Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing

This qualification applies to fire protection technicians responsible for non-trade installation and regular servicing of fire protection equipment and systems.

Fire protection technicians may specialise in activities relating to certain groups of equipment or systems, such as:

inspect and test fire protection equipment in the field

maintain, test and refill extinguishers in the workshop

inspect, test and maintain pre-engineered fire-suppression systems

inspect and test water-based fire-suppression systems

inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems

inspect, test and maintain passive fire and smoke containment products and systems

inspect and test fire detection and warning systems

recover, reclaim, fill and store scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

13 units of competency:

7 core units

6 elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

up to 6 units from the elective units listed below

up to 2 fire industry units from Certificate III qualifications in CPP07 or another current Training Package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBWOR202A

Organise and complete daily work activities

add topic CPPCMN2002A

Participate in workplace safety arrangements

add topic CPPCMN2003A

Provide effective client service

add topic CPPFES2004A

Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and systems

add topic CPPFES2005A

Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

add topic CPPFES2006A

Prepare for installation and servicing operations

add topic CPPFES2007A

Maintain quality of work and promote continuous improvement

Elective units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCPFS3020A

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

add topic CPCPFS3021A

Inspect and test fire pumpsets

add topic CPPFES2003A

Safely move loads and dangerous goods

add topic CPPFES2010A

Inspect and test fire hose reels

add topic CPPFES2011A

Install portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets

add topic CPPFES2016A

Inspect, test and maintain delivery lay flat fire hoses

add topic CPPFES2020A

Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets

add topic CPPFES2021A

Inspect, test and maintain fire extinguishers

add topic CPPFES2025A

Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems

add topic CPPFES2026A

Inspect and test emergency and exit lighting systems

add topic CPPFES2027A

Inspect, test and maintain non-gaseous pre-engineered fire-suppression systems

add topic CPPFES2029A

Conduct functional tests on fire detection, warning and intercommunication devices

add topic CPPFES2035A

Identify, inspect and test fire and smoke doors

add topic CPPFES2037A

Inspect and test fire hydrant systems

add topic CPPFES2039A

Identify, inspect and test passive fire and smoke containment products and systems

add topic CPPFES2043A

Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

add topic CPPFES2047A

Inspect and test control and indicating equipment

add topic CPPFES2048A

Receive and dispatch scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents

add topic CPPFES2049A

Conduct recovery, reclaim and fill operations for scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents

add topic CPPFES2050A

Monitor storage operations for scheduled gaseous fire-extinguishing agents

add topic HLTFA301C

Apply first aid


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


be appropriately assertive, e.g. in relation to OHS issues

establish and use networks

interpret the needs of team members from clear interaction

listen to and understand work instructions, directions and feedback

negotiate responsively, for example own work role and conditions

read and interpret workplace related documentation, such as OHS requirements

share information, e.g. with other staff

speak clearly and directly to relay information

write for record keeping and documentation


work as an individual and a team member

work with diverse individuals and groups

apply knowledge of own role as part of a team

identify and use the strengths of other team members

give feedback


apply basic numeracy skills to workplace requirements involving measuring and counting

develop practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

show independence and initiative in identifying problems

solve problems individually or in teams

apply a range of strategies in problem solving

use numeracy skills to solve problems, e.g. time management, using resources

test assumptions and take context into account

listen to and resolve concerns in relation to workplace issues

resolve client concerns relative to workplace responsibilities

Initiative and enterprise

adapt to new situations

be creative in response to workplace challenges within relevant guidelines and protocols

identify opportunities that might not be obvious to others, e.g. within a team or supervised work context and in line with guidelines

generate a range of options in response to workplace matters

translate ideas into action within scope of own work role

develop innovative solutions within established guidelines, e.g. within a team or supervised work context

develop a strategic, creative and long-term vision

Planning and organising

collect, analyse and organise information

use basic business systems for planning and organising

be appropriately resourceful

take limited initiative and make decisions within workplace role and authorised limits

participate in continuous improvement and planning processes

work within or establish clear work goals and deliverables

determine or apply required resources

allocate people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements

manage time and priorities

adapt resource allocations to cope with contingencies


be self-motivated in relation to requirements of own work role

articulate own ideas and vision within a team or supervised work context

balance own ideas, values and vision with workplace values and requirements

monitor and evaluate own performance within a team or supervised work context

take responsibility at the appropriate level


be open to learning new ideas and techniques

learn in a range of settings, including informal learning

participate in ongoing learning

learn in order to accommodate change

learn new skills and techniques

take responsibility for own learning

contribute to the learning of others, e.g. by sharing information

apply a range of learning approaches

develop own learning pathways

participate in developing own learning plans, e.g. as part of performance management


use technology and related workplace equipment

use basic technology skills to organise data

adapt to new technology skill requirements

apply OHS knowledge when using technology