This course leads to the following qualifications:

  1. The Welding Supervisor qualification AS/NZS 2214-2019: Certification of welding supervisors – Structural steel welding as required by AS/NZS 5131 and the Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) scheme.
  2. The HERA Certificate of Attainment covering the welding knowledge requirements for CBIP Elevating Work Platforms Inspectors – (Ref CBIP Doc. No: PRO-CER-09).



  • For those wanting to progress to the HERA Welding Inspector Level 1 – Steel Structures, this covers the Welding Technology 1 Module (WT1). Further study and exams, the “HERA Welding Inspector Level 1” course and exams must be completed to gain this welding inspection qualification.
  • The course is also recommended for those preparing for the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) examinations for welding technology; Ref. “Knowledge Requirements” in CBIP Doc. No PRO-CER-07).
  • The course is also ideal for anyone seeking an in-depth knowledge of structural steel welding but who do not require a formal qualification.

The course is available in 1 format:

HERA Welding Supervisor Course – Consists of one week (40 hours) full-time in the classroom, and a Distance Learning component on the HERA E-learning platform. The Distance Learning requires the completion of a series of assignments online following the classroom course. The one-week classroom component is held in Auckland and Christchurch.

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This course is perfect for:

  • Fabricators
  • Leading hands
  • Fabrication supervisors
  • NDT technicians
  • Welding Inspector trainees
  • Welders moving to a supervisory role
  • QA managers
  • Technical representatives
  • Anyone seeking to extend his/her expertise to include welding engineering

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, and
  • Proficiency in basic mathematics.



  • For AS/NZS 2214, you must have a minimum of three years experience in the welding/fabrication industry.
  • To progress to the HERA welding inspector, you must be able to show relevant experience in the metal working industry.


This course is open to anyone seeking an in-depth understanding of structural steel welding and the associated standards.

This course covers the AS/NZS 2214 syllabus and the Welding Inspector Welding Technology Module 1 requirements.

  • The role and responsibilities of the welding supervisor and inspector
  • Welding processes
  • Welding procedure qualification
  • Welding metallurgy
  • Construction and design
  • Welder qualification to AS/NZS 2980 and AS/NZS ISO 9606.1
  • Fabrication and welding for seismic applications
  • Compliance with welding and fabrication standards
  • Weld defects and acceptance criteria
  • Quality management systems to AS/NZS 1554, AS/NZS 5131, SFC and AS/NZS ISO 3834.

* Comprehensive course notes are provided by HERA.

The course is making extensive references to AS/NZS 1554 Structural steel welding – Part 1: Welding of steel structures. This standard is considered an essential standard in welding of steel structures. It is expected that students obtain their own copy of the standard and bring this to the course. It is not part of the course material provided for this course.

Please note –  optional refresher/exam preparation sessions are offered online before the exams.

Details will be provided on the HERA E-learning platform.

For the AS/NZS 2214 Certificate and the HERA Welding Inspector WT1 module candidates must:

  1. Attend the classroom course or watch the online lectures,
  2. Complete the distance learning assignments,
  3. Pass two examinations (65% pass mark):
    1. Paper A Welding “Theory and Technology” (3-hour exam).
    2. Paper B “Application of Standards” (2-hour exam).


For the HERA Certificate of Attainment for CBIP Elevating Work Platforms Inspectors candidates must:

  1. Attend the classroom course or watch the online lectures,
  2. Complete the distance learning assignments,
  3. Pass examination Paper A Welding “Theory and Technology” (3-hour exam).


Note that for the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) candidates must apply directly to CBIP.



  1. The exams are conducted “on-line”; exam procedures will be explained during the course.
  2. Exam fees are additional.

Upcoming exams:


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.


Ozgur Erdem | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Ozgur has worked extensively on the delivery of industrial plant projects globally in many roles at different levels in the fabrication and construction of boilers, reactors, pressure vessels, structural steels and piping systems of oil & gas, nuclear and thermal power (CCGT and coal fired) plants in Turkiye, Russia, Albania, Libya and Iraq.

He was a lecturer of welding inspection courses at international training organisations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and South America.

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HERA Ordinary Platinum Member

20% discount

HERA Affiliate or Associate Golf members

5% discount

Non HERA Member

Full price

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Please note: Exam fee’s are not included in the course fees.


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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.

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