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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Passive Fire Protection Systems (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Other Engineering and Related Technologies » Fire Technology and Rescue Services
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the Fire Protection industry and the Building Sector with competent inspectors of buildings in relation to passive fire protection.
Graduates will work in accordance with the New Zealand Building Act, New Zealand Building Code, and regulations.
This qualification aims to benefit building owners and occupiers, the insurance sector, and the general public by providing skilled people (Independent Qualified Person (IQPs) and inspectors) who will be responsible for ensuring passive fire protection systems are compliant with the relevant Building Consent and Compliance Schedule.
Completion of this qualification is recognised by a number of Territorial Authorities as one of the criteria for registration of IQPs. An IQP (in passive fire protection system) is a person whom the local Territorial Authority has confirmed as qualified to inspect, maintain and report on passive fire protection system in accordance with the requirements, and to certify that these procedures have been followed.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Prepare for, and conduct routine inspections of passive fire protection systems in buildings.
- Prepare for, and conduct building consent inspections of passive fire protection systems in new buildings to determine their compliance with the Building Consent.
- Manage appropriate records and reports.
- Apply a broad knowledge of fire safety design in buildings, and passive fire products and systems and their approval process, to all apsects of their work.
- Work safely on and around the immediate work area.
Education pathways
There is no advanced qualification in this sector; however, graduates may expand their knowledge and skills by completing the:
-New Zealand Certificate in Fixed Fire Protection Systems (Level 4) [Ref: 2577]; or
-New Zealand Certificate in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (Level 4) [Ref: 2575]; or
-New Zealand Certificate in Fire Protection Systems Technology (Level 4) with strands in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, and Fixed Fire Protection Systems [Ref: 2579].

Graduates may wish to enrol in a supervisory, management, or an engineering qualification at Level 5 or above.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be equipped to work as compliance inspectors of passive fire protection systems.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 2581
Status Current
Created April 2016
Next Review December 2021
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