National Welder Qualification Register

Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) has commenced work on the establishment of a National Welder Qualification Register. The Register will initially allow welders, who enrol with Weld Australia and qualify to AS/NZS 2980 (Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels), to register their qualifications, providing recognition throughout Australia and New Zealand. Recognition will not be limited to the welder’s current employer.

The Register will be particularly beneficial to self employed welders, welders employed by body hire companies and fabricators providing breakdown and maintenance services across a range of industries. It will also be of benefit to welders and fabricators working on government infrastructure projects.

Fabrication and construction companies, project managers, inspection agencies and government agencies will also be able to query the register to verify the status and extent of a welder’s
qualifications, simplifying project management requirements and validating qualifications and experience prior to employment.

The opportunity will also be provided to suitably qualified welding supervisors, inspectors, trainers and welding engineers to qualify and register as approved examiners.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from personnel and organisations with opportunities available in the following roles:

  • Examiner
  • Examining Centre
  • Testing Centre

Please click here to download further information on the register, and click here to register your interest