FPA Australia NBN Co Working Group Detailed Copper Disconnection Information Coming Soon
As the National Broadband Network (NBN) is rolled out across the country, disconnection of copper phone lines to premises that have received a direct fibre to the premises (FTTP) connection raises some important issues for the fire protection industry. Of core concern is the potential impact this disconnection may have on the functionality of fire protection equipment, including alarm panels, sprinklers and other equipment monitored by alarm signalling equipment (ASE).
FPA Australia is currently working directly with NBN Co via a special working group. This group is meeting regularly to workshop these critical issues, define areas of potential concern and map out solutions.
With the first of the copper disconnections occurring from May 2014 (for those 15 areas that have already received NBN fibre as part of the first stage of the rollout) it is critical that all FPA Australia members are aware of the implications and have full, accurate and up to date information. This is particularly important for those member companies involved in the manufacture, installation, distribution and testing of equipment monitored by ASE as required by regulation.
Over coming weeks and months you will see significant communications content distributed by FPA Australia in relation to this issue in consultation with NBN Co. In addition, dedicated information on the subject will shortly begin to appear on the FPA Australia website.
Keep your eye out for more information on the activities of the FPA Australia / NBN Co working group over coming weeks and for general information about the NBN in Australia visit www.nbnco.com.au.
Special Promotion on a Required EAHL Unit - CPPFES2043A
FPA Australia is currently holding a special promotion on enrolment and
assessment in unit CPPFES2043A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic
greenhouse gas emissions.
This subject forms the basis of all licence classes
for the Qualified Persons Extinguishing Agents Handling Licence (EAHL) and is
also an elective from the CPP20511 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection
subject is normally priced between $165 and $200 depending on the level of
membership discount but is now priced at a flat rate of $150 until 31 December 2013.
further discounts apply. You can download the special promotion enrolment form for this unit here. For further information or enrolment contact email@example.com or call 1300 731
FPA Australia AGM Notice for Association Members
The Annual General Meeting of Fire
Protection Association Australia will be held at 10am at Sydney Convention
& Exhibition Centre, Room G01, Ground Floor, Darling Drive, Darling
At this year's AGM there are three
Special Resolutions proposed to the FPA Australia Memorandum and Articles of
Association. Please click here to view explanatory notes for these
All members are
encouraged to attend, however only eligible members are entitled to vote at the meeting.
Eligible members include Individual, Corporate and Organisation level members.
Associate members are not eligible to vote.
If you are unable to attend it is important that you
submit your proxy voting form which has been posted to all eligible members. For further information on the 2013 AGM please
contact 1300 731 922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Fixed Price on Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing Qualification
From 1 January 2014 FPA Australia will be moving to a set
price for enrolment and assessment in the qualification CPP20511
Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing.
Technicians will be
able to enrol in the required seven core subjects and select six electives from a
choice of 23 and pay a set fee rather than calculate individual fees for each
subject. The new pricing structure will not only simplify the process, it will also save most technicians between $200 - $500 and
membership discounts and educational vouchers will still apply.
the lead up to this change, from 1 November - 31 December 2013 technicians can
enrol using either the current pricing scale or the new pricing scale. Our Learning &
Development department will ensure that anyone who enrols into this
qualification from now until the end of this year will always receive the cheapest option. For further information or enrolment contact email@example.com or call 1300 731
FPA Australia Nominated for Fire Awareness Award for Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD) Scheme
FPA Australia is proud to announce its selection as a finalist in the Fire Awareness Awards 2013 Industry/Service category for the Bushfire Planning & Design Scheme (BPAD) which is administered by the Association.
The submission made by FPA Australia relates to the
introduction of the Victorian Bushfire & Planning Accreditation Scheme and
repositioning this scheme to be aligned within a national framework. This
includes the work the Association undertook in partnership with Melbourne
University and the Victorian Government to develop the content of the new
Bushfire Planning & Management course.
The winner of the award will be announced at the official awards night on December 4 in Melbourne. To view the full list of award categories and finalists click here.
New Benefit for FPA Australia Corporate Members - nearmap Discount
FPA Australia is offering Corporate members a new member benefit, in partnership with Australia's premium mapping provider nearmap.
Nearmap is Australia’s premier provider of
high resolution aerial imagery. Their proprietary technology is delivered
straight to your web browser and gives you the ability to:
Accurately measure areas and distances
Manage assets and survey areas in high resolution
Monitor change over time
With coverage of over 80% of Australia’s
populated regions, nearmap saves you the time and money of costly site visits
by bringing the worksite to you.
Nearmap is offering all FPA Australia Corporate
members a special offer on all new subscriptions to the ‘View Professional’
single state and national packages including an ongoing 10%
discount on an annual nearmap subscription. Members who take up this benefit in November will also receive the first 3 months of unlimited data usage.
This offer is exclusive to FPA Australia Corporate members.
Redemption of this benefit will by via FPA Australia Membership Services. To learn more please contact a team member by calling FPA Australia on 1300 731 922. For more information about nearmap click here
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