This course presents the fundamentals of machinery lubrication necessary for a foundational understanding of lubrication enabled reliability. A basic review of the important functions of a lubricant will be covered, then the course will continue to demonstrate the impact of contamination on machine components.



  • How Lubrication Affects Machine Reliability
  • Lubrication Fundamentals
  • Additives, Base Oils and Grease Thickeners
  • Lubricant Performance Properties
  • Lubricant Performance Properties Cont.
  • Grease Application Methods
  • Oil Application Methods
  • Contamination Control
  • Oil Drains, Flushing, and Reservoir Management
  • Storing, Handling, and Managing Lubricants
  • Lubricant Failure
  • Essential Field Inspections
  • Whether you are a Leader/Manager/Supervisor/Superintendent/Coordinator OR a Technician, Fitter, Maintainer or anyone looking to develop the fundamentals of Lubrication, this one-day workshop will be perfect.

    The brilliant Michael Hooper from word class lubrication specialists Noria, shares his knowledge and expertise to facilitate and train our Schools. He is also an experienced technical author, and has managed and set up numerous oil analysis laboratories. Fields of Specialisation: Machinery Lubrication, Reliability Engineering, Lubricant Analysis, Oil Analysis, Bearing Failure Analysis, Filtration and Separation, Grease Analysis, Condition-Based Maintenance, Lubricant Contamination Control, Hydraulic Fluids, Particle Analysis, Motor Oils and Engine Lubrication and Predictive Maintenance.

    For more info about content, schedule, pricing or onsite training, please contact:

    Claire Sauerman:

    M: 400 553 600

    Lisa Irving:

    M: 411 883 266

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    Public Course Instructor-led, classroom learning 8 hrs over 365 days $995pp +gst Register Interest
    Onsite Instructor-led, classroom learning 8 hrs over 1 day Bespoke pricing Contact Us



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    • Maintenance and Machine Reliability
    • Tribology, Wear and Viscosity
    • Base Oils and Additives
    • Grease Fundamentals
    • Lubricating Oil: Application Methods
    • Lubrication Grease: Application Methods
    • Lubrication Application: Electric Motors
    • Particle Contamination
    • Water Contamination
    • Contamination Control
    • Oil Drains, Flushing and Reservoir Management
    • Lube Room, Handling, Storage and Management of Lubricants
    • Field Inspections, Basic Machine Care and Daily Rounds


    • 4 hours of training, including comprehensive workbook
    • Public course runs over a half day, including lunch and refreshments
    • Option to run a private course, at your site, tailored for your company
    • Online course is self-paced and can be accessed immediately
    • Attendees will gain an understanding of why lubricants should be cared for as an important asset and why lubricating machinery correctly is critical