Online Courses

Online Courses

As Australia’s Agent for the American Welding Society, we act as a conduit to provide a range of International qualifications and courses to the Australian industry. We have partnered with the American Welding Society as they represent a dependable, worldwide standard of excellence.

These Online Courses are designed as immersive and interactive lessons, accessible and learner-centred, for you to work through at your own pace. They provide a valuable opportunity for professional development in a range of topics, for Engineers, Supervisors, Inspectors, and Welders.

The courses are developed by industry experts and offer 24/7 Live Support and weekly access to Instructors for participants.

The courses below can be purchased directly from the American Welding Society with no additional fees.

The CWI Pre-Seminar

 Prepare for CWI Exam

The CWI Pre-Seminar is a comprehensive overview of the fundamental concepts and principles that every CWI needs to know.

Over 70 hours of instruction will help prepare you for Part A of the CWI Exam.

Welding Fundamentals I

The Basics

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of welding.

Participants will learn the basic science and practical application of the most commonly utilised welding processes along with other essential topics, including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

Welding Fundamentals II

RW & High Energy Processes

This course provides a comprehensive overview of resistance welding, plasma arc welding, electron beam welding, and laser beam welding, cutting, and drilling.

Participants will learn about the science, equipment, consumables, process variables, safety precautions, and advantages and disadvantages inherent to each process.

Economics of Welding

 Reduce costs & ensure weld quality

In this course, participants will learn to identify, measure, and manage the costs of production in order to reduce expenses and ensure quality.

Topics include welding process variables, weld procedure specifications, calculating weld metal volume and deposition rates, and managing the costs of labour, materials, equipment, and overhead.

Fabrication Math I

The Basics

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to basic math skills.

The engaging, multimedia, format offers clear, step-by-step verbal and visual explanations that make each mathematical concept easy to understand and remember.

Topics include place value, simplification, estimation, measurement and the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and mixed numbers.

Fabrication Math II

Concepts & Formulas

This course builds upon the lessons learned in Fabrication Math I to explain the concepts, equations, and formulas that welders, welding foremen, welding supervisors and other welding professionals require to estimate, plan, and produce quality welds.

Topics include unit conversions, percentages and ratios, and the calculation of area and volume.

Metallurgy I

Fundamental Concepts

Metallurgy I introduces the fundamental concepts required to understand the metallurgical phenomena that affect welding and welded materials.

Topics include the characteristics of atoms, the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical reactivity, the atomic structure of materials, and the properties of metals.

Metallurgy II

Properties that Affect Weldability

Welding involves various metallurgical phenomena, including melting, freezing, diffusion, precipitation, thermal strains, and shrinkage. If disregarded or misunderstood, these effects can lead to cracking, porosity, or welds with poor properties.

This course builds on the fundamental principles described in Metallurgy I to provide a basic understanding of the nature of metals, the metallurgical phenomena involved in welding, and the effects of these phenomena on the properties of welded materials.

Science of Non-Destructive Testing

This course describes welding discontinuities and the science and application of visual testing (VT), penetrant testing (PT), magnetic particle testing (MT), radiographic testing (RT), and ultrasonic testing (UT).

Topics include discontinuities and their causes, as well as the role of vision, capillary action, magnetism, radiation, and sound in VT, PT, MT, RT and UT respectively.

Welding Safety

Based on the ANSI Z49.1:2012 Safety in Welding Standard, this course includes a broad range of topics, including hazards, safety equipment, ventilation, welding in confined spaces, safety precautions, and safety specifications.

Welding Symbols

Based on the AWS A2.4:2012 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Non-destructive Examination, this in-depth, online course employs audio narration, animated graphics, and interactive practice problems to make even the most complex welding symbols easy to understand and use.

This course builds on the fundamental principles described in Metallurgy I to provide a basic understanding of the nature of metals, the metallurgical phenomena involved in welding, and the effects of these phenomena on the properties of welded materials.

WPS/PQR Explained

This online course provides a comprehensive overview of the nature and use of a WPS, and its supporting procedure qualification record (PQR), which are commonly misunderstood