Course Descriptions






Overall I found it to be an excellent course, and certainly one of the most
beneficial that I personally have attended.
Luckily enough I was able to start 
applying some of the content the week after completing the course, so the benefits have been evident immediately.
— Rodney Bussey, Condition Monitoring Engineer, Silcar Wesley Vale


Vibration Analysis Category I

The 'Entry Level' Category I course is intended for personnel who are new or have 6 months vibration monitoring and analysis experience. It is ideal for reliability engineers, operators, fitters, planned maintenance personnel and anyone in the engineering field needing to know more about vibration analysis. The course focusses on periodic, single channel data collection and analysis for condition based maintenance programmes. A foundation is established for in- depth understanding of spectrum and waveform relationships.

Course duration 3.5 days 
Exam questions 60 -  exam duration 2 hours - pass mark 70% 
Experience required 6 months

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Vibration Analysis Category II

The Vibration Analyst Category II course is intended for personnel who have at least 18 months vibration analysis experience and an understanding of vibration theory and terminology. The course provides an in-depth study of machinery faults and their associated spectrum, time waveform and phase characteristics. Additional topics covered include: signal processing, signal analysis, data collection, and proactive measures. You will come away with a very good understanding of the fundamentals and you will feel comfortable analysing vibration spectra, time waveforms, envelope data, and phase data.

Course duration 4.5 days 
Exam questions 100 - exam duration 3 hours - pass mark 70% 
Experience required 18 months

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Vibration Analysis Category III

The Vibration Specialist 'Advanced' course is intended for personnel who have at least 36 months vibration analysis experience and a thorough understanding of vibration theory and terminology. The course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic measurement techniques and their associated applications.
It is expected that the attendee is either the leader of the vibration team, or takes a leading role in diagnosing faults and making the final recommendation. This person must fully understand all of the data collector options, special test capabilities, and analysis tools; and must understand the widest range of fault condition. This course will give the analyst all of the skills and knowledge necessary to solve all fault conditions, and to run a successful condition monitoring program.

Course duration 5 days 
Exam questions 100 - exam duration 4 hours - pass mark 70% 
Experience required 36 months


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Vibration Analysis Category IV

The Master Vibration Analyst course consists of Part One: web-based learning and Part Two: a 4-day classroom course with a 5- hour exam on the fifth day. In order to be certified the candidate must have completed parts one and two of this course, or provide evidence of equivalent training, and must provide verifiable evidence of 60 months experience. The primary focus of this course is advanced signal processing, cross channel measurements, dynamics (mass/stiffness/damping, natural frequencies, modes), resonance testing (run-up/coast down tests, impact tests, ODS, modal analysis), and corrective action (flow control, resonance correction, isolation and damping). This course will take a practical approach to these subjects. This course is designed for people who have come up through the Category I, II, III development process; it is not necessary to have a degree in advanced mechanical engineering or dynamics.

Course duration 4.5 days 
Exam questions 60 - exam duration 5 hours - pass mark 70% 
Experience required 60 months