International Welding Technologist (IWT)


The International Welding Technologist (IWT) course is aimed at equipping personnel with the necessary skills and technical knowledge for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication.

Engineering personnel intending to pursue a career in welding fabrication should apply for this course. It is suitable for engineers working on site and in fabrication workshops, in manufacturing, EPCM companies and end users. The qualification is referenced as suitable for employees with welding coordination responsibilities in ISO 3834 and ISO 14731 standards addressing welding.

It is also an excellent qualification for Welding Coordination Personnel with the responsibility for confirming the acceptability of welding procedures used in welded fabrications.



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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 including advanced welding processes.
  • Materials and their behavior during welding including advanced materials.
  • Construction and Design of welded fabrications.
  • Fabrications, Applications Engineering covering welding standards & their use.


Engineering personnel with a National diploma in engineering or an equivalent qualification, intending to pursue a career in welding fabrication and for engineers working in site and workshop fabrication.

Course Duration

Practical: 7 days
Theory: 37 days
Exams: 16 hours

Entry Requirements

  • National diploma in Engineering from a Technical University (Technikon) OR
  • Higher level Engineering qualification OR
  • IWS diploma with 6 years work experience as a Welding Coordinator at an appropriate level within 8 years after receiving the IWS diploma OR
  • N6 Mechanical Engineering with 5 years welding experience on Technologist level in the last 10 years.



Corporate Member:

Theory Only – R74,100 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R10,400 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined  РR84,500 (incl VAT)

Non- Corporate Member:

Theory Only – R80,100 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R10,400 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined – R90,500 (incl VAT)


Course Duration

Practical 7 days | Theory 37 days | Exams 16 hours

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