AICIP Exam Workshop

AICIP WorkShop Info

An AICIP qualified Inspector has the credentials to undertake pressure plant inspection, and also act as a supervising role to Inspectors without the qualification. This could give you a leg-up on your next job application, move into a different role or provide you with a complete career change.

Not only do participants love the workshop, our students have the highest pass-rate of any other AICIP course (>95%), and are often AICIP award winners.

Our workshop is designed and delivered by Les Cowley, who updates the content regularly according to the latest changes in legislation and with contemporary examples. Les has worked as an Inspector and Trainer for over 40 years and is well known as an expert and mentor throughout Australia.

We also have guest lecturers including Dr Rahim Kurji, expert in defect identification and calculus, John Garvey from SafeWork SA, and Tony Mackenzie on fracture mechanics and corrosion principles.

AWS is not only a training centre, but also a NATA Accredited Inspection body, working in the In-Service Inspection field every day. We also provide welding engineering and inspection services, and all elements of asset integrity management.

There are no prerequisites for the AICIP exam or our workshop, but a relevant working background will give you an advantage.

The workshop would be best suited for those with experience in Mechanical Engineering, Non-Destructive Examination, Welding Inspection or Asset Integrity Management.

Our courses run in training centres in Adelaide, Darwin and Perth.

We can also deliver training on site for a group of 10 or more.

The AICIP Workshop is an intensive 10-day course, usually scheduled prior to the AICIP exams twice a year. Contact us to find out upcoming dates through our Expression of Interest form in this page

The cost of the AICIP exam is separate to our course fee.

Les Cowley also runs a one-week Senior AICIP Workshop, in preparation for the more advanced level qualification.

AWS has also developed a series of one-day Extension of Life courses, designed as professional development for Inspectors, or those just beginning a career in Inspection.

Expression of Interest

Send us your no-obligation registration of interest to attend an AICIP Workshop.

We will contact you to discuss your requirements







Here’s what previous students are saying:

Excellent delivery of the course by all instructors. Given the vast scope to cover, the course was effectively structured to maximise content retention. Highly recommended for preparation for AICIP exams as well as practical knowledge.

Francis Avel, ExxonMobil PNG Ltd,
on the In-Service Inspection Workshop

I really enjoyed the training. Les ran a great course giving a solid overview of the requirements for pressure plant registration. Les really knew the important points that needed to be covered. From his significant experience in this area he is able to deliver an excellent course on this sometimes hard to understand topic.

Michael Jucha, Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance,

The capabilities held within the AWS team coupled with the welding skills coaching concept have enabled me to come ahead leaps and bounds, It provides me with access to professionals such as welding specialists and welding engineers, a luxury I doubt I would have been provided from the conventional method of training. (...)

Dion James, Easternwell Group,

(...) I am looking forward to developing a life long association with the AWS team past my training and will certainly be recommending their services to any person wishing to further their professional careers.

Dion James, Easternwell Group,

Can't see how you could pass the exam without doing this course. Generally the course is great!

Mick O’Keefe, UGL,
on the Senior In-Service Inspection Workshop

Excellent course, all bases covered, Les Cowley is an excellent teacher and shows a genuine enthusiasm for the job.

Dale Tiller, Dalkar Engineering,

One of the best courses/tests i have encountered. The staff were very friendly and very helpful/knowledgable.

Lech Jagiello, Transfield,

We will certainly use AWS in the future.

Steven Rennie, Valmec Australia Pty Ltd,

Thanks for your help in establishing the welding requirements for this project. Having you guys involved has definitely been a worthwhile process.

David Slater, Walkinshaw Performance Group,

Thanks for the training course, it was well received by all our engineers. The class theory and practical training was well pitched for our needs and was also enjoyable as a team building exercise. Your people were also excellent to work with.

Byron Burridge, Mechvac Engineering,