This course provides training in welding inspection leading to the HERA welding inspector Level 2 qualification, and the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).

Those qualified Level 2 have an advanced knowledge of the application of welding inspection. They are able to supervise visual inspection activities, and develop and implement quality plans, and inspection and test plans. The Level 2 can take responsibility for the acceptance of documents and reports related to quality and inspection.

Course content complies with requirements for the training of welding inspection personnel, and builds on the welding inspection knowledge gained in the Welding Inspector Level 1 Course.


The course is also recommended for those seeking the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (who have also completed our Welding Inspector Level 1 course).

This course is perfect for:

  • Fabricators who perform in-house visual examinations
  • Those seeking the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector


It is especially relevant to those in:

  • Steel construction
  • Infrastructure fabrication and maintenance
  • Bridge building
  • Transport industry
  • Machinery
  • Shipbuilding
  • Maintenance

You need to meet the following requirements to qualify to do this course.

  • Proficiency in the comprehension and writing of English as used in the engineering industry,
  • Proficiency in basic mathematics
  • The ability to write reports


  • Those seeking the HERA Welding Inspector Level 2 qualification must have successfully completed the HERA Welding Inspector Level 1 (or IIW IWI-B) qualification.
  • There are no course entry requirements for those wishing to take the CBIP CWI examinations. It is however strongly recommended to complete the Welding Inspector Level 1 course. CWI candidates should read CBIP document No. PRO-CER-07 for more information.

This course covers the scope of inspection activities as well as NDT techniques.

Welding inspection:

  • The role and responsibilities of a Welding Inspector
  • Welding terms and definitions
  • Mechanical testing on welded joints
  • Types and causes of weld imperfections
  • Welding procedures, approvals and welder approvals

NDT techniques:

  • Testing methods
  • Visual inspection
  • Liquid penetrant testing
  • Magnetic particle testing
  • Radiographic testing
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Pressure test
  • Dimensional tests
  • Quality assurance
  • Practical work

The standards covered in this course include AS/NZS ISO 17637, AS/NZS 1554 part 1, 2 and 3, AS/NZS ISO 5817, AS/NZS 2980, and AS/NZS ISO 9606.

Candidates who wish to undertake exams leading to Welding Inspector Level 2 qualifications must apply using the SF 001 WI 2 Application form.

This will be assessed for eligibility by the HERA ANB.

Please note that the exam application is in addition to your registration to the Welding Inspector Level 2 course, and that selecting to do the exams incurs additional fees.


**Applications for the CBIP CWI examinations must be made directly to CBIP.


Need more Information?

Please contact our Welding team by phone +64 9 242 4849, or by email at

Upcoming exams:

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Volkan Yakut  | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Volkan is an international welding engineer (IIW) with expertise in the field of Defence, Shipbuilding and Oil and gas. He holds NDT qualifications Level 3 for UT and Level 2 for RT, MPI, PT and VT. He is also a Lead Auditor for Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.


Robert Ryan  | HERA Welding Engineer

Robert is an international welding inspector (IIW IWI-S) and AS 2214 Welding Supervisor with expertise in the field of welding processes, procedures, training of welders as well as quality management systems to AS/NZS 5131 and SFC


Michail Karpenko  | GM Welding Centre

HERA Michail, an international welding engineer (IIW), is a member of the Standards New Zealand and Australia Committees including WD-003 “Welding” actively involved in the revision and updating of welding standards such as AS/NZS 1554, AS/NZS ISO 3834, DR ISO 17607, AS/NZS 5131. He was actively involved in establishing the Fabricator Certification Scheme (SFC) and is also a Lead Auditor for this Scheme.


Alan McClintock  | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Alan is a qualified welder, welding supervisor and inspector IWI-C, and an IIW Welding Technologist. He has considerable experience with New Zealand and Australia welding related structural standards and related quality control procedures. Alan is a Lead Auditor for Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.

What does the course cost?

Cost depends on your membership category at HERA. For more details, refer to the “Prices” tab.


Does the course fee cover the exams?

No, exam fees are additional.


Do I have to do the exams straight after this course?

No, exams can be taken at a later date.


How often is this course held?

The course is offered twice a year


Do I have to do the Welding Inspector Level 1 course first?

Yes. This course is a mandatory requirement for our Welding Inspector Level 2 and IIW qualifications.


HERA Ordinary Platinum member

 20% discount


HERA Affiliate or Associate Gold members

5% discount


Non HERA member

Full price

*All prices include GST


Want to get a HERA membership discount, but aren’t a member?

Find out how to become one today!  Or contact our Manager Customer Experience, Rebecca Symonds for more information.

Not only will this reduce your course fees for your business, but also for any of your employees throughout the year. And depending on the tier of membership you choose you can also enjoy discounts on offered resources and other membership benefits as well.

Register today!

Please select from the upcoming Welding Inspection Level 2 course dates below:

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