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Online - IIW International Welding Specialist (IWS)

The IWS course is a globally recognised International Institute of Welding (IIW) qualification. You will gain comprehensive knowledge in the following topics; 

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

As an International Welding Specialist, you may perform, supervise, and oversee all company welding activities. You will likely have overall responsibility for the quality of these welding activities, such as ensuring the correct material and weld procedure is used for each job. 

You may also be authorised to verify that your company has complied with all relevant quality considerations (including adherence to International and Australian Standards) in the production of welded products and materials.

The IWS is an online course run over 5 x 5 week blocks. This course will include a mix of pre-recorded material, live online lectures, and other learning resources. The combined learning resources will cover all the topics outlined in the schedule.

Full  Session 6 SCHEDULE and COURSE GUIDE 


Participants will need to provide evidence that they can meet the following entry conditions:

Training Pathway 1 (TP1)

The candidate must have a minimum of two years’ job-related experience and hold one of the following.

a) Certificate III – Engineering Fabrication (MEM30305, MEM30319), OR         

b) An engineering qualification above a. (e.g. degree or diploma in Engineering).

Training Pathway 2 (TP2)

Candidates who hold an AS1796 Certificate 10 and/or AS2214 Welding Supervisor can apply for exemption from completing the training for the first two modules, by completing the MF-25 Exemption Form.  Once approved they then attend the training from Module two, part two, but sit all the examinations, SA1, SA2, SA3 and S4.

To Apply via TP2 please follow the link HERE, download and return the completed form for assessment.

Please create a WeldQ account and upload your qualifications.  WeldQ instructions.

Costs (including GST)

Training Pathway 1 (TP1)

Course fee: $11,300 Members

                   $11,570 Non-Members

Payment by Module Available (conditions and fees apply). Course cost includes a 10% non-refundable deposit.

Training Pathway 2 (TP2)

 Course fee: $6,945 Members

                    $7,110 Non-Members

Discounted course and exam fees are available for Weld Australia members.  To join, please go to the Membership page on the Weld Australia website, where you can see the tiered pricing according to membership type and the full PRICELIST. Course cost includes a 10% non-refundable deposit.

Exams are not conducted as part of the course but are required to be booked separately.

Please Note: If you are a Weld Australia member, please have your Member portal username (this is your email address associated with your membership) and password ready to ensure that you receive the member rates for your registration. Non member rates will otherwise be applied.  If you need to contact Membership to assist you with your Member details, please contact (02) 8748 0135.



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