VCAT I - Vibration Analysis Accredited Certification


Vibration analysis enables the early diagnosis of faults in machinery and is a critical activity in predictive maintenance programs.

VCAT I teaches the necessary skills to measure and assess machinery condition.

These skills will enable them to perform single channel measurement and recognise general faults across a broad range of rotating equipment and related structures.

Internationally recognised

SVT's VCAT I course complies with International Standards ISO 18436-2 and ISO 18436-3 and offers participants optional certification by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) or the Australian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (AINDT).

Course Duration:

3 days training plus optional 2 hour certification exam.


  • Maintenance strategies
  • Introduction to Condition Monitoring
  • Vibration fundamentals
  • Vibration data collection
  • General fault recognition
  • Plant and equipment fundamentals
  • Acceptance testing

Who Should Attend

  • Vibration data collection personnel
  • Anyone new to vibration monitoring
  • Facility technicians
  • Condition monitoring personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Operators, supervisors, engineers
  • Those working towards ISO VCAT II qualification

Participants will learn how to:

  • Correctly undertake vibration data collection
  • Operate portable instrumentation on pre-assigned routes
  • Acquire readings from installed instrumentation
  • Conduct vibration testing using pre-defined procedures
  • Compare vibration measurements with alert levels
  • Correct data collection and control
  • Evaluate and report measurement results
  • Develop assessment criteria