Welding is an art; skill; trade; engineering discipline; and science.

It is an enabling technology used across a wide range of industries and applications, from micro-joining of medical devices, electronics and photonics to larger scale applications such as mining equipment, pressure vessels, ships, rail transport, water pipelines and components.

The technology of bonding materials is essential to the economic growth of Australia.

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Who we are

The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) represents the welding profession in Australia. Its members are made up of individual welding professionals and companies. WTIA members are involved in almost every facet of Australian industry and make a significant contribution to the economy.

WTIA is the Australian representative member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).

The mission of WTIA is to promote the interests of its members in the field of welding in Australia.

Value Proposition

WTIA brings individual and company members together into a community to deliver:

  • A forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of resources
  • A voice to promote the interests of the welding community and shape the market for welding services
  • Specialist technical problem solving and a conduit between industry and research organisations
  • A pathway for learning and career development and the opportunity to benchmark against world’s best practice

Apprentice Welders

The WTIA offers apprentice welders free membership and a unique opportunity to network with leaders in the profession and to access cutting edge education and professional development. The WTIA mentoring and employment network will help you steer your career to the top.

Women in Welding

The WTIA has taken a proactive stance in promoting the opportunities for women in the welding profession. Join some of Australia’s leading female welding professionals in a networking group focused on addressing the unique issues faced by women in our profession.

Access the Women in Welding discussion group