IIW Welding Specialist

The Welding Specialist course is aimed at equipping personnel with the necessary skills and technical knowledge to plan, execute, supervise and test welding operations within a limited technical field involving simple welded constructions. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of welding coordination personnel.

Welding supervisors and coordinators make a valuable contribution to welding operations, especially with regards to cost, quality, productivity and safety. The course is specifically aimed at supervisors and coordinators but is also suitable for personnel involved in training and technical sales. Candidates of at least 20 years of age with a senior matric certificate or N3 qualification, including mathematics and science and at least two years’ relevant experience may apply. Candidates with a Grade 9 or equivalent certificate, plus five years’ relevant experience will also be considered.

Candidates not meeting the above educational requirements may still be able to access the course through artisan qualifications and experience


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Email : weld.tech@saiw.co.za

Course Information

This course has a theoretical component and covers welding processes and equipment; materials and their behaviour during welding; construction and design; and fabrication applications engineering.

The course has a practical component but does not aim at acquiring practical skills but at gaining knowledge on the control of the different welding processes, difficulties and typical defects associated with the incorrect use of different welding methods and consumables.

Access Conditions

Entry Requirements:

  1. A senior certificate (matric, N3) with a pass in mathematics and science or equivalent AND
  2. The recommended minimum age of 20 years including a minimum of 2 years of job related experience is required OR
  3. Hold a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC – Grade 9) plus 5 years relevant metal working experience


Course Duration:

Practical: 8 days
Theory: 26 days
Exams: 8 hours

Costs & Bookings

Corporate Member:
Theory Only – R40 793 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R8 518 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined –  R49 310 (incl VAT)

Non- Member:
Theory Only – R44 100 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R9 209 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined – R53 309 (incl VAT)

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