CPC50520 – Diploma of Fire Systems Design


Who is this Diploma for?
This Diploma is for people who aspire to be able to undertake designs and/or annual certification (depending on the stream) of specific fire systems that meet the DTS requirements or ‘alternative solutions’ of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Course Name: CPC50520 - Diploma of Fire Systems Design
Course Code: CPC50520
Course Duration: 1 to 2 years

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.


Assessments depend on the subject and can include research assignments, observation by an assessor, practical assessments, undertaking design projects and/or annual certification projects, workplace projects and third party reports.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal prerequisites.

Equipment and Materials:

Access to the BCA and relevant Australian Standards. A computer with email & internet access, a word processor, spread sheet & CAD software and the ability to use these programs, an A3 printer & scanner. You may also need to find someone to mentor you.

Mode of Delivery:

Learning is by mixed mode with videos, face to face workshops using the provided learning material, undertaking pre-workshop tasks and undertaking assessments. There are 12 - 18 half day workshops and these are held in Sydney and Perth.

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