Course Title: Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3170 Certificate III in Fire Protection

Course Title: Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit specifies the competency required to test and maintain automatic fire sprinkler installations in commercial and domestic situations.
Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the plumbing and services sector in accordance with relevant Australian standards. It has application to the fire services stream.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Co requisite BCPCM2003A Carry out OH&S requirements
Where related units form an integral part of workplace responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed concurrently

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BCPFS3009A Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers


1. Prepare for work

2. Perform routine maintenance

3. Repair/replace faulty components and test job

4. Clean up

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements and performance criteria.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this unit of competency will be written short answer tests to verify underpinning knowledge, practical assessment and one project.