The course provides the knowledge required by people engaged in the supervision of welding and allied processes, (including gouging and cutting) of steel structures constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 1554, to designs in accordance with NZS 3404, AS 3990, AS 4100 or AS/NZS 4600.The course also provides the essential welding related knowledge required by professional engineers. Download the course brochure HERE .
The course covers:
- Welding safety
- Welding, cutting and related processes
- Welding equipment
- Welding practice
- Welding production
- Welding inspection and testing
- Basic metallurgy
- Application standards
- Welding procedures
- Welder qualification standards
The Course consists of 40 teaching hours arranged as a one week full time block.In addition candidates are required to undertake 60 hours of self-directed study. This involves completing a series of home assignments that also prepare for the examinations.
This course leads to:
1. Unit standard 26393 Demonstrate knowledge of the supervision of structural steel welding in accordance with AS 2214 (25 credits at Level 5 on the NZ Qualifications Framework).
2. Qualification to Australian Standard AS 2214-2004: Certification of welding supervisors - Structural steel welding. AS 2214 covers all aspects of welding to AS/NZS 1554 to which most NZ structural steel is fabricated, and meets the requirements for Examiners for the welder qualification standard AS/NZS 2980.
The course has been developed specifically to provide an accessible qualification for people working (or wish to work) in a supervisory role in structural steel fabrication. The course content provides the knowledge necessary to economically and efficiently meet customer requirements and welding quality control standards. The benefits of achieving a recognised qualification at the level of a welding supervisor include:
For fabricators - competent staff who can develop welding procedures, instruct and control fabricators/welders, and can effectively liaise with designers, senior engineers, and customers.
For technical representatives - the ability provide customers with high quality service in regards to the consumables and equipment required to weld in accordance with AS/NZS 1554.
For trades people - career progression above NZQA Level 4 with recognised qualifications and an increased capability in the field of welding technology and quality management.
For tutors/instructors - ideal professional development in the field of welded fabrication.
For professional engineers - confidence in designing and managing work in the civil, structural and mechanical fields.