Course Title: Commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4308 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Course Title: Commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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 of competency specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems.
It covers preparation for the work, identification and confirmation of system specifications and requirements, physical testing and commissioning of the systems, and conduct of systems maintenance and work finalisation processes, including records and documentation. NOTE: All technicians performing work described in this unit that involves the handling of prescribed ozone depleting
substances (ODS) and synthetic greenhouse gases (SGG) extinguishing agents must hold an appropriate extinguishing
agent handling licence (EAHL).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPFS4012A Commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems


1. Prepare for work.

2. Identify system requirements.

3. Test and commission system.

4. Maintain system.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.  Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.