International Welder

 

South Africa is in need of high quality welding skills. The International Institute of Welding (IIW) has developed a training programme for welders where the IIW seeks to achieve harmonisation in the training, examination and qualification testing of welders in the world. The training and assessment is linked to the requirements of ISO 9606, which provides a scheme for qualification testing of welders. Internationally, and specifically in South Africa, industry requires welders with more skill for the sake of flexibility in production. The International Welder programme provides a combination of comprehensive theoretical knowledge and high practical skills assessed by tests of increasing difficulty including ISO 9606 qualification tests and by theoretical examinations. The programme is presented at three different levels which are progressive, fillet, plate and pipe welder.

Upon completion of the course, trainees will be able to demonstrate the required level of skill in accordance with ISO9606 or similar standard (ASME IX) and pass the required theoretical examination. Trainees will be able to produce basic Fillet, Plate and Pipe Welds with the chosen welding process depending on the level of qualification and have a basic understanding of the theory of welding. The graduating welder will be awarded an IIW Diploma plus a Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ) as per International Standards.

The International Welder programme provides a combination of comprehensive theoretical knowledge and high practical skills assessed by tests of increasing difficulty including ISO 9606 qualification tests and by theoretical examinations. The programme is presented at three different levels which are progressive, fillet, plate and pipe welder. Training times for practical welding vary from person to person. It is possible to finish the required modules in a shorter period of time whilst some individuals may require additional training time.

 

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Course Information

Experienced welders may enter the programme at any level. In order to obtain the qualification, the relevant theory training and examination will need to be completed along with all the relevant qualification (including lower levels, such as Module A & B) tests pertaining to the qualification required. If a welder requires the International Pipe Welder qualification (all positions) for TIG welding, the theory modules and examinations (A, B, C & ST) would need to be completed and the 5 qualification tests (Fillet, Plate & Pipe). No practical training is necessary if the welder is competent to achieve the required quality standard as detailed in international standards (ISO 9606) for all the required qualification tests. Once an assessment has been undertaken on the welder’s skill level, an individual training programme and cost can be specified.

OUTCOMES OF TRAINING

Upon completion of the course, trainees will be able to demonstrate the required level of skill in accordance with ISO9606 or similar standard (ASME IX) and pass the required theoretical examination. Candidates will be able to produce basic Fillet, Plate and Pipe Welds with the chosen welding process depending on the level of qualification and have a basic understanding of the theory of welding. The graduating welder will be awarded with an IIW Diploma plus a Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ) as per International Standards.

Access Conditions

Entry Requirements:

Appropriate health as well as physical and mental capability is required to enter at Fillet Welder level. Access to higher levels is allowed upon passing of relevant theoretical examinations and demonstration of required practical skill.

Costs & Bookings

Core Module: R55 000 (including VAT)

The core modules include 12 weeks of training which is inclusive of the 2 weeks theory module. Additional blocks of 12 weeks training can be booked at the above price to complete the International Welder training programme as required.

Additional weeks: R5 000 (including VAT)

Individual training weeks can be purchased as required in order to complete a further qualification after the core module has been completed. Qualification tests undertaken during training periods are inclusive.

Theory modules may be taken independently or all modules undertaken collectively (2 weeks training).

Individual training weeks can be purchased at the above rate as required in order to complete a further qualification after the core module has been completed, qualification tests undertaken during training periods are inclusive.

Theory modules may be taken independently or all modules undertaken collectively.

Fillet Welder Core Module A: R 5 000 (including VAT)
Plate Welder Core Module B: R 5 000 (including VAT)
Pipe Welder Core Module C: R 1 710 (including VAT)
Process Specific Modules SA, ST, SM: R 1 780 (including VAT) each
Material Specific Modules PSS, PAL: R 1 780 (including VAT) each
All modules undertaken collectively (2 weeks training): R 15 600 (including VAT)
Qualification Tests Only : R 2 600  each (including VAT)

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