Diploma of Fire Systems Design
The Diploma of Fire Systems Design reflects and supports the role of fire systems designers who prepare detailed technical designs and documentation for water-based fire suppression systems and/or fire detection and occupant warning systems. The fire systems designs covered in this Diploma are those that meet the requirements of the Building Code of Australia or detailed designs prepared for alternative solutions designed or specified by a fire safety engineer. The Diploma of Fire Systems Design also includes a stream qualification for the annual certifier of fire systems.
Fire systems designers may enter the industry from a diverse range of occupations and sectors. They may choose to extend their careers by seeking to undertake subsequent higher education qualifications in related disciplines, including mechanical engineering and fire engineering.
The qualification has common core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for fire systems designers and certifiers, as well as specialist streams for:
detection and warning systems