Register for our Category I Course

November 13-17, 2017 - Melbourne

The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) at the University of Melbourne has been involved in the delivery of quality Infrared thermography training since 1997. The School is an Infrared Training Center (ITC) licensed to deliver thermography training courses under agreement. ITC is a world leader in IR thermography training with training centres all over the world. MSE thermography courses are available for both public and onsite company registration.

Course Description


The Category 1 ITC Thermography course is an introductory course which prepares participants to become category 1 certified thermographers. Category 1 thermographers are able to:

  • Apply a specified thermographic measurement technique
  • Set up and operate the thermal imaging equipment for safe thermographic data collection
  • Perform basic fault detection, severity assessment, and diagnosis in accordance with established instructions
  • Perform basic image post-processing (measurement tools, emissivity adjustments, span and scale adjustments, etc)


The course is delivered using a combination of theoretical and practical sessions; working with images, sketches and simple diagrams to illustrate the theoretical aspects in a descriptive way.


The course consists of three online modules completed during participants’ own time followed by five days of face to face training.


Participants learn about the basics of infrared, how to operate their camera under different conditions and for various purposes, how to appropriately judge the measurement situation and identify potential error sources. Participants will be able to undertake infrared inspections following written guidelines and report findings. The theory sections on heat and infrared provides participants with the basic knowledge needed to use their infrared camera in the field, and to recognise and interpret thermal patterns. Strong emphasis is put on the infrared measurement techniques and the influence of emissivity and reflectivity on the measurement results. Participants gain practical experience and learn how and when to use qualitative and quantitative thermography. A short introduction to inspection routines and reporting principles finalises the theory and the preparation needed to create a short case study that is presented to the class.

Category 1 ITC Certification Requirements

The course is completed with an examination which is set and marked by ITC in Sweden. It is a written exam including multiple choice questions and practical image interpretation.

All participants that pass the exam and meet all relevant requirements receive a certificate stating their performance.

Certification as a Category 1 Thermographer

On successfully completing the ITC Course you qualify to sit the AINDT-CMCB Exam for Infrared Testing (Cat 1), which leads to the only JAZ-ANZ accredited certification to the ISO Standards. To make this easier, we have worked with AINDT to offer their exam immediately following completion of the ITC course delivery and ITC assessment. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, go to

The cost of the course is $2865 AUD (inc GST).
Duration: 5 days

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