The SAIW has launched an exciting new streamlined international welder qualification via a fast tracked IIW Standard Diploma for experienced welders.
The introduction of the new format IIW Standard Diploma means that experienced welders can supercharge their training process over one to two weeks including all training, the assessment (examination) and materials at a cost of around R18 000, an 88% cost saving
WHY LAUNCH THIS TYPE OF TRAINING ?
Most welders have developed a speciality and are highly experienced in one position and one area and do not want to or need to, go through the entire IIW programme again. They, therefore, require a focused qualiﬁcation that recognises their speciﬁc area of expertise.
For example, a structural steel welder would prefer to focus on plate welding theory while tube welders in the petrochemical or power generation sectors are far more familiar with specialised tube welding which forms the bulk of what they do.
FOCUSED, FAST AND COST-EFFECTIVE
The new streamlined option bypasses the need for experienced welders to go back to basics and complete the full course and provides the highly specialised knowledge and assessment to take experienced welders to the next level.
COURSE STRUCTURE & CRITERIA
||The IIW Standard Diploma covers the theory behind a single welding process either ﬁllet, plate or pipe in the form of lectures as well as written and practical tests. If these are passed the student receives an IIW Diploma and a Welding Certiﬁcate of record which provides unequivocal proof that the welder complies with the IIW standards.|
||To access the course, a student must have been a full-time welder for at least two of the previous three years and possess a valid welder qualiﬁcation certiﬁcate. They also need a CV with the endorsement of a current or previous employer to prove their experience.|
REASONS TO OBTAIN THE DIPLOMA
||Qualiﬁcation in an international level of welding will make students much more marketable from a job perspective and increase their job prospects locally and allow them to apply for jobs overseas should they leave the country|
||Springboard for more advanced careers in welding inspection and co-ordination. These jobs add much needed depth of experience on welding projects at ground level and are higher level skills|
Overall, the SAIW is committed to meeting the requirement from local industry for South African welders with internationally recognised qualiﬁcations who can add value to new and maintenance projects in the petrochemical, power generation and oil and gas industries, all of which are set to experience an investment boom.