RT Level II

RT II Technicians should be competent to select the NDT technique for the testing method to be used; define the limitations of application of the testing method; translate NDT codes, standards, specifications, and procedures into NDT instructions adapted to the actual working conditions; (create written instruction); set up and verify equipment settings; (ensure quality of inspection); perform and supervise tests; (ensure scope coverage and compliance with customer requirements); interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures; (Accept or reject relevant indications) and carry out and supervise all tasks at or below Level II.  Following the successful completion of the training, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 3 months can be gained towards personnel certification.

Practical applications / techniques

SWSI, DWSI, DWDI / Dense alloy Welded Plates and pipe / Isotope Ir-192 / X-ray / Dense alloy Castings and forging (optional extra) / (Light alloy applications available on request)

General Theory

Advantages, disadvantages and limitations / Discontinuities, indications, defects / Radiation Safety, ionisation radiation / Electromagnetic radiation / Origin and properties of γ and X rays / Interaction with matter / Equipment

Specific Theory

Sample preparation / Calibration and functionality checks / Radiation exposure and film parameters / Typical defects and detectability / Calibration and reference samples / Calibration and system checks / Signal interpretation and plotting

Practical Skills

Performance and quality checks / Performance of tests / Exposure charts / Film development / Characterisation of indications / Recording results / Report writing

Course notes shall be provided on first day

RT I General and Specific Notebook / Written instructions / Questions and answer sheets / Homework



Access Conditions

Candidate shall be qualified i.e. have received training in accordance with ISO9712: 2012 requirements and have passed the Level 1 qualification examinations (certified is preferred) as a Level 1 NDT Technician in the applicable method and sector.

Direct Access to Level 2:
Candidate shall have passed both mathematics and science at Grade 12 level (Equivalent to N3 – Proof of Grade 12 certificate is required) and have applicable tertiary qualification(s) and / or relevant NDT experience. Combination of Level 1 and Level 2 Training hours in accordance with an approved syllabus and training programme as per SAQCC – NDT requirements and based on certification body approval. The Level 1 qualification examinations shall also have been successfully passed.

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