protection systems using pressure
Core/ElectiveC
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3034
Unit NameInstall control valve assemblies, actuating devices & local alarms
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3036
Unit NameInstall special hazard systems
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3037
Unit NameInstall residential life safety sprinkler systems
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3038
Unit NameTest and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3047
Unit NameTest and maintain automatic fire sprinklers
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3048
Unit NameInstall fixed fire pumpsets
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPWT3025
Unit NameInstall water pumpsets
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeCPCPWT3028
Unit NameInstall property service
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPWT3029
Unit NameInstall water pipe systems
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeCPPFES2043A
Unit NamePrevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2049
Unit NameCut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2052
Unit NameWeld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPCM2053
Unit NameWeld using metal arc welding equipment
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3030
Unit NameDesign fire sprinkler systems using pre-calculated charts and tables
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3040
Unit NameConduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3041
Unit NameInspect and test fire pumpsets
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3042
Unit NameConduct annual routine service of complex water-based fire-suppression systems
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPFS3043
Unit NameConduct functional water flow testing
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPCPMS3031
Unit NameFabricate and install steel pressure piping
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPPFES2025A
Unit NameInspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPPFES2047A
Unit NameInspect and test control and indicating equipment
Core/ElectiveC

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be employed and registered as an Apprentice Sprinkler Fitter prior to commencing this qualification with FiT. There are no additional formal course entry requirements or pre-requisites but apprentices without Construction Induction Card will be expected to attain it.

It is recommended that students are able to demonstrate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Students will be expected to have access to:

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • National Construction Code
  • Australian Fire Standards

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING & CREDIT TRANSFER

Students with relevant industry experience or who hold one or more units of competency delivered by FiT in this qualification and who can demonstrate experience within the last two years, are encouraged to discuss the matter with FiT.

QUALIFICATION & STATEMENT

On successful completion of CPC32820 Certificate III in Fire Protection – Apprenticeship Pathway, students will be awarded a qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who partially complete the Certificate.

PATHWAYS & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This qualification offers pathways into industry specific short course or a higher level qualification.

Graduates in this qualification are eligible to apply for registration/occupational license as a Sprinkler Fitter with their state regulator. Students are advised to confirm the registration/licensing requirements in their state or territory, as some states may require additional requirements for registration/licensing.

FEES, PAYMENTS & GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Each state and territory has its own rules relating to eligibility and table of subsidies eligible persons will pay. See our page RTO Information for full details of the fees & payable.

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