IIW Welding Technologist

The welding technologist 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 co-ordination responsibilities in ISO 3734 and ISO 14731.

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



Please Note : The practical component aims to provide a candidate with knowledge on the control of the different welding processes. The candidate will become familiar with the problems and typical defects associated with incorrect use of the different welding methods.

Exemption is available from the practical training module on application with a suitable CV showing experience with all the welding processes, subject to the discretion of the Approved Training Body.

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Email : weld.tech@saiw.co.za

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Course Outline

Course Outline

  • 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.

The Course is intended for 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: 8 days
Theory: 37 days
Exams: 16 hours

Access Conditions

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 – R78,000 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R9,505 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined  – R87,505 (incl VAT)

Non- Member:

Theory Only – R84,325 (incl VAT)
Practical Only – R9,505 (incl VAT)
Theoretical & Practical Combined – R93,830 (incl VAT)


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