V-CAT1 VIBRATION ANALYSIS. On-line Course. Four months to complete.

Enrol anytime for CAT1 Vibration Analysis ISO18436-3 - the course starts 1 week after enrolment.

  • 01 May
    18 weeks, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    • PD hours: 30
    • $3,200.00 excl. GST


The VCAT1 Junior Vibration Analysis course, is the ideal starting place for new vibration analysts, people collecting vibration data, and those who want a better understanding of vibration analysis and condition monitoring.
You will come away with a solid understanding of why we monitor the condition of rotating machinery and other critical assets, the importance of improved reliability, and how vibration can be successfully measured and analyzed to provide an early warning of a wide range of fault conditions. You will not come away as an expert; that is what the more advanced courses are for.
You will know enough to make a valuable contribution to an existing program; be in a position to start a new program; determine if you should implement a program at your site; or better understand the program that exists in your plant. With this video-based course, your learning occurs independently, which allows you to participate in the training at your speed and your convenience.

You will learn:

  • About condition monitoring, including a summary of the most common technologies.
  • About reliability improvement.
  • How vibration analysis plays a key role in reliability improvement.
  • About how machines work via the supplementary self-study. “equipment knowledge” section of the manual.
  • About the fundamentals of vibration: waveforms, spectra, and simple metrics (overall levels, RMS, peak, peak to peak, and crest factor).
  • How to take dependable, repeatable, high-quality vibration readings.
  • About vibration sensors, and how and where to mount them.
  • The basics of the analysis process, primarily with vibration spectra.
  • The basics of the key analyzer settings: fmax, resolution, and averaging.
  • The basics of setting alarm limits.
  • About the common “failure modes” of machines and how to detect them, including rolling element bearing faults, unbalance, misalignment, looseness, and resonance.

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Exam Information:
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No prior experience is required for studying the course.

Certification requirements:

  • Training course completed.
  • Passing 2- hour, multiple choice, closed book exam with minimum 70%
  • 6-months of work experience, verified by an independent person.


VCAT-1 enrolment cost per student:
Standard Course with 4 months access: $3,200
Upgrade to Life-Time Course with no expiry: $900
Course Manual with shipping, free - included in course fee.
Online Invigilated Exam and 5 Year’s Certification: $600

All prices are plus 10% GST
Note: The Invigilated Exam & Certification can be paid for when enrolling or after course completion.