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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.

The Full Schedule and Course contents can be found HERE

Prerequisites

Training Pathway 1 (TP1) - Candidates must hold one of the following;

  1. Secondary School certificate plus 4 years metalworking-related work experience (e.g. completed Year 10 or Year 12 high school education); OR
  2. Higher qualification than secondary school (e.g. Engineering-related Trade qualification; Cert III or higher from TAFE or another RTO in an engineering-related trade qualification) plus 2 years metalworking-related work experience (if not part of the trade qualification); OR
  3. If you hold a qualification at a level above a. or b. (e.g. degree or diploma in Engineering) you are likely to be eligible, please contact us for more information.

Training Pathway 2 (TP2)

An AS 1796 Certificate 10 and/or AS 2214 Welding Supervisor. This means applying for exemption from the first 2 modules by completing the MF-25 Exemption Form, gain approval then attend the last 3 modules before writing all the examinations.

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

Costs (including GST)

Training Pathway 1 (TP1)

Course fee: $10,300 Members

                   $10,750 Non-Members

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

Training Pathway 2 (TP2)

 Course fee: $6,360 Members

                    $6,600 Non-Members

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

Please see Examination Fees HERE




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Location Dates
Australia - Places Available View details
Australia - Course Full - only for Current IWS Students View details