IIW Welding Practitioner


Welding supervisors are tasked with the responsibility of improving the productivity of welders. With the correct training, welding supervisors will provide adequate support for welders ensuring high quality production at minimum cost.

The International Welding Practitioner (IWP) course is ideal for welding personnel who wish to progress their career and improve their knowledge of welding technology and quality control.

The Course is intended for Welding personnel who wish to improve their welding skills and knowledge to enable them to take on welding supervision tasks and positions.

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Email : weld.tech@saiw.co.za

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Course Outline

This course has both a theoretical and a practical component and covers:

  • Welding processes and equipment.
  • Materials and their behaviour during welding, construction and design.
  • Fabrication applications engineering.

Practical Welder training is carried out on an individual basis with the main processes being MMA, MIG/MAG, FCAW, TIG and Oxy-Fuel welding. Forty (40) hours are reserved to broaden the student’s knowledge and skill in other relevant materials within this main process. An additional twenty (20) hours shall be reserved to give the student basic understanding of the possibilities of other processes.

On completion of the course, students will have an understanding of:

  • The characteristics and main components of the most common arc welding power sources.
  • The fundamentals of common and special welding processes and their applications.
  • Consumables used in the different processes.
  • Joint designs and weld configurations for specific materials, thicknesses, accessibility, different loadings and allowable tolerances.
  • Basic metallurgy of steels, testing of materials and heat treatments.
  • Defects encountered with the various welding processes.

Course Duration:

Practical: 8 days
Theory: 10 days
Exams: 2 hours

Access Conditions

Entry Requirements:

1.A valid welder qualification certificate to weld in all positions without backing in at least one process (e.g. 6G (H-LO45) pipe weld without backing, or horizontal and vertical groove weld without backing)
2.The recommended minimum age of 20 years including 2 years’ working experience as a welder
3.Welder qualification tests will be conducted on completion of the theory in the 6G positions and PF plate positions, in a choice of processes or materials

Course Duration:
Practical: 8 days
Theory: 10 days
Exams: 2 hours



Corporate Member:
Theory Only – R21,830 (Including VAT)
Practical Only – R9,390 (Including VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined – R30,220 (Including VAT)

Non- Member:
Theory Only – R23,600 (Including VAT)
Practical Only – R10,150 (Including VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined – R33,750 (Including VAT)

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