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Weld Australia is an active advocate for the participation of women in all male-oriented industries, which can ultimately lead to equal employment opportunities, closing the pay gap, and greater representation of women.

Women make up less than one per cent of the local welding and fabrication sector. As such, Weld Australia supports and promotes the inclusion of women and equal opportunities for female apprentices to begin a strong career in the sector.

Weld Australia provides ongoing support for women in the welding industry through a variety of measures like membership, qualification and certification, advocacy and other additional resources.

As a member-focused organisation, our team works for you – we want to help you grow and develop and generate new opportunities.

Women in Welding Resources


Weld Australia membership is an investment in your success, and the success of your career. Membership is open to apprentices, trades people, inspectors, supervisors, technologists, engineers, academics and others with an interest in welding.

Members gain increased visibility throughout the industrial sector, opportunities for career growth and professional development, and a strong community with which to network, exchange ideas, and share resources. As an active member of Weld Australia, you have the power to be part of the collective, to voice your opinion and to influence real change.


Weld Australia provides a wide range of specialist training courses. 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 offers a range of courses for welders, which are recognised by the IIW. Our advanced knowledge and critical understanding of welding technology is second to none. Our training courses include:

welding inspection courses

Welder Certification

Welding Inspection

Welding Supervision and Coordination

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Weld Australia’s internationally recognised training courses lead to qualifications and certifications that demonstrate to employers a dedication to ongoing learning and professional development. Our courses provide a comprehensive knowledge of welding, equipment, materials, and the skills required to work independently and cohesively within the sector.

Our courses are a strong addition to any career portfolio, as they are each supported by a broad range of major industry groups and hundreds of Australian companies.

After the successful completion of most of our courses, you will receive an internationally recognised Diploma, which allows you to work locally and maintain global competitiveness. They also open new career avenues for ongoing professional development and further qualifications.


As the peak body representing the welding industry in Australia, Weld Australia is the leader in advocating for the growth of world class welding in Australia, including Women in Welding. In all our advocacy activities, our goal is to secure the future of Australia’s welding industry.

Weld Australia promotes and advocates for enhanced practices and greater opportunities in the Australian welding and fabrication sector. We conduct face-to-face business, lobbying and formal initiatives to advocate for a range of issues that matter the most to women in the Australian welding and fabrication industry.

We are proud to host the Women in Welding discussion group, where Australia’s leading female welding professionals focus on addressing the issues faced specifically by women in the industry.

Weld Australia also advocates for measurable targets to make changes to the gender composition of Australia’s trades. We actively lobby the Federal Government to introduce a targeted approach to recruit women into all trades. Our approach is to support new training programs designed specifically for women, which inspires and encourages workplace participation and gender equality.

Women are key to building a strong local welding and fabrication workforce.


Weld Australia regularly profiles women working in the welding industry in our flagship publication Australian Welding. Click on the image opposite or button below to access these profiles and learn more about the women working in Australia’s welding industry.


Explore Weld Australia’s online resources. From Technical Guidance Notes and Guidance Notes through to business resources, we provide a range of information critical to your success.


Weld Australia runs a wide range of events designed to support current industry needs and emerging areas of interest. Our interactive workshops and seminar sessions allow attendees to develop an understanding of key subject areas with other likeminded people.

Weld Australia’s State Committees also host regular technical visits and presentations throughout the year. These technical visits grant Weld Australia members with access to some of the country’s leading fabricators, engineering companies, shipbuilders and research facilities. The State Committees also host social events, where members can get together in an informal setting.

News and Views

Receive regular updates from the welding and fabrication sector with Weld Australia’s regular news and blog posts. Our articles and posts reflect key changes in the sector, and share opportunities for organisations, apprentices and industry personnel to grow.

Our flagship, e-publication, Australian Welding is published quarterly, and shares articles, knowledge and events from within the sector. Additionally, Weld Connect is our monthly e-bulletin, which is published ten times a year.


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