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WearCheck training courses boost investment into condition monitoring

“For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head.” These wise words were voiced by the founding father of the US – Benjamin Franklin – in the 18th century, little knowing they would still be highly relevant more than three hundred years later.

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has witnessed, over several decades,  many clients gaining enhanced return on their investment into the company’s condition monitoring programmes, when the maintenance staff ‘at the coalface’ undergo proper training.

Steven Lumley, technical manager at WearCheck, oversees the ongoing development of the training schedule, which has been refined over the last 20+ years.

‘As the technology used in the wide range of our testing services is continuously being upgraded and  enhanced to accommodate innovation, it is necessary for all players to learn about the upgraded capabilities of the asset management techniques on a regular basis,’ she said.

‘It is for this reason that we highly recommend that maintenance personnel attend courses which are relevant to their area of operation, to ensure that their knowledge and understanding of the different condition monitoring technology is as advanced as the technology itself.

‘Our courses are aimed at staff operating at various levels within a company, from basic oil sampling techniques all the way up to CAT IV, and everything in between. Delegates can earn valuable CPD (continuing professional development) points when they complete many of WearCheck’s courses.’

These are some of the customer training courses run by WearCheck, and the duration:

Precision Shaft Alignment2, incl. practical
Precision Balancing2
Vibration Analysis ISO CAT I5, incl. exam
Vibration Analysis ISO CAT II5, incl.  exam
Vibration Analysis ISO CAT III5, incl. exam
Asset Reliability Practitioner – advocate (ARP-A)3, incl. exam
Asset Reliability Practitioner – engineer (ARP-E)5, incl. exam
Asset Reliability Practitioner – leader (ARP-L)5, incl. exam
Oil Analysis 12
Oil Analysis 21
WearCheck Customised2
Asset Reliability Practitioner (3 courses)6 months

OIL ANALYSIS COURSES: 2023 WearCheck training course dates:

 Oil Analysis 1: Understanding oil and its analysis  CPD pointsOil Analysis 2: Report interpretationCPD points
Course length:Two-day workshop One-day workshop 
Richards BayMarch 7,82March 91
SpringbokMarch 14, 152March 161
MiddelburgApril 18,192April 201
KimberleyMay 9,102May 111
SteelpoortMay 16,172May 181
KathuJune 6,72June 81
Cape TownJun2 20,212June 221
BloemfonteinJuly 18,192July 201
DurbanAugust 15, 162August 171
RustenburgAugust 22, 232August 241
JohannesburgSeptember 12, 132September 141
KathuOctober 17, 182October 191
NelspruitNovember 14,152November 161
CourseWind Turbine Oil Analysis (two-day workshop):  CPD points
Cape TownNovember 8,92

WearCheck offers other on-site courses on request:

  • WearCheck Customised – oil analysis for workshop technicians (full day)

For more details on course content and prices, please view Training at To book one of these courses, please contact Michelle van Dyk on or call 082 381-3321.

Mobius courses at WearCheck

WearCheck has been an accredited training partner for the internationally acclaimed Mobius Institute since 2015. Mobius courses lead to accredited certification for asset reliability practitioners, condition monitoring specialists and precision maintenance technicians.

2023 WearCheck Mobius courses (classroom / online):

CourseCPD pointsMarAprMayJunJulyAugSepOctNovDec
Vibration Analysis – CAT 14  15-19   11-15   
Vibration Analysis – CAT 25   05-09   09-13  
Vibration Analysis – CAT 3513 – 17   10-14   13-17 
CAT IV           
Precision Balancing (2 days) 17 – 18   14-15   04-05
Precision alignment (3 days) 19-21   16-18   06-08

Pricing for Mobius courses is as follows (excl. VAT):

  • Classroom Training
    CAT1 – R15,706.17
    CAT2 – R18,481.74
    CAT3 – R22,592.65
    Precision Alignment – R10,034.44
    Precision Balancing – R10,034.44
  • Online Training (Four Months)
    CAT1 – R20,890.61
    CAT2 – R24,258.81
    CAT3 – R27,490.72

To book a Mobius course with WearCheck, contact Louis Peacock to book a spot: or +27 82 494 9461. More details are available at

All Mobius courses are presented at various venues throughout Africa. All courses can be presented online or on-site at a customer’s premises for a minimum of seven delegates. For on-site training, there may be an additional charge for the lecturer’s travel and accommodation.

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