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A Message from the CEO
Pipeline Repair Course
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A Message from the CEO With all the excitement generated by several governments announcing funding for our Advanced Welder Training Centres, it is easy to forget that Weld Australia is—at heart—a grassroots organisation. Our key functions are to promote the businesses of our members, and to provide networking and learning opportunities. This year, Weld Australia has been increasingly successful in organising technical events, site tours and networking opportunities for members. All these events are becoming more and more popular and well-attended. I am particularly pleased to have received excellent feedback from the Q&A Forums that are currently being held in Victoria. Whilst it is often extremely difficult for people to attend industry events, the benefits of networking with your peers and learning about the latest developments in our profession prove to be invaluable. As such, I encourage all members to make the most of our free events, and to attend whenever possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in Weld Australia’s state-based Division Committees for all your hard work and help in organising our events. My thanks also go to all the businesses and organisations that have hosted site tours and technical events this year. Welcome to Weld Australia’s Newest Team Members I’d like to welcome two new Weld Australia team members. Jane Curtis has joined as Membership Administrator, and Alicia Bartone has commenced in the role of Office Manager and Personal Assistant. I encourage you to make them both feel welcome. Jane will
be focused on working with our state-based Division Committees to help facilitate and increase the number of local events Weld Australia holds throughout the year. While Alicia will assist with a wide variety of administrative tasks. For further information about Jane and Alicia, please see page 6. In addition, Mehdi Tajfar (Welding Consultant) has just moved to our Western Australia office from Sydney. With Mehdi joining Louise Petrick (Technology Manager) in Perth, Weld Australia will be better able to support all our Western Australia members, particularly in light of the upcoming Naval Shipbuilding Program. We wish Mehdi the best of luck in Perth. Bendigo Manufacturers Forum In early August, I visited Bendigo for a Manufacturers Forum, which proved very popular; it was attended by over 70 people. The Forum was convened to address the shortage of skilled welders in the region. If the issue of welder training and up-skilling is not addressed in Bendigo and the surrounding region, it is highly likely to inhibit the growth of businesses in the local area. Representatives from large, local manufacturers such as Thales and Hofmann Engineering were in attendance to express their concerns. Bendigo Manufacturing Group Chair, Mark Brennan, detailed a $1.2 million submission made to the Victorian State Government, which would see new TAFE courses introduced in the region. These courses would harness state-ofthe-art welder training, combined with traditional ‘on-the-tools’ training.
Geoff Crittenden (Chief Executive Officer, Weld Australia)
New Weld Australia Members: July 2018 Weld Australia would like to welcome the following new members who joined in July: Individual Members • Sadegh Abbaspour • Simon Brock • Cameron Dinnis • Brian Dixon • Sarel Franssoa Fourie • Suchan Hwang • Andrew Jung • David Parr • Jerome Ridder • Denny Singleton • Mark Skinner • Nathan Thompson • Sarel Franssoa Fourie Corporate Members • Hamilton Maintenance Group • Global Manufacturing Group: http://gmqld.com.au To become a Weld Australia member, simply visit weldaustralia.com.au, or contact us on 02 8748 0100 or
A Message from the CEO A Focus on Safety Weld Australia is currently working on several key projects related to safety, including the Welding Safety Council. The primary role of the Council will be to help coordinate the activities of government and industry bodies to ensure the safety of welders and welding equipment, and the integrity of in-service welds. A very important initiative, this is now well underway. We have also recently launched the Welding Equipment Register. Technology has come a long way over the past few decades; welding machines have more power than ever and top brands continually push the limits with each new generation of equipment. However, the increased performance is a double-edged sword in some machines. For instance, some brands supply leads and plugs that cannot hold the power required by the machine when operating at peak performance. To ensure that Australian welders can make informed decisions on welding equipment, Weld Australia (together with participating equipment suppliers) has developed a register of safeto-use equipment.
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This register will maintain a list of equipment that is deemed safe for use through compliance with IEC 60974.1 (Arc welding equipment â€“ Part 1: Welding power sources) and IEC 60974.6 (Arc welding equipment â€“ Part 6: Limited duty equipment). Weld Australia will update the register quarterly. Geoff Crittenden CEO, Weld Australia
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Pipeline Repair, Hot Tapping & In-Service Welding Course
Avoid Shutdowns & Service Interruptions. Realise Economic & Environmental Benefits. Facilitated by Weld Australia, this course will provide an in-depth overview of the various aspects of pipeline modification and repair, and address common concerns associated with welding onto in-service pipelines. A thorough understanding of the factors that affect welding onto in-service pipelines helps avoid pipeline shutdowns and interruptions of service, thereby bolstering both economic and environmental benefits for operators and welders alike. Plus, repairs can be undertaken efficiently, effectively and with full confidence.
Who Should Attend? Pipeline engineers, designers, operators and service professionals who are involved with the maintenance, design, inspection and repair of oil and gas pipelines.
A must attend course for pipeline repair personnel. Excellent course material.”
The course includes a review and critical analysis of available thermal analysis models, including the original Battelle model, the heat sink capacity method and the PRCI thermal model for Hot Tap Welding. Course attendees will learn why these models, while useful as planning tools, should not be regarded as ‘magic bullets’ against hydrogen cracking in hot tap welding by utilising comparative examples. This course will give an unbiased analysis of the best strategies for avoiding burn through and the development of crack susceptible weld microstructures. It will also cover the latest defect assessment methods for pipeline engineers and managers, from simple, quick assessments through to more detailed ‘fitness for purpose’ analysis.
Course Details • • • •
Date: 23 to 24 October Location: Sydney Register Now: weldaustralia.com.au/pipelinerepair Further Details: • firstname.lastname@example.org • 02 8748 0130
Register Today Weld Australia Member: $3,100 + GST Non Weld Australia Member: $3,380 + GST weldaustralia.com.au/pipelinerepair
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Weld Australia News & Insights Weld Australia would like to welcome two new team members. Jane Curtis has joined as Membership Administrator, and Alicia Bartone has commenced in the role of Office Manager and Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. We encourage you to make them both feel welcome. With a career spanning 10 years, Jane is a marketing and administration professional with experience across sectors as diverse as healthcare, construction, legal and pharmaceutical. She comes to Weld Australia having been an Office Administrator at Tolmar Australia (a pharmaceutical company). In this role, she gained extensive experience in coordinating industry events and symposiums, and creating and maintaining events schedule, working in close collaboration with the sales and marketing team. Having relocated to Australia from the United Kingdom (UK), Jane held several marketing positions in the UK. These positions included Marketing Assistant at Artex
Alicia has extensive experience in administration, client relations, complaint handling and investigations. Prior to joining Weld Australia, Alicia was a Complaints and Quality Officer at Tokio Marine Management. In this role, she was responsible for handling complaints and conducting thorough, independent reviews of highly complex files. Alicia also regularly audited the work of the claims team for quality and training purposes. Over the course of her 12 year career, Alicia has honed her customer relations and complaint handling skills in roles such as: Surveillance Coordinator, Administrator and Report Editor at Lee Kelly Commercial
(manufacturers of decorative plaster finishes and mouldings), Junior Brand Manager at Aspects Beauty Company, Marketing Officer at B&CE Benefit Schemes (a nonprofit provider of pensions and healthcare for the construction industry), Marketing Controller at AXA PPP Healthcare, and Marketing Executive at Vizards Wyeth (a firm of solicitors). In these marketing roles, Jane was responsible for a range of tasks, including management and execution of marketing and promotional activity, event management, competitor analysis, budgeting, and the maintenance of client databases. Jane holds a Bachelor (Hons) of International Business with French,
Jane Curtis (Membership Administrator).
as well as a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. With a keen eye for detail, polished communication skills, and a proactive, can-do attitude, Jane will be an asset to Weld Australia.
Investigations; Complaints and Communications Officer at the Australian Press Council; Case Manager at Insurance Australia Group; Investigations Review Officer at Suncorp; and Customer Relations Research Administrator at Carnival Australia. In many of her previous roles, Alicia has contributed to the review, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of internal policies, processes and guidelines. With a Graduate Diploma in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts-Film, Alicia is also a communications specialist with excellent verbal and written communication skills. In some of her previous positions, Alicia very successfully took on projects
Alicia Bartone (Office Manager and Personal Assistant to the CEO).
such as the management of email marketing, monthly newsletters and website communications. Highly organised, thorough, and adept at quick, creative thinking, Alicia is sure to be a valuable addition to the Weld Australia team.
New South Wales Division News Weld Australia members were recently treated to a site tour and technical presentation at Austedan Fabrication. Newcastle-based Austedan Fabrication has specialised in dust, fume and vacuum systems for over 25 years. Austedan designs, fabricates and installs their own systems, which enables them to create purpose built solutions for customers. In addition to extensive experience in ductwork, fans, high pressure vacuum systems and reverse pulse dust collection systems, they also offer re-bagging, re-valving, retrofitting and other maintenance services to existing dust collectors for most brands.
reverse pulse dust collectors to combat the high pressure requirements.
Austedan offers everything from discharge options, ducting and extraction arms, right through to purpose built extraction systems. Austedan’s purpose built downdraft tables pull the welding fume down, away from the welders’ breathing zone. Recently, Austedan adapted their downdraft table concept, fitting it to fitted to a Demmeler jigging and welding table supplied by Leussink Industries.
Austedan is also a national distributor of Aketek air fed, self darkening welding helmets complete with spark arrestor, Hepa filtration and activated carbon filters. These helmets are produced in Sweden by DR Ake Hornell— the original inventor of the self darkening welding helmet.
Austedan also offers on-tool central vacuum and dust extraction systems for grinding, linishing and metal sanding operations. Plus, large wall and roof mounted extraction fans (to atmosphere only general workshop ventilation) are one of their specialties.
For further information, visit: www.austedan.com.au
L to R: Steve Upton (Director, Austedan Fabrications) and Sasanka Sinha (Technology Manager, Weld Australia).
Steve Upton (Director, Austedan Fabrications).
Their systems can be fitted with silencers and lagging for additional fan noise reduction if required, while filter bags and cages can be manufactured to suit the scope of individual dust and fume filtration systems. They also supply design and install Binzel on-torch MIG fume extraction gun systems that have the capacity to cope with anywhere from one MIG welder to over ten welders, all welding at the same time. These systems require high vacuum and extremely strong New South Wales Division Contact Paolo Corronca Qualification & Certification Manager 0438 012 099 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weld Australia members at the Austedan Fabrications site tour.
Steve Upton (Director, Austedan Fabrications) gives a demonstration.
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Victoria Division News Last month, the Victoria Division Committee proudly hosted the second of three Question and Answer (Q&A) Forums at Melbourne Polytechnic in Heidelberg West. This informal event consisted of attendees from the education, manufacturing, automation and NonDestructive Testing (NDT) sectors. Discussions ranged from technical and standards through to the future of welding in Australia. An expert panel from across the welding industry was assembled. This panel included: • Robert Wiseman (Technical Sales Manager at Specialised Welding Products) • Victor Blain (Technology Manager at Weld Australia) • Angelo Zaccari (Principal Technologist and Director at Aben-Technical Services) • Simon Crowson (Robot Engineer at Robot technologiesSystems) • Robert Vernon (Chairman, Victoria Division) chaired the Q&A Forum
The special considerations required for the qualification of welds subject to severe conditions was discussed, particularly structural welds for sub zero application. It was realised that additional requirements above the applicable welding Standard need to be considered. This includes additional mechanical testing and special considerations such as selecting the correct parent material, correct consumable, paying close attention to welding parameters and qualifying on a coupon that closely resembles the joint that will be put into service. In addition, the client’s specification should also always be Attendees learnt that the Australian adhered to. NDT standards will be harmonised with the relevant ISO Standards as Discussions moved on to the lack they are updated. A few advanced of curriculum currently in place to NDT questions were raised, meet the requirements of AS1796, particularly in regards to phased in particular submerged arc welds. array and how the technique Attendees learnt about AS/NZS has improved the detection of ISO 9606.1 and the Advanced indications. However, it was Welder Training Centres, and how noted that extensive experience is this Weld Australia initiative will required to correctly identify the type of indication present. The role of automation in the manufacturing industry was also discussed. It was pointed out that robots are often welcome in environments where welding is unsafe, and that jobs will not be lost with the introduction of this technology; instead, jobs and skills will evolve to include servicing and operating the machines to yield high quality products.
Victoria Division Contact Melissa Odendaal Welding Consultant 0418 922 369 email@example.com
revolutionise welder training. The Victoria Division would like to thank all our panel members for contributing their time and expert opinion. Special thanks to Melbourne Polytechnic Heidelberg Campus for the use of their facility.
Upcoming Event: Q&A Forum The final Q&A Forum will be held: • • •
Date: 15 August 2018 Time: 5:00pm Location: Gordon TAFE (East Campus) - Boundary Rd, East Geelong, Room A1.05
Register now online. Please email m.odendaal@ weldaustralia.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org. au with any questions or topics you would like covered.
Weld Australia members enjoy the Q&A Forum.
Weld Australia members enjoy the Q&A Forum.
South Australia Division News Future Submarine Construction Yard on Track In a major development for the Future Submarine Program, a Development Application has been submitted to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council, for Phase 1 of work on the Osborne North construction yard in South Australia. Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) will oversee the delivery of a state of the art construction yard where Australia’s fleet of 12 Future Submarines will be built. “This is an important step towards the development of the yard and we are on schedule to turn the first sod later this year,” said the Hon Christopher MP, Minister for Defence Industry. “KBR and Aurecon have been working with Naval Group to finalise the concept design of the yard, which will be owned by the Commonwealth as part of our national naval shipbuilding infrastructure.” Phase 1 works will focus on site establishment, earth works and piling for the new facilities. Due to the scale and complexity of the works required, the yard will developed in a staged approach.
“Development of the yard will deliver more opportunities for Australian industry to get involved in the Future Submarine Program,” Minister Pyne said. “We want as many local companies as possible to be involved in the yard’s construction.” South Australia Premier Accelerates Bid for National Space Agency South Australia Premier Steven Marshall and senior government officials met with Dr Megan Clark AC in Adelaide earlier this month, as South Australia intensifies its bid to house the new National Space Agency. Dr Megan Clark AC was appointed in May this year to lead the country’s first-ever National Space Agency, and the Premier said he was committed to driving the ‘compelling’ case to have it established in SA. “I am meeting with Dr Clark at the oRAH [old Royal Adelaide Hospital] site in the CBD, where I will be putting forward a compelling and competitive bid to bring the space agency here to South Australia,” said Premier Marshall.
“Where better to host the meeting than at the oRAH site - seven hectares in the centre of one of the world’s most liveable cities made available for businesses and entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and explore new technologies across fast-growing industries like the space sector?” The space sector in South Australia comprises more than 60 organisations, employs over 800 people and generate over $300 million in economic activity. ASC Apprenticeship Program Now Open Applications for entry to ASC’s next highly competitive apprenticeship program for submarines are now open. Apprenticeships with ASC are based on operational requirements and generally include electrical, mechanical and fabrication trades. ASC will appoint approximately 12 new apprentices across fabrication and welding, electrical, and mechanical trades from February next year at its South Australian and Western Australian submarine sites Opportunities to maximise individual development on the program is supported through mentoring, supervision, training and work on some of Australia’s largest defence projects. To apply, visit: https://www.asc. com.au/careers/. Applications close on Sunday 26 August.
South Australia Division Contact Paolo Corronca Qualification & Certification Manager 0438 012 099 email@example.com
Image courtesy of ASC Shipbuilding.
Queensland Division News Caboolture is set to become the home of Queensland’s first Advanced Welder Training Centre (AWTC), with Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon Julie Bishop MP announcing a major partnership with Weld Australia. Minister Bishop has pledged $750,000 worth of funding for the establishment of an AWTC in Caboolture, which will feature a state-of-the-art augmented reality lab equipped with the most advanced welding simulators available anywhere in the world. According to Geoff Crittenden (Chief Executive Officer, Weld Australia), “This technology is three times cheaper, faster and more effective when compared to traditional training methods. By using this technology, we will not only be able to upskill existing welders, but also train transitional workers and apprentices to work on rolling stock, defence and infrastructure projects.” “Without a doubt, the successful implementation of this innovative training initiative will revolutionise welder training in Australia. It will raise the standard of welder education in Australia exponentially, putting our welder training on par with the best in Europe and America,” said Crittenden. The training delivered at the AWTC will quickly qualify welders to the only industry Standard in the world that is accepted in both Europe and America: ISO 9606-1 Qualification testing of welders - Fusion welding. ISO 9606-1 is the minimum requirement for working on rolling stock, defence and infrastructure projects.
Queensland Division Contact Abhishek Trivedi Technology Manager 0409 670 433 firstname.lastname@example.org
“The combination of a curriculum based on global best practice delivered via advanced training technology will help ensure a strong supply of capable welders, both now and well into the future,” said Crittenden. According to Crittenden, the AWTC will be a major drawcard for entire South-East Queensland region. “Queensland as a whole faces a significant shortage of qualified and certified welders. Without action, the state will be unable to meet future demand for rolling stock, defence, infrastructure and resources projects. The AWTC will help ensure local welders in Caboolture—and the entire SouthEast Queensland region—are ready to meet industry demand,” said Crittenden. Caboolture is the perfect location for Queensland’s first AWTC; engineering and manufacturing is already one of the largest contributors to local employment, accounting for 11.3% of the workforce. The industry contributes $1.03 billion to the South-East Queensland economy,
with this figure expected to surpass $3.1 billion by 2031. As part of the Federal Government’s commitment to a national upskilling program, it is anticipated that several more AWTCs will receive much-needed funding for establishment in 2018.
The Soldamatic augmented reality welder training technology.
Western Australia Division News International Corrosion Services Site Tour Western Australia Division members were treated to a site tour of International Corrosion Services at the end of July. ICS was established in 2010 in Perth. Since its inception, ICS has been a market leader in the supply of quality products and services relating to the cleaning, descaling and pickling and passivation of stainless steel. ICS have collectively over 100 years of experience in the safety and quality conscious oil and gas industry. ICS offers a high technology stainless steel pickling and passivation bath—the largest and best of its kind in Australia. The bath and process systems ensure all stainless steel is pickled and passivated in full compliance to ASTM A380, ASTM A967 and AS 1627.1 and AS 1627.5. Plus, in 2015, ICS introduced Western Australia’s largest electropolish bath for the treatment of stainless steel. During the tour, Weld Australia members learned more about ICS’s internal processes, such as compliance standards that are followed within their premises during their pickling, passivation, and electropolishing processes. Defence Welding Hub Launch and Networking Night Welding is a core capability critical in the delivery of upcoming defence equipment projects. In order to facilitate collaboration through the network of defence
Western Australia Division Contact Mehdi Tajfar Welding Consultant 0417 044 370 email@example.com
Site tour of International Corrosion Services.
Site tour of International Corrosion Services.
welding professionals and organisations, Weld Australia is preparing to launch the first Defence Welding Hub. Each Defence Welding Hub will provide a focal point for defence welding activity through a network of contractors, subcontractors and relevant supporting organisations. They will: • Facilitate collaboration through network of defence welding professionals and organisations • Provide access to Advanced Welder Training Centres, incorporating augmented reality simulators and advanced welder training systems, delivering state subsidised welder training courses to AS/NZS ISO 9606-1 • Deliver welding, supervision, inspection, technology and engineering (IWI, IWS, IWT and IWE) courses • Offer welding consulting services on establishing factory production control systems to AS/NZS ISO 3834 and other technical welding problems • Provide IIW Certification to
AS/NZS ISO 3834 Expedite technology transfer, research development and commercialisation projects through Weld Australia’s relationship with DMTC, DSTG and the French, Italian, Spanish and German Welding Institutes
Weld Australia, EMICoL and Henderson Alliance members are invited to attend the evening. The Hon Paul Papalia MP, Minister for Tourism, Racing and Gaming, Small Business, Defence Issues, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests will also be in attendance. The evening will provide a unique opportunity to network with stakeholders within the defence welding industry. Event Details • •
Date: 22 August 2018 Location: South Metropolitan TAFE, Burslem Drive, Thornlie Time: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment!
Northern Territory Division News This month, the Northern Territory Division update brings you news and views from around the state. With innovative developments in the defence industry, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Northern Territory’s industrial sector. Parliamentary Approval for New Facilities at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, recently announced approval of a $495 million investment in two projects for new facilities at the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Northern Territory. The first project, a $223 million base redevelopment, will address the upgrade of critical in-ground infrastructure, support on-base growth over the next 25 years, and improve the working environment for Defence personnel. Minister Payne said the second, a concurrent $272 million Facilities to Support Naval Operations in the North project, will deliver a new outer wharf to support the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface combatant ships and submarines. “The project will enhance the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) capacity to conduct operations and exercises in the north of Australia, while providing fuel storage and refuelling capabilities to meet current and projected demands,” Minister Payne said.
“This investment in Defence facilities will enhance support to ADF operations and maximise opportunities for local industry,” Minister Payne said. Both Larrakeyah Defence Precinct projects will be delivered by Laing O’Rourke as Managing Contractor, with construction works scheduled to commence in late 2018 and due for completion by mid-2023.
and Australian Border Force in the Northern Territory (NT). The major award is the Minister’s Award for Excellence in the Defence Industry, with the winner receiving $5000. The selection panel may also award a Chief Minister’s Special Recognition Award where a nomination is deemed to warrant special recognition.
A Local Industry Capability Plan aims to maximise opportunities for small to medium local businesses in the Northern Territory to compete for and win sub-contract work on these projects.
The annual awards are designed to enhance the winners’ reputation among industry peers locally and nationally, as a business that has made an outstanding achievement in helping to grow the sector.
Defence Support Industry Awards
Submissions must be received by 10 September 2018. For further information, visit: https://nt.gov. au/industry/defence-support/ defence-support-industry-awards
Submissions are now open for the Defence Support Industry Awards. The Awards recognise local businesses that work hard to support the Army, Navy, Air Force
Minister Payne said the combined projects demonstrate the Government’s commitment to a strengthened Defence presence in northern Australia.
Northern Territory Division Contact Abhishek Trivedi Technology Manager 0409 670 433 firstname.lastname@example.org
Larrakeyah Defence Precinct. Image courtesy of Department of Defence.
Training & Certification News Code of Practice – Welding Processes By Paul James (Training Manager, Weld Australia) Each state and territory in Australia is covered by Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulations. These regulations set out the standards that must be met for specific hazards and risks, such as noise, machinery, and manual handling. They also set out the licenses required for specific activities, the records that must be kept, and the reports that must be made. To support WHS laws and regulations, Codes of Practice provide detailed information on how to achieve the standards required under the laws. Each state has its own Code of Practice. However, generally, the information provided in each state’s Code of Practice is the same across Australia, because they are all based on model Codes of Practice. Codes of Practice deal with particular issues and do not cover each and every hazard or risk that may arise in the workplace. As such, businesses need to consider all risks associated with work carried out, not just the risks that Codes of Practice specifically identify.
There is a specific Code of Practice for the welding industry: Welding Processes. This provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with welding. The Welding Processes Code of Practice is an approved code under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act). The reviewer of the document can see how WHS principles are applied to the Code as references are given to the WHS Regulations. The Welding Processes Code of Practice has some very generic guidance that is applicable to many processes (other than welding) that should be part of most Safety Management Systems, but also very specific information relating to welding safety management. One example is the Code’s reference to foot protection which could be interpreted that footwear for welding (and perhaps grinding and cutting as well) should not have laces. The Code states, “Avoid using foot protection that has the potential to capture hot sparks and metal debris, for example in laces or in open style shoes”. Specific and detailed guidance
can also be found in documents including (but not limited to): • AS 4839: The safe use of portable and mobile oxyfuel gas systems for welding, cutting, heating and allied processes; • AS 1674 (series): Safety in welding and allied processes; • AS 4603: Flashback arresters— Safety devices for use with fuel gases and oxygen or compressed air; • Technical Note 7 (Health and Safety in Welding) from Weld Australia. The Code of Practice for Welding Processes is frequently referred to by businesses and organisations in their Safety Management Systems. If your Safety Management System refers to the Code, you must ensure that you are actually compliant with the Code—under the Work Health and Safety Act, Codes of Practice are admissible in court proceedings. Courts may regard a Code of Practice as evidence of what is known about a hazard, risk or control, and rely on it to determine what is ‘reasonably practicable’ in the circumstances to which the Code relates.
Competition There are some significant events that have occurred which have changed the course of history – this is not one of them. If you can: 1. Identify what this is; 2. What happened; 3. When it occurred; and 4. What significance it had on the welding industry. Submit you answer to email@example.com with the subject ‘Competition’. The first correct answer will win a welding gauge from Weld Australia.
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Training & Certification News International Welding Engineer and Technologist Course 2018 Weld Australia will again conduct the International Welding Engineer Course at the University of Wollongong, commencing on 24 September 2018. Successful completion of this course will see graduates obtain the globally recognised qualification, International Institute of Welding (IIW) – International Welding Engineer (IWE) or International Welding Technologist (IWT), depending on the applicant’s prerequisites. IWE certification will take on a greater importance over the coming years with the requirement for companies to become AS/NZS ISO 3834 certified to work with some of the prime contractors on the large Defence projects starting in Australia. This will require the certified companies to have a nominated Responsible Welding Coordinator with the IWE
and IWT qualifications amongst the recommended education requirements. Other areas in Australia that will be looking for competent Welding Engineers are companies looking for certification to EN 15085 Railway Applications - Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components. This requires the company to have an IWE or IWT as the nominated Responsible Welding Coordinator within their organisation. Early enrolment will put you ahead of the curve, boost your career and earning potential, and make you the preferred candidate for largescale projects around the globe. About the Course Weld Australia’s IWE/IWT course covers: • Welding processes and equipment • Materials and their behaviour
during welding Construction and design Fabrication and applications engineering Hands on practical welding
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As such, IWE certification is a strong addition to your career portfolio—it clearly demonstrates to current and future employers that you possess advanced welding knowledge and experience. Designed to provide an interesting and stimulating industrial perspective, the course is supported by a broad range of major industry groups and hundreds of Australian companies. Further Information If you require any information with regards to the next course, please contact Paul James (Training Manager, Weld Australia) via firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 8748 0150.
Migration to WeldQ is Now Complete Weld Australia is happy to announce that the migration of data into the WeldQ platform is now complete. A profile has been created for all people who gained qualifications or certifications from 2000 onwards both through Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) and the IIW (issued in Australia). Please note that not all qualifications issued prior to 2000 have been migrated across to WeldQ. To check if you have a WeldQ profile, simply send an email to email@example.com or contact us on (02) 8748 0100 and dial 1. If you’d like to apply for an examination or a certification, you must now submit all applications through the Australian Welder Certification Register (AWCR) WeldQ program. You can also access your digital records via their mobile phone by using the WeldQ app. The WeldQ app is available to download from both the Apple App Store and the Android Play Store.
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2018 Training Calendar Weld Australia delivers a comprehensive range of training and certification services, all of which are designed to help Australian welders and fabrication companies achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. As the premier welding certification body in Australia, an International Institute of Welding (IIW) Authorised Nominated Body (ANB) and an Authorised Training Body (ATB), Weld Australia offers a range of individual certifications, including: Welding Inspector, Welding Specialist, Welding Technologist, Welding Engineer, AS1796 Welding Supervisor Certificate 10, and AS2214 Welding Supervisor. International Welding Inspector - Basic
22 – 26 Oct 2018
3 – 7 Sep 2018
6 - 10 Aug 2018
3 - 7 Sep 2018
9 - 13 Jul 2018
29 Oct - 2 Nov 2018
International Welding Inspector - Standard Location
IWI-S Part 1: 26 - 30 Nov 2018 IWI-S Part 2 (Mandatory): 3 - 5 Dec 2018
IWI-S Part 1: 6 – 10 Aug 2018 IWI-S Part 2 (Mandatory): 27 – 29 Aug 2018
IWI-S Part 1: 13 - 17 Aug 2018 IWI-S Part 2 (Mandatory): 20 – 22 Aug 2018
IWI-S Part 1: 8 – 12 Oct 2018 IWI-S Part 2 (Mandatory): 22 – 24 Oct 2018
IWI-S Part 1: 22 - 26 Oct 2018 IWI-S Part 2 (Mandatory): 5 - 7 Nov 2018
International Welding Specialist
Week 1: 16 - 20 Jul 2018 Week 2: 20 - 24 Aug 2018 Week 3: 17 - 21 Sep 2018 Week 4 : 15 - 19 Oct 2018 Week 5: 19 - 23 Nov 2018
Week 1: 10 - 14 Sep 2018 Week 2: 8 - 12 Oct 2018 Week 3: 12 - 16 Nov 2018 Week 4: 10 - 14 Dec 2018 Week 5: 21 - 25 Jan 2019
Week 1: 27 - 31 Aug 2018 Week 2: 17 - 21 Sep 2018 Week 3: 15 - 19 Oct 2018 Week 4: 12 - 16 Nov 2018 Week 5: 10 - 14 Dec 2018
The practical and theoretical knowledge of the trainers was excellent, the opportunity to draw on their knowledge was fantastic.”
2018 Training Calendar Welding Technology Appreciation for Engineers
Dates (To Be Confirmed)
24 - 26 Sep 2018
3 - 5 Oct 2018
10 - 12 Sep 2018
3 - 5 Sep 2018
International Welding Engineer & Technologist
Dates (To Be Confirmed)
IIWE Module 1: 24 - 28 Sep 2018 IWE/T Practical Phase: 3 - 07 Dec 2018 IWE Module 2: 10 - 14 Dec 2018 IWE Module 3: 11 15 Feb 2019 IWE Module 4: 13 - 17 May 2019
In-House Training Weld Australia can present any of its courses to your employees in-house at the location of your choosing. We can also tailor training courses specifically for your company and employees.
The Benefits of Training & Qualification Weld Australia training and certification is a strong addition to your career portfolio. It demonstrates to employers that you possess advanced welding knowledge, essential to ensuring the highest levels of workmanship. Qualification demonstrates to employers that you are dedicated to continually learning and growing in your field. These are qualities that are essential for success in team leadership roles or for more complex projects. Designed to provide an interesting and stimulating industrial perspective, all our courses are supported by a broad range of major industry groups and hundreds of Australian companies. Plus, our presenters are all International Welding Engineers or Technologists with extensive industry experience. Further Information For further information, or to enrol in a Weld Australia training course today, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 2 8748 0100, or visit www.weldaustralia.com.au. Weld Australia reserves the right to cancel or change dates of any training course due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond its control, and reserves the right to refuse enrolments.
For Your Diary: Upcoming Events Whether you need to brush up on skills acquired years ago, or want to try your hand at something new, thereâ€™s sure to be an event for you. Keep in mind that attending Weld Australia events counts towards CPD requirements for certification applications and renewals. For details on these events, contact email@example.com or +61 2 8748 0100. AMTIL National Conference Melbourne, 22 August 2018 With the theme of Strategies for Manufacturing Growth and Resilence, this Conference will help Australian manufacturers discover new ideas and techniques to help their businesses thrive. It will provide tips on how to position your business to become a supplier to OEMs. For details, visit: http://www.amtil.com.au Defence Welding Hub Launch Perth, 22 August 2018 Welding is a core capability critical in the delivery of upcoming defence equipment projects. In order to facilitate collaboration through the network of defence welding professionals and organisations, Weld Australia is preparing to launch the first Defence Welding Hub. Weld Australia in association with EMICoL and Henderson Alliance are inviting members and their guests to attend the evening. For details: weldaustralia.com.au
Australian Steel Convention Melbourne, 16 to 18 September 2018 With the theme of Future Steel, the 2018 Steel Convention explores current and emerging trends in Australian industry and economy. Focused on equipping Australian Steel with the tools needed to navigate a changing landscape, qualify, differentiate, compete and win business, the 2018 Steel Convention is not to be missed. For details, visit: https://www.steelconvention.com Pipeline Repair, Hot Tapping & In-Service Welding Sydney, 23 to 24 October 2018 This Weld Australia workshop will provide an overview of pipeline modification and repair, and address common concerns associated with welding onto inservice pipelines. It will also cover thermal analysis models. For details, visit: weldaustraliacom.au/ pipelinerepair
Upcoming Weld Australia Exam Dates IWI B and IWI S 27 and 28 September IWS and Weld Australia Welding Supervisor (AS 1796 Cert 10 and AS 2214) 7 and 8 November Examinations are generally held in capital cities. Locations and start and finish times of examinations are provided upon confirmation of registration. For further information about IIW and Weld Australia exams, contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. CAMS 2018 Wollongong, 27 to 29 November 2018 CAMS2018 continues a series of meetings that evolved from cooperation between two eminent materials professional societies in Australia: Materials Australia (MA) and the Australian Ceramic Society (ACS). The forging of joint objectives has created a series of meetings that started in 2004. For details, visit: https://www.cams2018.com.au
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Weld Connect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Weld Australia, serving Australia’s welding, fabrication and manufacturing industry...
Published on Aug 12, 2018
Weld Connect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Weld Australia, serving Australia’s welding, fabrication and manufacturing industry...