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UEPOPL001A Licence to Operate a Steam Turbine

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Unit Descriptor

This unit specifies the outcomes 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) that:

1. is multi-wheeled
2. is capable of a speed greater than 3600 rpm, or
3. which uses attached condensers or a multi-staged heat exchange extraction process.

Application of the Unit

This unit 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 unit meets the requirements of the state and territory Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, including licensing.

Licensing/regulatory Information

This unit is based on the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.

Course Duration

Enrolment is for a nominal period of 12 months but this may be extended to allow sufficient on-the-job training.  The duration of the Theory Course for this Unit of Competency is 4 days full time in a Class Room situation normally at an Employers workplace.

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