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Face to face Welding Supervisor Melbourne - AS2214 and AS1796

A Welding Supervisor qualification expands your career horizons enormously. Both AS 2214 and AS 1796 Certificate 10 meet the requirements outlined in AS/NZS 1554.1 to supervise the welding of structural steel. Similarly, AS 1796  Certificate 10 meets the requirement for a welding supervisor under AS 1210 for pressure vessels.  Welding Supervisors play a vital role in industry—they understand the factors that influence welding quality, how to oversee welders  effectively, and the variables that help maximise productivity.

Course Delivery

The Welding Supervisor course includes three, one week blocks of face-to-face teaching.  All participants must write Paper A which is common to both AS2214 and AS1796. Then either Paper B1 or B2 depending on your prerequisite qualifications and whether you would like to have the AS1796 Cert 10 or AS2214 Welding Supervisor qualification. Only one qualification can be completed during this course, but you can study and write the other Paper B in the next course session.

Topics covered 

Module 1 

  • General
  • Welding Safety
  • Welding, cutting and related processes
  • Welding Equipment
  • Welding Practice
  • Welding Production
  • Welding Inspection and testing

Module 2 

  • Introduction of steel
  • Phases of material transformation and alteration
  • Mechanical properties and heat treatment
  • Steel composition and weldability 
  • Cracking phenomon 
  • Stainless steel 

Module 3 - AS2214

  • The implementation of the welding requirements in all parts of AS/NZS 1554 parts 1-7

Module 3 - AS1796

  • The implementation of the welding requirements in the appropriate Australian Standards for pressure equipment as defined in AS/NZS 1200

SCHEDULE, dates and Course Brochure


AS 1796 Certificate 10

To sit for AS1796 Certificate 10 Welding Supervisor, candidates need to provide evidence of one of: 

   a) A welder’s certificate complying with AS 1796, evidence of attending or having attended a course of instruction for welding supervisors and not less than one year’s experience in the welding of pressure equipment as defined in  AS/NZS1200 subsequent to gaining the welder’s certificate. The course of instruction, predominantly theoretical in scope, shall be of at least 120 hours’ duration.

   b) A welder’s certificate complying with AS 1796 and at least 2 years’ experience in the welding of pressure equipment as defined in AS/NZS 1200 subsequent to gaining that certificate.

   c) A qualification in engineering, metallurgy or welding and, at least three years’ experience in welded fabrication, one year of which shall include evidence of welding on pressure equipment as defined in AS/NZS 1200, an example of sufficient evidence is a welder qualification test to AS3992 or similar.  

AS 2214 Welding Supervisor

To sit for AS2214 Welding Supervisor, candidates need to provide evidence of one following:

   a) Three years approved practical experience in the fabrication engineering industry, and successful completion of an approved course that includes:

        a. Welding process technology;

        b. Welding metallurgy;

        c. Weld testing and inspection; and

        d. Standards and specifications Steel structures.

   b) Three years approved experience in the supervision or inspection of welding.

   c) A qualification in either engineering, metallurgy or welding, and three years approved experience related to the practical application of welding.

Costs (including GST)

Full Course:  $5,490 Members

                       $5,705 Non-Members

Per Module: $1,885 Members

                       $1,955 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. 

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