Licence to operate a steam engine- High risk work licence

Adept will get you ready for steam engine operation


Adept provides registered training, as well as both written and practical assessment, for safe steam engine operation.

Our Steam Engine Licence training course will have you primed and ready to get your license.

Steam Engine Licenses allow you to operate and use a reciprocating steam engine containing a piston of 250 millimetres or more in diameter, including expanding (steam) reciprocating engines.

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Our Reciprocating Steam Engine License training is a three-day on-site theoretical training course with assessments. Each trainee completes a training log book and is then assessed through two-hour practical assessments by Adept Assessors.


All Adept requires is that you already have access to your own equipment for training and assessment.


Adept prepares trainees through written and practical assessments in our Reciprocating Steam Engine License course. These assessments allow our Trainers to provide constructive feedback to candidates so they can improve their competence and are better prepared for the State Authority assessment.

Once a trainee has completed our training and passed our practical assessment, we will schedule a Safework NSW State Authority Assessment for them. Successful trainees receive a Notice of Satisfactory Assessment, which will need to be processed, along with 100 points of identification, through the Australia Post Office.


“We have used Adept over the last 4-5 years for our boiler training across our 4 processing sites, at all times the training was professional and comprehensive, giving Tarac Technologies the confidence our people were well trained and had the confidence & ability to perform their tasks safely.”

Operations Manager, Tarac Technologies

“Adept go above and beyond. They worked around the clock to keep our pressure vessels compliant nationally when all the borders were shut. They make sure that any pressure vessels needing registration are actioned and keep all of our registrations in date.”

Asset Specialist, Woolworths

“Adept put our national audit together quickly and met all of our timeline requirements. They consistently deliver quality reporting and are always very helpful.”

National Technical Team Manager, Target & Kmart

“Adept are great to work with. They have been very hands on with making sure we understand and action our compliance requirements. They offer practical solutions and make sure we stay compliant.”

National Account Manager, mycar

“Adept Inspections & Training were called upon to carry out Statutory Pressure Vessel Testing & Inspections on our available assets, not only in our Workshop but were more than willing to travel to nearby sites. Adept not only supplied us with a punctual and competent Service Technician but also, with friendly Office Staff who look after all necessary planning, recording and documentation. I would recommend Adept Inspections and Training to anyone who requires this type of service.”

Maintenance Manager, Durock Drilling Pty. Ltd.