The National Measurement Institute (NMI), the peak Australian measurement body responsible for legal, physical, biological, chemical, and trade measurement, offers a training course in ‘Verifying Non-automatic Weighing Instruments’.
The course is intended for those who work as, or are planning to work as, verifiers of digital non-automatic weighing instruments with a capacity of less than 3 tonnes.
Those who complete the course are qualified to check that non automatic weighing instruments function accurately and that they comply with their certificates of approval.
They will be able to analyse a non-automatic weighing instrument’s operating environment to determine how it could impact on its performance. And they will be able to verify a non automatic weighing instrument in accordance with test procedures.
The course program includes:
- A one-day session explaining the test procedures required to verify non automatic weighing instruments
- An assessment which is based on the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the training course
- An overview of the Australian measurement system
- The equipment needed for testing
- Repeatability tests
- Weighing test without substitution
- Tare tests
- Supplementary tests
- The maximum permissible errors
- Zero setting tests
- Discrimination tests
- Eccentricity tests
NMI is registered by ASQA under the Australian Quality Training Framework. Therefore, candidates who meet the requirements of the assessment will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment.