Fire Protection Systems - Passive

DE6505

This online course provides you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their understanding of building features and passive fire prevention methods to safeguard persons, property, environment and to facilitate fire-fighting operations in the event of a fire.

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $427 NZ Domestic
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    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2024 Offerings
    Oct - 23 Jan 2025
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

The course will cover the following:

  • Understanding of fixed fire systems
  • Principles of firecells
  • Fire resistance ratings and their determination
  • Comparison of fire and smoke separations
    • Timber, Brick, Stone, Reinforced concrete, Cast iron, Steel, Aluminium, Glass, Gypsum wall and floor systems, Concrete wall and floor systems, Timber wall and floor systems, Block and masonry wall and floor systems, Smoke and fire doors
    • Smoke and fire windows, Smoke and fire curtains, Smoke barriers and baffles
  • Fire testing background, history and development
  • Various fire testing procedures
  • Various time-temperature curves
  • Collars, wraps, sealants
  • Intumescent properties of materials
  • Intumescent paint for steel and timber
  • Cementitious Sprayed on coatings
  • Board protection
  • Inherent fire resisting properties of natural building materials
  • Documentation required on completion of installation of a fire safety system

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Review building design principles and their applicability to fire compartmentation
  • Compare and contrast the effects of fire and heat on structural materials and common construction systems
  • Differentiate various fire testing of building procedures of building components and systems
  • Compare and contrast fire stopping systems
  • Examine and explain the application of structural fire protection systems
  • Summarise the design documentation, installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of fire safety systems

Course Update

This course replaced DE6430 – Fire Protection Systems - Passive; completion of DE6430 – Fire Protection Systems - Passive will fulfil the same prerequisite requirements as DE6505 – Fire Protection Systems - Passive.

Assessment

  • Assignment 20%
  • Test  30 %
  • Examination 50%

For information on examinations, including a full list of exam times see our examination information:

Examination information

Assessments for this course include an examination that you need to attend in-person.

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Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

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Apr
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Jul
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October enrolment dates

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26 Jan 2025
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2025
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  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $427 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2024 Offerings
    Oct - 23 Jan 2025
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying