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 2 formats:

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.

HERA Welding Supervisor Online Course – The is run on-line over a 4-week period as an alternative to the classroom course. It offers a structured learning environment but with more timing flexibility than the classroom course and avoids the cost of travel and accommodation for those from out-of-town.

Click here for an overview of all of welding supervisor and inspector courses at HERA

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.

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. The Online course fees included the exam fees.
  3. For the “classroom” course exam fees are additional.

Upcoming exams:

There are no upcoming events at this time.


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.


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.

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Please select from the upcoming Welding Supervisor course dates below:

Mon 27

Welding Supervisor Course | Auckland

February 27 @ 8:30 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 06

Welding Supervisor Course | Christchurch

March 6 @ 8:30 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
May 29

Welding Inspector Level 1 Course | Auckland

May 29 @ 8:30 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 03

Welding Inspector Level 2 Course | Auckland

July 3 @ 8:30 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm