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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 75
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Other Engineering and Related Technologies » Fire Technology and Rescue Services
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this entry-level qualification is to provide the Fire Protection industry with installers and fitters who have the skills and knowledge to install fire detection and alarm system hardware.

Graduates will work under limited supervision and in accordance with the New Zealand Building Code, current Standards, regulations and ordinances, and other internationally accepted Standards.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Install fire detection and alarm system hardware in accordance with the design and instructions.
- Report on and maintain the integrity of passive fire protection when installing fire detection and alarm systems hardware
- Work safely on and around the immediate work area.
- Use skills and knowledge of fire detection and alarm systems hardware and installation practices to effectively contribute to the performance of the team.
Education pathways
This qualification may lead to the:
-New Zealand Certificate in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (Level 4) [Ref: 2575]; or
-New Zealand Certificate in Fire Protection Systems Technology (Inspections) (Level 4) with strands in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, and Fixed Fire Protection Systems [Ref: 2579].
Employment pathways
Graduates will be equipped to work as installers and fitters of fire detection and alarm systems hardware.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry is open; however, it is recommended candidates hold the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973].
Education Organisation Competenz
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2574
Status Current
Created April 2016
Next Review December 2021
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