In a development in Refractories training, the National Competencies are now covered by distance learning.  The resources can be found at

RefMet fully supports this for those wishing to achieve formal recognition.

RefMet conducts the only base level refractories course available commercially in Australia. This is presented in a 1 day seminar format.  Details of the course content»

Refractories training courses have been conducted for the following:

  • Nyrstar
  • Adelaide Brighton Cement
  • Comaco (now Rio Tinto Aluminium)
  • Cockburn Cement
  • Cement Australia
  • Smorgon Steel
  • Blue Circle Southern Cement
  • Pyrotek Inc
  • ANI-Bradken (Vic)
  • Carter Holt Harvey (NZ)
  • Fletcher Challenge (NZ)
  • Bluescope Steel
  • BHP Billiton (TEMCO)
  • South32
  • Iluka Resources
  • EU Global (API936 course held in Kuala Lumpur)

RefMet is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to receive training in the following areas:

  • Above-ground Atmospheric Storage Tank Design, Construction, Inspection and Maintenance to API 650 and API 653;
  • Refractories in the Petrochemical Industry to API 936.

If interested in either, please contact by e-mail: or call 0408565086

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