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.




HYBRID (either physically at the SAIW or virtually)

To improve access to the International Welding Specialist course, the SAIW will be offering this virtually after hours. This will be conducted on Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 8pm and hybrid (either physically at the SAIW or virtually) from 8am to 3pm. The course will be conducted one week per month over 12 months.


Module 3 & 4 dates will be issued at a later stage after completion of the first two modules.

Costs (Theory Only): 

Corporate Members :  R4,050 per month = R48,600 in total 
Non Members :  R4,378 per month = R52,540 in total 

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Email : weld.tech@saiw.co.za

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Course Outline


  • The practical training component of the course is not intended to bring the skill of trainees to a specific competency level but is aimed at ensuring they are exposed to a number of different processes and are familiar with the reasons for typical defects arising during welding.
  • Exemption is possible from the practical training module subject to a suitable CV showing experience with welding processes and is at the discretion of the Approved Training Body.


  • Welding Processes and Equipment.
  • Materials and their behaviour during welding.
  • Construction and Design.
  • Fabrications, Applications Engineering.

Course Duration
Practical: 7 days
Theory: 26 days
Exams: 8 hours

Access Conditions

Entry Requirements:

  1. The  recommended minimum age is 20 years
  2. A senior certificate (matric, N3) with a pass in mathematics and science or equivalent AND 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

Candidates not meeting the above educational requirements will still be able to access the course through artisan qualification and experience. Contact info@saiw.co.za for more information.





Corporate Member:
Theory Only – R48,600 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R9,505 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined –  R58,105 (incl VAT)

Non- Member:
Theory Only – R52,540 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R9,505 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined – R62,045 (incl VAT)

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