Note: This short course must have a minimum of 3 participants to proceed. In the event that there are less than 3 participants booked on a course, either a full transfer to the next available course date or a full refund of advanced payments made will be offered. A minimum of 2 days notice will be provided wherever practicable. Please contact us to find out more or to register for the next course.
The Licence to Operate an Advanced Boiler course is a comprehensive course which is suitable for personnel who require a High Risk Work Licence to legally carry out specific boiler operation work. The course is competency-based, and successful applicants will be eligible to apply for the issue of a National Licence through the local Regulator or Worksafe Authority.
This unit of competency covers the operation of an advanced boiler, including all standard boiler requirements, which may have one or more of the following:
- Multiple fuel sources
It is suitable for personnel working within engineering, manufacturing and power supply industries.
This course includes theory and practical components to ensure that students gain both the practical skills and underpinning knowledge to allow them to work safely and competently. During both theory and practical components, students will learn about a range of topics including:
- Properties & definitions relating to boilers
- Principles & methods of boiler operation tasks
- Types of boilers and their uses
- Types of fuel and their characteristics
- Laws and Regulations relating to boiler operations
- Planning work, identifying hazards and implementing controls
- Identifying, diagnosing and dealing with faults and problems
- Carrying out work safely
- Communication channels & protocols
- Handover operations
- Start up and shut down procedures
- Monitoring the job
- Record-keeping requirements
This course is delivered at our training facility, allowing students to learn in a realistic work environment. Trainers/Assessors delivering this course are subject matter experts with real industry experience and qualifications.
Study may include pre-course or post-practical activities. Delivery modes of these activities may include classroom-based learning, online/eLearning, workplace or blended options.
This course is nationally accredited and recognised. Contact us via phone or email for course dates or more information.
Note: Assessment is conducted using the mandated assessment tool set by the Regulator, which requires a reasonable command of English and basic numeracy skills.
To be eligible for this course, students must hold a current Standard or Intermediate Boiler Licence (or equivalent).
Assessment for a High Risk Work Licence can only be undertaken by persons aged 18 years and over.
Language and Other Student Requirements
Students must be at least 18 years old to obtain this licence.
Assessment activities must all be conducted whilst communicating in English, and interpreters are not allowed to be used. Students require a reasonable command of English and basic numeracy skills to complete the government-mandated assessment tool for this course. Only minor adjustments for personal or workplace reasons are allowed.
Hearing impaired persons may use sign language to communicate via an interpreter (only when approved by the Regulator).
The course may involve some manual handling, climbing, lifting, carrying, and height work. It must be clearly understood that some disabilities may preclude a student from participating safely, and this may restrict entry to the course. For details and alternatives, please refer to AITAC administrator for advice.
While we will make every effort to cater to the specific needs of students, decisions relating to safety are not subject to negotiation.
PPE Requirements – what to bring on the day
This course may involve working in a warehouse, construction or outdoor environment, and performing High Risk Work. Students are therefore required to wear suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during training.
When attending the course, students must bring/wear:
- Steel-capped safety shoes or boots
- Drill shirt and pants (full cover – ankle to wrist)
We will provide hi-vis vests, books, pens, tools and other resources needed for the course.
Students who do not have the appropriate PPE will not be permitted to participate in the practical component of the course and may have to be rescheduled at another available time. This may incur additional fees (please refer to the Student Handbook for specific fee details).
Training which takes place in the workplace under supervision may require different or additional PPE dependent upon the site rules and procedures. If this is the case, requirements should be discussed with your employer/supervisor.
Course Location & Duration
The duration of this course is 4 days. Study may also include pre-course learning activities, and all course material typically requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
The course is delivered at our Training Centre at 9 Snyder Court, Tullamarine VIC, or can be delivered at other suitable workplaces by arrangement.
On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment with the relevant Units of Competency.
You will be able to apply for a nationally recognised Licence to Operate an Advanced Boiler High Risk Work Licence from a state regulator. During this process, you will be required to pay an additional government licensing fee of $50 – $100.
The standard price for this course is $2550.00
Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and are inclusive. There are no other fees or charges.
* All prices are indicative and may change dependent on participant experience, number of applicants, locations etc. Please call to discuss accurate pricing for your circumstance.
Units of Competency
MSMBLIC002 Licence to operate an advanced boiler
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Credit transfer & RPL
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