IIW International Welding Specialist (IWS)

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An International Welding Specialist (IWS) qualification will expand your career in the welding sector.


This International Institute of Welding (IIW) qualification is advised for all Welding Coordinators to work in compliance with AS/NZS ISO 3834 and have an effective working knowledge as indicated by AS/NZS ISO 14731. An IWS understands the factors that influence welding quality and conditions, how to oversee welders effectively, and the variables that help to maximise site productivity.


An IWS qualification will benefit you and your company. It enables suitably qualified foremen, managers, quality supervisors, and lead welders to improve their company’s bottom line.

An IWS often makes critical contributions to the four important metrics in welding operations: quality, cost, productivity and safety. These skills are transferable, hence, this qualification can increase your personal earning potential and job stability.


The IWS course is an online qualification, and features four core modules. Each module runs for five weeks – bringing the total course run time to six months. The long nature of the course allows you to gain valuable insights and information. The minimum attendance rate for this course is 70%.

The course modules cover:

  • Welding processes and equipment
  • Materials and their behaviour during welding
  • Construction and design
  • Fabrication and application engineering

All of our presenters are International Welding Engineers or Technologists who boast practical knowledge and teaching experience.


When you successfully complete this course, you will receive an IIW IWS Diploma. After three years’ experience in the sector, you may then apply to become an IIW Certified International Welding Specialist (CIWS).


All course modules are paid for individually, while examinations incur an additional cost.

Exam enrolments and payments are conducted through Weld Australia’s WeldQ platform.


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