Now more flexible options to complete the Passive Fire Course units

Courses can be completed remotely and in your workplace with online access to your trainer.

NICS in partnership with AWCI offers various passive fire systems courses for you to achieve the necessary QBCC licence class including fire occupational, nominee supervisor or trade contractor licence.

Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance attracts a fee of $3500 which includes an option to RPL for a maximum of 50% of the units. You may be eligible for a subsidy through the Constructions Skills Queensland (CSQ) Higher Level Skills Program. Contact us or download a copy of the CSQ Student Handbook from our website to confirm your eligibility.

Depending on your licence class, you may be required to complete further units of competency in addition to the Certificate IV in Fire Systems Compliance. To address this, NICS has designed a pathway that may include a portion of RPL. However, while this option may be more time effective, the costs may be considerably greater. Consider the following:

  • Complete the full course through a formal training and assessment pathway
    For example, the full fee paid by you to achieve the certify stream requirements is $3910. Subject to eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a subsidy of $2827 from CSQ. Your total out of pocket is $1083 following a refund of $2827 if you successfully complete them by 30 September 2023.
  • Complete the course through a combination of RPL and formal training and assessment
    Full fee paid by you $2000. Any units that cannot be completed through the formal RPL process will delivered via formal training and assessment and subsidised through CSQ as per CSQ Eligibility requirements. (CSQ will only fund a maximum of 8 short courses)

If you are not eligible for CSQ funding for the units to be completed through formal training and assessment, the full fee per unit is payable as per below.

  • Complete the course entirely through RPL
    Full fee paid by you $2000. No subsidy available.

NICS and AWCI highly recommends using the, my QBCC Fire Protection Licence Tool on the QBCC website to understand what units/courses from the list below that you will be required to complete for your chosen licence.

Fire Protection Occupational Licence

You need to obtain a Fire Protection Occupational licence if you intend to carry out fire protection work for a licensed fire protection contractor either as an employee or subcontractor.

What are the required qualifications?

Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220; or

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining CPC31220

What if I do not have a current Cert III?

If you have working experience in the Industry NICS may be able to help RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) your skills and knowledge into a qualification.

Research and develop business plans BSBESB401
Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures BSBESB402
Plan finances for new business ventures BSBESB403
Prepare simple drawings CPCPCM3024
Carry out work-based risk controlled processes CPCPCM4011
Estimate and cost work CPCPCM4012
Identify, inspect and test fire and smoke doors CPPFES2035
Identify, inspect and test fire and smoke containment products and systems CPPFES2039
Install drywall passive fire-rated systems CPCCWC3003
Quality assure fire-rated lining systems CPCCBC4047A
Read and Interpret plans and specifications CPCCBC4012
Passive Fire Occupational licence flyer
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