New Zealand Certificate in Passive Fire Protection Systems


Subject area

Fire Technology and Rescue Services


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Entry is open; however, it is recommended candidates hold the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973].

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Engineering and Related Technologies at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

Employment rate two years after study

Not Available

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Education Fund

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



Up to $500.00

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Tū i te ora scholarship

Provided by:

Northland Regional Council




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 526 1800
Phone: 0800 526 1800
Fax: (09) 539 9899

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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