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Fire Protection Systems Technician

Your role as a Fire Protection Systems Technician involves the installation and maintenance of fire protection systems.

Summary of Training

  • Carry out interactive workplace communication
  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
  • Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Handle and store plumbing materials
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools
  • Carry out levelling
  • Cut and join sheet metal
  • Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
  • Mark out materials
  • Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
  • Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
  • Connect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems
  • Design pre-calculated fire sprinkler systems
  • Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
  • Install control valve assemblies, actuating devices and local alarms
  • Install special hazard systems
  • Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems
  • Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
  • Install distribution and range pipes
  • Fit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment
  • Test the integrity of water-based fire protection systems using pressure
  • Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers
  • Fabricate and install steel pressure piping
  • Install water pumpsets
  • Install water services
  • Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire-suppression systems
  • Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions
  • Inspect and test control and indicating equipment
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Operate personnel and materials hoists
  • Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • Install portable fire equipment
  • Inspect and test fire pumpsets
  • Conduct annual functional testing of complex water-based fire-suppression systems
  • Work safely on roofs

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

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IICertificate II
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Building & Construction

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Employment and wage data for this industry

Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 23040

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Fire Protection Systems Technician - CPC32813
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 115 85 70 5 0 10 5 0
ASbA
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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