Weld Aware

How compliant and safe are structures?

As an engineer, manager or owner, when was the last time you were exposed to the latest in welding compliance, technology and best-practice?  The experts at AWS have developed a series of short courses to provide you with a better understanding of welding technology and techniques to ensure your projects are compliant, efficient, and safe.



This short course is designed for participants who may not have any formal qualifications in welding or welding technology. You will gain an overview of the fundamentals while referring to current Australian standards for safety and compliance.

This 1-day course covers joining processes and variable conditions, the types of welding, and the ‘checklists’ that have to be completed before selecting a particular process. The advantages and consequences of an inappropriate weld will be examined using examples, and there is also a practical welding session focused on basics.

Topics covered include:
  • Understanding 3 arc welding processes (SMAW, GMAW & GTAW) in detail
  • Understanding the concept of weldability
  • The role of forces in the arc
  • The implication of weld geometry, microstructure, and chemistry on weld integrity


This 1-day course covers critical aspects of welding metallurgy, the defection and assessment of welding defects, as well as risk-mitigating strategies. This session is designed for the working professional who wants an enhanced understanding of the technical aspects of welding. AWS can also offer a second day of training for more practical experience and greater depth in the subject.

Topics covered include:
  • Solidification concepts
  • Steel microstructural transformations
  • The role of residual stresses in relation to defect formation
  • Implications of critical cooling times and carbon equivalent on weld integrity
  • Empirical estimators

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This 1-day course introduces participants to the procedures and processes involved in welding quality management and compliance.

Upon completion, you will be aware of what is needed to qualify a weld or review a welding procedure, and have a thorough understanding of occupational health and safety risks, liabilities and management strategies.

Topics covered include:
  • Management and coordination of welding activities
  • Principles of visual inspection
  • Principles of mechanical and non-destructive testing
  • Inspection and test plans
  • QA & QC document control
  • Australian statutory requirements for welding


You dont need to be a welder to care about welding

Overview of three courses

Suitable for welders and engineers, managers, supervisors or executives in industries related to welding. For professional development in reducing risks

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