This Welding Supervisor exams consist of two papers.

  • Paper A Welding Theory and Technology
    3 hour ‘closed book’ exam. Start: 9:00am
  • Paper B Applications of Standards
    2 hour ‘open book’ exam. You may also refer to a copy of AS/NZS 1554.1. Start: 1:00pm

Both papers are assessed independently of each other and have to be passed to achieve the qualification.

Detailed exam instructions will be sent to candidates once registration is confirmed.



Instructions and exam confirmation will be emailed to students.


You need to meet the following requirements to qualify to do these exams.

  • Completion of the Welding Supervisor course, including distance learning components.



Candidates seeking to become Welding Supervisors to AS/NZS 2214 need to fulfil either of the following three pre-requisites:

  • Three years approved practical experience in the fabrication engineering industry, or
  • Three years approved experience in the supervision or inspection of welding, or
  • A qualification in either engineering, metallurgy or welding, and three years approved experience related to the practical application of welding.


Candidates wishing to progress to IIW Welding Inspector, need to fulfil one of the the following two pre-requisites:

  • Professional worker in a metalworking profession, or
  • Relevant experience in a metalworking profession

Ensure you are prepared for your exams by selecting to do our optional refresher course.

We’ll review the important concepts you need to be proficient in, so you can feel more confident ahead of sitting your papers.

This is delivered online via Zoom, and consists of a four series webinar consisting of 2 hour sessions in the lead up to the exam. Each webinar also allows for a 30 minute questions segment.


Please note:

  • All webinars are set to start at 1:00pm.
  • Detailed instructions will be emailed to attendees ahead of time.
  • Last day to register for the Refresher course is five days prior to the exam.
  • You’ll need to select the “$170 Exam preparation” box in section 3 of the exam registration form if you’d like to attend these webinars.
  • Webinar 1: Welding processes and equipment
  • Webinar 2: Materials and their behaviour during welding
  • Webinar 3: Construction and design
  • Webinar 4: Fabrication, applications engineering

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.


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


Paper A


Paper B


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