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Weld Australia hosts and administers Technology Networks that share resources for engineering innovative solutions to enhance safety, manage risk, reduce cost, and optimise operating efficiency.

Technology Network members are primes and Tier One contractors, major asset owners and state authorities. Technology Networks  represent a source of vital technical welding information; optimise welding practices through standard development and tools; and assist members to prepare specifications.

Shared Resources for Innovative Solutions

Our objective is to create tailored Technology Networks that share resources for engineering innovative solutions to enhance safety, manage risk, reduce cost, and optimise operating efficiency, by:

  • Sharing the cost of implementing new technologies
  • Developing best practices and providing guidance on health and safety in welding and allied processes
  • Providing a forum to brainstorm common needs and effective solutions
  • Facilitating technology transfer via national and international seminars, webinars, colloquiums, workshop and conferences
  • Arranging representation on Standards Committees for the development of Australian and International Standards

Technology Network Membership

Being part of a Weld Australia Technology Network provides your company with:

  • A confidential forum for discussing issues with peers and industry experts
  • Participation in a unified body that can advocate for change among industry clients
  • Participation in tailored industry projects
  • Advantageous access to technical advice and engineering support
  • Opportunities to benchmark against industry best practice
  • A conduit between industry and research organisations
  • Collaborative sharing of resources
  • Development of shared services for repair options to international standard
  • Opportunities to influence Australian Standards, contract terms and specifications
  • All Weld Australia / WTIA Technical Notes available for download, free of charge
  • Unlimited number of employees listed as Associates on your company’s membership
  • *Premium* Business Listing on Weld Australia’s online Member Directory (Premium listings are highlighted and always appear at the top of displayed listings) – Just Launched!
  • Post open positions and receive enquiries on Weld Australia’s Job Board (free for Corporate, Premium Corporate and Technology Network Members)
  • Use of Weld Australia logo to demonstrate membership (conditions apply)
  • All Associates receive communication and industry updates from Weld Australia, our flagship quarterly e-publication ‘Australian Welding’ and our e-publication ‘Weld Connect’
  • All Associates receive invitations to networking events (open to all, free for members)
  • All Associates receive invitations to technical events, presentations, webinars and other events (open to all, free for members)
  • Access to International Institute of Welding (IIW) Commission Papers (exclusive to Weld Australia members)
  • All Associates receive discounted rates on the full range of Weld Australia events, seminars, professional development, training and technical publications. Discounts are tiered by membership type and Associates receive the discount rate associated with their company’s membership type.

Pricing Structure

Single Site $18,150 (including Premium Corporate Membership and GST)

Multi-Site $30,250 (including Premium Corporate Membership and GST)

Active Technology Networks

Defence

Defence Technology Network members are Defence Primes and Tier 1 Contractors. It focuses on local content, supply chain capability, standards, training and advanced welding projects. Projects include:

  • Welder capability certification to AS/NZS ISO 9606-1 Qualification testing of welders – Fusion welding steels (www.awcr.org.au)
  • Certification of subcontractors to AS/NZS ISO 3834 Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials
  • Robotic welding in confined spaces
  • Joining of composites to metals

Power Generation

The Power Generation Technology Network members represent 95% of the power stations in Australia. It provides a forum for the exchange of information, collaboration on technical projects and technology transfer. Power Generation Technology Network members are major asset owners and energy providers. Projects include:

  • Implementation of a National Pressure Industry Plan
  • Guidance on existing equipment life extension
  • Innovative IT solutions to increase plant operation reliability
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control compliance
  • Health and Safety guidance

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Technology Network members are key state transport and infrastructure bodies and road authorities. It is critical that existing Australian iconic assets are kept safe and functional. Additionally, there is a need to develop new infrastructures for the increasing mobility needs of the country. Projects include:

  • Implementation of a National Standard for Steel structures
  • Quality of imported steel and structures
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control compliance
  • Fit-for-service and Fit-for-purpose assessment
  • Reverse engineering

Membership Period

Weld Australia membership is annual and runs from 1 January to 31 December in a given year. Fees are pro-rated through the year as follows:

Join Date 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021 | 100% 2021 subscription | Renewal Date 31 December 2021

Join Date 1 April 2021 – 30 June 2021 | 75% 2021 subscription | Renewal Date 31 December 2021

Join Date 1 July 2021 – 30 September 2021 |  50% 2021 subscription |Renewal Date 31 December 2021

Join Date 1 October 2021 – 31 December 2021 | 100% 2022 Subscription | Renewal Date 31 December 2022

WHY JOIN WELD AUSTRALIA?

Weld Australia Membership is an investment in your success. We are dedicated to providing members with a competitive advantage.

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