MSMBLIC002 - License to Operate an Advanced Boiler


This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to operate an advanced boiler, including standard boiler. Operation includes boiler start up, handover, monitoring, shut down and storage. Also covered are preparation for inspection procedures as specified in manufacturer recommendations, identification of maintenance requirements and relevant risk control measures.

The boilers covered by this course are standard boilers and advanced boilers, including boilers defined in AS 2593:2004 Safety management and supervision systems and AS 3873:2001 Pressure equipment – Operation and maintenance and typically have a modulating combustion air supply and heat source.
This course is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. 

Units of Competency

MSMBLIC002 - License to operate an advanced boiler

Unit Prerequisites

MSMBLIC001 - License to operate a standard boiler

Training Location

On client site.

Learning activities

The course covers the following:
Complying with legislation, Australian standards, organisational workplace standards, policies, relevant codes of practice, and required safe practices and procedures for planning work, starting and monitoring a boiler, and shutting down and storing an advanced boiler;
Performing routine safety and operational procedures;
Reading and interpreting maintenance records, operating logs and safety data sheets (SDS);
Communicating faults, malfunctions and workplace hazards accurately to appropriate personnel using suitable communication techniques;
Accurately completing reports, operational records and maintenance information in relation to advanced boiler operation;
Applying task instructions;
Interpreting advanced boiler operation tables and figures;
Applying advanced boiler testing techniques and adjusting boiler water quality;
Verifying any problems and boiler faults, demonstrating appropriate response procedures;
Applying appropriate risk assessment and risk management techniques;
Demonstrating emergency operating procedures;
Identifying all boiler energy sources required to be isolated and made safe for maintenance, inspection and repairs;
Applying advanced boiler cleaning and storage techniques;
Commonwealth, state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, standards, codes of practice and advisory standards relevant to boiler operation;
Basic principles of heat transfer and thermodynamics in relation to boiler operations;
Boiler and steam equipment operating principles and operating methods;
Hierarchy of risk control;
Various harmful energy sources in boiler operation and the means to effectively isolate these energy sources and make them safe, with particular consideration to advanced boilers;
Modes of standard and advanced boiler storage and procedures for storing boiler in open or closed condition;
SDS and safe chemical handling and storage methods for boiler operation and cleaning;
Procedures for cleaning boilers internally and externally;
Procedures for recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information.

Learning outcomes

This includes boiler start-up, handover, monitoring, shutdown and storage of a boiler. This unit also covers the preparation for inspection procedures as specified in manufacturer recommendations, identification of maintenance requirements and relevant risk control measures. This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, High Risk Work, and meets Commonwealth, state and territory high risk work licensing requirements. Any alteration to the unit content or outcomes would result in a unit that is not acceptable to WHS/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulators for the purpose of licensing.


Two days of class room training.

Attendee Prerequisites

Participants must be literate in spoken English and competent in reading, writing and numeracy.

Assessment approach

Written Assessment, completion of Log Book, and practical assessment

Accreditation Status

Nationally recognised training

Contact Us

Call Thomson Bridge to discuss your training requirements.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00 EST.

1300 15 66 85

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Request a Callback

Please provide a name
Invalid Input
Please provide a valid email address.