Welding Inspection Courses

The welding inspector plays an important part in checking that all welding meets the appropriate standard. Weld Australia offers 2 internationally recognised courses and 2 nationally recognised courses:

International Welding Inspector Basic (IWI B)

Structure: 5 day Welding Inspection Module

Entry Requirements
Training Pathway 1: IIW IWP, National or State Certificate in Engineering (or related discipline) or equivalent such as Cert III (Aust.) in Engineering
Training Pathway 2: “Professional worker”

Qualification: IIW International Welding Inspector Basic Diploma
Certification: Weld Australia Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

International Welding Inspector Standard (IWI S)

Structure: 8-day Welding Inspection course delivered in 2 parts. Part 1 – five days, Part 2 – three days

Entry Requirements
Training Pathway 1: IIW International Welding Specialist (IWS) Diploma
Training pathway 2: AS 1796 Certificate 10 and/or AS 2214 Welding Supervisor
Training Pathway 3: Weld Australia Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or IWIB plus 24 months experience as an IWIB or other national welding inspector certifications such as CBIP Welding Inspector, SAIW Level 1, AWS Certified Welding Inspector

Qualification: IIW International Welding Inspector Standard (IWI S) Diploma
Certification: Weld Australia Certified Senior Welding Inspector (CSWI)

Weld Australia Welding Inspector Grade 1

Structure: Blended Learning Course comprising of online, distance and face-to-face learning.

Entry Requirements

Option A

One or more of the following:

  • Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication;
  • Engineering Tradesperson;
  • Trade qualified (welding related);
  • Trade qualified Fitter and Turner or Fitting and Machining Trade prior to 1992;
  • AS 1796 Certificate Number 10;
  • AS 2214 Welding Supervisor;
  • Trade qualified in Sheet Metal Trade;
  • Relevant overseas qualification (eg. CSWIP); or
  • Diploma or higher tertiary qualification in Engineering or Engineering-related discipline.

PLUS, two years verified practical experience in welding or fabrication, subsequent to gaining one of the above qualifications.

Option B
At least six years work experience in a metal working profession to satisfy the Qualification and Certification Board that you have the requisite knowledge.
To confirm your eligibility, you will need to supply:

  • Certified copies of qualifications and transcripts; and
  • Resume detailing your welding experience.

Qualification: Weld Australia Welding Inspector Grade 1

Weld Australia Welding Inspector Grade 2

Structure: Blended Learning Course comprising of online, distance and face-to-face learning.

Entry Requirements

Entrants should satisfy the requirements of either A or B or C below:

A.

The applicant would need to provide documentary evidence of one or more of the following:

  • Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication;
  • Engineering Tradesperson;
  • Trade qualified (welding related) i.e. Boilermaker, Fabricator, Welder;
  • Trade qualified Fitter and Turner prior to 1992;
  • Trade qualified Fitting and Machining Trade prior to 1992;
  • AS 1796 Certificate Number 10;
  • AS 2214 Welding Supervisor;
  • Trade qualified in Sheet Metal Trade;
  • Relevant overseas qualification e.g. CSWIP 3.1 or CSWIP 3.2; CBIP; etc.;
  • Diploma or higher tertiary qualification in Engineering or Engineering-related discipline.

AND

Four (4) years verified current practical experience in the welding or fabrication industry subsequent to gaining one of the above qualifications, one year of which must have been as a supervisor and/or inspector. People in Category A will need to complete the Weld Australia Welding Inspector Grade 1.

OR

B.

Hold the Weld Australia Welding Inspector Grade 1 and two (2) years verified current practical experience in the welding or fabrication industry subsequent to gaining one of the above qualifications, one year of which must have been as a supervisor and/or inspector.

OR

C.

Have verified relevant work experience in the metal working profession of at least eight (8) years to satisfy the Qualification and Certification Board that they meet the knowledge requirements.  People in Category C will need to complete the Weld Australia Welding Inspector Grade 1.

All participants should have literacy and numeracy levels sufficient to interpret complex documents, prepare written reports and prepare industry required documentation in English.