Course Title: Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3292 Certificate III in Fire Protection

Course Title: Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to complete weekly, monthly, and six-monthly inspection and testing procedures to verify that water-based fire-suppression systems function as intended. The unit involves working safely, isolating plant and interfaces, conducting compliance tests, visually inspecting, identifying non-compliance defects, fulfilling mandatory reporting requirements, and resetting water-based fire-suppression systems.  The fire protection technician is not permitted to undertake any installation, replacement, maintenance and repair functions that are restricted to licensed trades or occupations (subject to relevant state or territory regulations).  Different states and territories may have regulatory mechanisms that apply to this unit. Candidates are advised to check for regulatory limitations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Prerequisite units: CPCPCM2023A Carry out OHS requirements
CPPCMN2002A Participate in workplace safety arrangements
CPPFES2006A Prepare for installation and servicing operations

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPFS3020A Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems


1. Apply compliance requirements to service operations.

2. Conduct inspections and record results.

3. Conduct testing and record results.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.