UEE31020

Certificate III in Fire Protection Control

OVERVIEW

Fire Industry Training (FiT) offers this qualification exclusively as an apprenticeship. Our UEE31020 Certificate III in Fire Protection Control has been developed in conjunction with industry practitioners and FiT Trainers and Assessors, it covers the knowledge and skills required to become a qualified Fire Technician.

For Queensland apprentices, this training program also includes an extra unit of competency (UEERL0001) enabling our Fire Technicians eligibility to apply for a Restricted Electrical Work Licence (Fire protection and control systems)

On the successful completion of this apprenticeship pathway, students receive the Qualification UEE31020 Certificate III in Fire Protection Control, and QLD apprentices also a Statement of Attainment UEERL0001.

DURATION & STRUCTURE

The Electrotechnology Industry 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. Further the Electrotechnology Industry has expressed a preference for profiling as a form of assessment activity.

FiT’s delivery schedule has been developed in conjunction with industry with the units delivered in an order that reflect real industry outcomes and processes. Units will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone units with no clustering arrangements. The delivery schedule sequencing allows for knowledge and skills already obtained from previous units to be accounted and allowed for in following units.

FiT delivers this learning program (according to an agreed Training Plan) over 3-years of Trade School attendance. Apprentices are required to attend 5 consecutive days per week, with:

  • FIRST year: 5 weeks training – 9 units delivered
  • SECOND year: 5.4 weeks training – 8 units delivered
  • THIRD year: 6 weeks training – 9 units delivered.

An additional 2-days is offered at the end of third year for QLD apprentices who wish to complete the additional unit of competency UEERL0001 Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply.

When not attending structured training at FiT, the student will be working as an apprentice for their host employer (on the job training, recorded though e-profiling).

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 26 units of competency (16 core and 10 elective units) and in QLD one additional stand-alone unit of competency:

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
UEECD0007 Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace C
UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work C
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components C
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment C
UEECD0025 Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits C
UEECD0035 Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus E
UEECD0043 Solve problems in direct current circuits C
UEECD0045 Solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c circuits C
UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications C
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CPPFES2043A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions C
UEECO0008 Participate in fire protection control work and competency development activities C
UEEDV0005 Install and maintain cabling for multi access to telecommunication services C
UEEEC0026 Enter and verify programs for fire protection systems C
UEEEC0041 Install fire detection and warning systems apparatus C
UEEEC0060 Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components C
UEEEC0076 Verify compliance and functionality of fire protection system installations C
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector C
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
UEECS0033 Instal engineering applications software on personal computers E
UEEDV0006 Install and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling E
UEEDV0008 Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling C
UEEEC0008 Commission large fire protection systems E
UEEEC0071 Troubleshoot fire protection systems E
UEEEC0075 Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies E
UEEIC0013 Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers E
UEERL0001 Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply E
UEERL0004 Disconnect/reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring E
UEERL0005 Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures E
Unit CodeUEENEEE101A
Unit NameApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEE102A
Unit NameFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEE104A
Unit NameSolve problems in d.c. circuits
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEE105A
Unit NameFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEE107A
Unit NameUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEE108A
Unit NameLay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEE119A
Unit NameSolve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c circuits
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEE137A
Unit NameDocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeCPPFES2043A
Unit NamePrevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEC022B
Unit NameParticipate in fire protection control work and competency development activities
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEF102A
Unit NameInstall and maintain cabling for multi access to telecommunication services
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEH102A
Unit NameRepair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEH161A
Unit NameInstall fire detection and warning systems apparatus
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEH162A
Unit NameVerify compliance and functionality of fire protection system installations
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEH163A
Unit NameEnter and verify programs for fire protection systems
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEK142A
Unit NameApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Unit CodeUEENEED104A
Unit NameUse engineering applications software on personal computers
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeUEENEEF104A
Unit NameInstall and modify performance data communication copper cabling
Core/ElectiveC
Unit CodeUEENEEF105A
Unit NameInstall and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeUEENEEH111A
Unit NameTroubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeUEENEEH164A
Unit NameCommission large fire protection systems
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeUEENEEH165A
Unit NameTroubleshoot fire protection systems
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeUEENEEI150A
Unit NameDevelop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeUEENEEP013A
Unit NameDisconnect/reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeUEENEEP018A
Unit NameLocate and rectify faults in low voltage control devices using set procedures
Core/ElectiveE
Unit CodeADDITIONAL Unit of Competency
Unit CodeUEENEEP024A
Unit NameAttach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
Core/ElectiveE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To enter this course a person must be employed as a Fire Technician Apprentice.

The employer determines the minimum educational standard of the student through the recruitment process. FiT will assess a student for LLN before classes start and provide educational support and referral to a student as required.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING & CREDIT TRANSFER

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment only process. RPL captures evidence from a student who has already learnt in other courses, from life and/or work experience and from any training at work. This ‘Prior Learning’ must be relevant to one or more of the units of competency they are enrolling in. A student who is assessed through RPL as competent in a unit is not required to do that unit in the course.

RPL applicants must provide sufficient evidence of their competence to gain an RPL outcome. The evidence required is established through the RPL process. RPL assessment tools have been developed specifically for this process.

If you believe you have completed a unit of competency in another formal learning experience, you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer (CT). You will have to provide a certified copy of the Statement of Results or Statement of Attainment through the enrolment process as evidence. If a CT is identified, you will not have to complete the unit again, or be charged for that unit.

LICENCED PATHWAYS

On completion students are eligible to apply, through Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), for the Fire Occupational License: Fire detection, alarm and waring systems occupational license; Install and maintain – extra low voltage.

Further, the successful student may complete an additional unit of competency (UEERL0001) allowing them to be eligible to apply, through the Electrical Safety Commission QLD, for the Restricted Electrical Work License (REWL); Fire Protection and Control Systems. This additional unit is specified as a requirement of the REWL within electrical licensing eligibility guide, Electrical Safety Office (July 2018), but not seen as a related elective unit of competency within the qualification, hence is offered as an additional unit of competency.

PATHWAYS & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students will develop skills that lead to:

  • work opportunities that include scope to carry out licensed work in some Australian States and Territories 
  • Increased employability skills within the Fire & Electrical Industry
  • further study within Fire & Electrical Industries.

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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