Licence to Operate Steam Turbine

Licence to Operate Steam Turbine

Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to operate a steam turbine for licensing purposes, and covers the operation of any steam turbine (except a steam turbine that produces a power output of less than 500 kW).

This course requires the operator to plan the work, carry out pre-operational safety checks, start the steam turbine, monitor steam turbine operation, and shut-down the steam turbine.

This course is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.


WorkSafe Connect offers this course at client sites, for employer groups only. The course is tailored to the specific equipment on site.

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Performance Criteria

  • Plan work
  • Start-up steam turbine
  • Monitor steam turbine operation
  • Shutdown steam turbine

Course Outline

  • Accurate recording and maintenance of information relating to operation of a steam turbine
  • Compliance with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for starting, operating, shutting down and maintaining a steam turbine
  • Diagnostic and testing techniques as applied to steam turbines
  • Efficient and safe conduct when starting, operating, shutting down and maintaining a steam turbine
  • Use of appropriate communication techniques with colleagues and others
  • Use of relevant tools and equipment
  • Verification of problems and steam turbine equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures
  • Basic principles of heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of techniques for operating steam turbines
  • Confined space awareness and the limits for entry into a confined space.
  • Environmental protection requirements relating to the disposal of waste material and storage of environmentally hazardous materials
  • Established communication channels and protocols in the workplace
  • Safety data sheets and material handling methods
  • Organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control
  • Typical routine problems encountered in the process and with equipment and adjustments required for correction


What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you're studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards and without this number we cannot issue you your statement of attainment.

If you do not already have a USI please click on the following link to create one.

It is a straight forward process to complete this online and you will require a Driver's Licence, Medicare Card, Australian Passport or Birth Certificate to proceed.




Building, Room 1.02 - Evans Deakin Room
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107


327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


WorkSafe Connect delivers remote and onsite training, assessment and verification of competencies for high risk and industrial courses.

Licence to Operate Steam Turbine

  • Award winning training
  • Practical focus
  • Flexible delivery
4 Days
UEPOPL001A - Licence to operate a steam turbine