Training and Certification


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Weld Australia delivers a range of courses for professional development and formal qualification. As an International Institute of Welding (IIW) Authorised National Body (ANB) and an Authorised Training Body (ATB) we are able to provide internationally recognised qualifications.

Weld Australia also provides a number of specialist industry based courses which can be delivered either in a public forum or tailored specifically for individual companies.

To find out more and to register, click on the links below:

To make an enquiry please use our contact form and select Training.


Weld Australia is the premier welding certification body in Australia. Nationally recognised and accredited by the International Institute of Welding the Weld Australia offers individual certification as follows:

  • Welding Specialist
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Technologist
  • Welding Engineer
  • AS1796 Welding Supervisor Certificate 10
  • AS2214 Welding Supervisor

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What is Certification?

Qualification is evidence of education, training, and knowledge gained. A Qualification is valid for life and cannot be withdrawn if earned legitimately e.g. a degree or IIW Diploma.

Certification provides written assurance, by an independent third party, that an individual is competent to carry out a specified class of work. Certification is valid for a set period of time, giving verification of recent competence and continuing professional development (i.e. enhancement of their knowledge and skills). Certification is concerned with current competence rather than historical attainment and periodic renewal is required.

In order to gain certification you must hold the required qualification in addition to the requisite number of years’ experience at the relevant level.


Due to the ongoing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person exams are cancelled until further notice.

Weld Australia is working with the International Institute of Welding (IIW) on:

• Online examinations for IIW qualifications
• Remote or online qualification of welding procedures and welders

We’re also rescheduling exams that were already booked using phone interviews and online platforms. If you had an exam booked, Weld Australia will be in touch as soon as possible.

Alternative Routes to Qualification without attending a training course

The alternative route is for you if you already have relevant knowledge and experience at a particular level but don’t currently have the appropriate qualifications or gained Australian qualifications after 2007. You can apply to go directly to the examinations without compulsory attendance at an approved training course.

The application involves assessing your experience, education, training, and practical work experience in welding at the relevant qualification level. The assessment process includes a paper assessment, completion of a case study project, presentation to a panel of examiners and oral interview. Once you are successful through these stages you must pass the relevant exams.

A pass in the exams leads to the award of the relevant qualification.

The alternative route is available for:

  1. International Welding Practitioner (IWP);
  2. International Welding Specialist (IWS);
  3. International Welding Technologist (IWT);
  4. International Welding Engineer (IWE);
  5. International Welding Inspector – Basic (IWI-B);
  6. International Welding Inspector – Standard (IWI-S).

For more information please use our contact form and select ‘Qualification and Certification’.

Welding Supervisor AS 1796 Certificate 10 and AS 2214

You may meet the requirements to sit the exams for the Weld Australia Welding Supervisor qualification (AS 1796 Certificate 10 and/or AS 2214) without attending a training course. Click here for more details

Australian Welder Certification Register

Weld Australia Is the sponsor and manager of the Australian Welder Certification Register which qualifies and certifies individual welders to ISO9606-1.

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Company Certification ISO3834

Weld Australia is accredited by the International Institute of Welding to certify Australian companies to ISO 3834 Quality Management Systems. Weld Australia offers the IWI Manufacturer’s Certification Scheme to ISO 3834

To make an enquiry please use our contact form and select Company Certification

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