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Weld Connect October 2018


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A Message from the CEO

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Pipeline Repair Course

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New South Wales Division

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Victoria Division

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South Australia Division

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Queensland Division

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Western Australia Division

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Northern Territory Division

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Training & Certification

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2018-2019 Training Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Weld Australia Contact Information National Office Building 3, Level 3, Suite 5 Pymble Corporate Centre 20 Bridge Street Pymble, NSW 2073 (PO Box 197 Macquarie Park BC NSW 1670) T: +61 (0)2 8748 0100 E: info@weldaustralia.com.au

Qualification & Certification Manager Paolo Corronca T: +61 (0)438 012 099 E: p.corronca@weldaustralia.com.au

Chief Executive Officer Geoff Crittenden T: +61 (0)2 8748 0100 E: g.crittenden@weldaustralia.com.au

Marketing & Communications Manager Donna South T: +61 (0)2 8748 0130 E: d.south@weldaustralia.com.au

Training Manager Paul James T: +61 (0)2 8748 0150 E: p.james@weldaustralia.com.au

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Membership Coordinator Margarita Baldoria T: +61 (0)2 8748 0135 E: m.baldoria@weldaustralia.com.au Editorial Content Sally Wood T: +61 (0)434 442 687 E: sally@wordly.com.au

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A Message from the CEO Advanced Training for Queensland’s Welders Together with the Queensland State Government and TAFE Queensland SkillsTech, Weld Australia is set to revolutionise welder training in Queensland. With the implementation of advanced technology and coursework, Queenslanders will be trained faster, safer and more effectively in the welding qualifications that are in high demand by the state’s defence and manufacturing industries. In September, I attended an announcement at Parliament House in Brisbane. During the announcement, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman pledged $800,000 of funding to the project. This funding will enable the purchase of 10 state-of-the-art Soldamatic augmented reality welding simulators—the most advanced of their kind anywhere in the world. Five of these welding simulator units will be based at SkillsTech in Acacia Ridge, with the remaining five to be based in regional areas such as North and

Far North Queensland. 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 defence, rolling stock, infrastructure and resources projects. In particular, Queensland’s welders must be properly trained and ready to deliver the $5 billion LAND 400 project. This landmark project is an economic gamechanger that is expected to create over 450 advanced manufacturing and engineering jobs across the state. With global defence giant Rheinmetall set to establish its Australian headquarters in southeast Queensland, local welders must be trained and qualified according to global best-practice to ensure they can reap the benefits of this huge defence industry program. The combination of a welding curriculum based on global best practice delivered via advanced training technology will help ensure a strong supply of capable welders, ready to deliver the $5 billion worth of defence industry work already awarded to Queensland. We look forward to working with Queensland SkillsTech on this important project.

Geoff Crittenden (Chief Executive Officer, Weld Australia)

New Weld Australia Members: September We would like to welcome the following new members who joined Weld Australia during the month of September: Individual Members • Satpal Budhwan • Mitchell Farley • Philip Fourie • Bahador Nikseresht • Shane Osborn • Dejan Petrovic • Andrew Schulz • Nick Streeter • Ted Thurley • Brad White Corporate Members • JVA Engineering: www.jvaengineering.com.au

Cameron Dick and Shannon Fentiman watch a Soldamatic demonstration.

Watch a video of the announcement.

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To become a Weld Australia member, simply visit weldaustralia.com.au, or contact us on 02 8748 0100 or

membership@weldaustralia.com.au.

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A Message from the CEO Australian Steel Convention In late September, I attended the 2018 Australian Steel Convention in Melbourne. With the theme of Future Steel, the Convention explored current developments and emerging trends in Australian industry and economy. Discussions delved into steel industry capability, future skills, technology and innovation, and sustainability. The event featured an impressive line-up of speakers, including Weld Australia Deputy President Doug Hawkes, Sanjeev Gupta (Executive Chairman, GFG Alliance), and Mark Vassella (CEO, BlueScope). Congratulations to the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) on a highly informative, engaging event. Geoff Crittenden CEO, Weld Australia

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Member events

Hotline queries resolved

Meetings with welding industry stakeholders

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State Division Committee meetings

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Meeting with State Governments

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Presentations at industry events

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Newly trained International Welding Inspectors

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People completed the online Welding Sales Representative course

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People completed Welding Technology Appreciation Training

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Welders registered on the Australian Welder Certification Register

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Fabricator of the Year Award Nominations are now open for the Weld Australia Fabricator of the Year Award, which celebrates the success of an Australian fabricator who has demonstrated outstanding performance in 2018. Nominations must be submitted via the Weld Australia website, by 5pm on Thursday 18 October. This award acknowledges the success of an Australian fabricator who has demonstrated outstanding performance during the twelve months preceding the close of nominations in various aspects including commercial success, delivery of innovation and continuous improvements, project success and community engagement. Criteria for the judgement of the award include market success (Australian and export), health and safety record, quality record, community involvement, evidence of innovation and commitment to the training and development of employees. Conditions • Eligible fabricators must have a majority Australian share-holding or ownership and an operational facility in Australia • Nominations will be adjudicated by a specially selected Awards Committee, with recommendation on the winner forwarded to Weld Australia Council. Council’s decision will be final. • Nominees must be financial Weld Australia members

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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.”

Course Overview

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: • events@weldaustralia.com.au • 02 8748 0130

Last Chance: Register Now Weld Australia Members: $3,718 inc GST Non Weld Australia Members: $3,990 inc GST

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New South Wales Division News This month, the New South Wales Division brings you news about some exciting developments in the Hunter region. With innovative developments in the defence industry, as well as STEM education opportunities, it is an exciting time to be a part of New South Wales’ industrial sector. Newcastle Aerospace Precinct Gets $11.7m Boost from NSW Government Deputy Premier John Barilaro recently announced $11.7 million in funding to create a transformational defence, aviation, aerospace and technology precinct set to generate over 5,500 jobs in the Hunter region. Barilaro said the new ‘Astra Aerolab’ will house maintenance and support services for Australian fighter jets and drive $246 million into the NSW economy. “This investment will capitalise on the existing economic strengths of the region, securing 76 hectares of special purpose land committed to defence and aviation-related industry and employment,” Barilaro said. “Over its lifetime, this new precinct will create thousands of direct and indirect jobs including roles for aviation IT and avionic specialists, mechanics and engineers, in the Hunter. This is an exciting announcement in one of the state’s most exciting industries and regions.” Australia’s combat aircraft, like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Hawk 127 require significant long-term maintenance and upkeep and the new precinct will create an opening for businesses to address that demand.

New South Wales Division Contact Paolo Corronca Qualification & Certification Manager 0438 012 099 p.corronca@weldaustralia.com.au

STEM Support for Hunter Workforce The New South Wales Government is investing a further $400,000 over two years into a program that trains young people with the essential skills needed for the defence industry in regional NSW. Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said the funding for the STEMship Program, would give students practical industry experience and prepare them for exciting future careers. “This program is helping the NSW defence industry get the best people it needs to capitalise on the Commonwealth’s once in a generation defence spend on future technologies,” Blair said. “It’s also providing a key pathway for students to move into highly technical apprenticeships and traineeships. STEMship has been successfully rolled out in the Hunter since 2016, with 65% of participants gaining related employment immediately following the program.”

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“We’ve already assisted 34 young people to develop skills, acquire qualifications and get work experience with some of the Hunter’s most innovative companies.”

UPCOMING EVENT:

PIPELINE REPAIR, HOT TAPPING & IN-SERVICE WELDING COURSE 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. Event Details: • • • •

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Victoria Division News A number of Weld Australia employees attended the 2018 Australian Steel Convention in late September. Held in Melbourne, the Convention explored current developments and emerging trends in Australian industry and economy. Focused on equipping Australian steel with the information and the tools needed to navigate a changing landscape, qualify, differentiate, compete and win business, the Convention program was designed to deliver tangible value to all in attendance. Just some of the speakers included Structural Integrity Engineering Managing Director and Weld Australia Deputy President Doug Hawkes, who presented on why design has a role and responsibility in compliance. Doug told delegates that every one has a role to play when it comes to compliance.

on all matters of the digital world, Chris Riddell took delegates on an incredible journey into the future of our blended world. Riddell delved into the patterns, megatrends and game changers that are playing out, and how technology is blending the physical and digital worlds in which we live.

Watkins Steel Director Des Watkins, gave a fantastic presentation on the 3D laser scanning technology that has revolutionised the way they fabricate steel structures. Des remarked that it is now hard to remember how they undertook complex structure fabrication without it. Des and his team have embraced innovative technology and made themselves competitive both in Australia and overseas.

A highly respected financial journalist for over 45 years, Alan Kohler (Founder and Publisher, The Constant Investor) gave a keynote address that detailed the global and local steel economy.

Just some of the other speakers included Vinod Muthanna (CEO, BDS Vircon), Mark Vassella (Managing Director and CEO, BlueScope Steel), Scott Thomson (Managing Director, Edelman Green Building Council of Trust Barometer), Sanjeev Gupta Australia CEO Romilly Madew and (Executive Chairman, GFG Alliance), Infrastructure Sustainability Council Tim Gartrell (Director, Collins CEO Ainsley Simpson had some Gartrell), Phil Sanders (Executive great insights into sustainability in Director, ACRS), Simon Coburn the built environment. (Head of Sales – Vehicle Systems, Rheinmetall Defence Australia), Minister for Industry, Science and and David Chuter (CEO and Technology the Hon Karen Andrews Managing Director, Innovative MP and Minister for Industry and Manufacturing CRC). Employment the Hon Ben Carroll MP delved into a number of One of the highlights of the government initiatives designed Convention was the the inaugural to help support the steel and Women In Steel Breakfast. The fabrication industries in Australia. event delivered some interesting insights from the panel about what Award winning Futurist and expert it’s like to work in a traditionally male-dominated industry, and how the steel industry has evolved over the years. The panel expertly fielded Victoria Division Contact a range of questions, on topics as diverse as the attributes required Melissa Odendaal to make workplaces more attractive Welding Consultant to women, and how to encourage 0418 922 369 m.odendaal@weldaustralia.com.au more women to enter the industrial sector at a younger age.

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Doug Hawkes (Deputy President, Weld Australia).

Des Watkins (Director, Watkins Steel).

Chris Riddell (Futurist).

Romilly Madew (CEO, Green Building Council of Australia) and Ainsley Simpson (CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council.

Tony Dixon (Chief Executive, ASI).

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South Australia Division News In September, Weld Australia attended Land Forces 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Presented in collaboration with the Australian Army, Land Forces 2018 was an international industry exposition to showcase equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo Asia Pacific. Michael Pitt (National Business Development Manager, Weld Australia) was part of a panel entitled ‘Using Simulation to Train Leadership, Team Communication and Compliance’. Michael was joined by Dr David Foley (Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide) and Lieutenant Colonel Jason Mildon (Acting Director Land Simulation, Army Headquarters) on the panel. The session brought together presenters from health, defence and manufacturing to share how different industries use simulation applications and methodologies to train teams or individuals across leadership, team communication and compliance. Michael provided an overview of augmented reality welding training simulators, as well as the benefits that this type of training has to offer both students and apprentices, and training institutions. Just some of these benefits include reduce costs, faster and more efficient training times, and a safer, more environmentally friendly training environment. Michael also outlined Weld Australia’s plans that will see Advanced Welder Training Centres established across Australia. The panel was part of the Land Forces’ Simulation Conference, which delved into simulation, virtual and augmented reality, immersive environments, human, robotic and artificial intelligence interactions and how these technologies are rapidly converging in the defence domain. With the technology and its use progressing at an exponential rate, errors could be made by overriding the human considerations and not selecting

Michael Pitt (National Business Development Manager, Weld Australia) provides an overview of augmented reality welding training simulators at Land Forces 2018.

L to R: Dr David Foley (Lecturer, University of Adelaide) Michael Pitt and Lieutenant Colonel Jason Mildon (Acting Director Land Simulation, Army Headquarters).

the best modality to achieve the desired training or mission outcome. Land Forces Fast Facts Land Forces 2018 was the essential event to access army and land defence decision-makers and to connect with military, government, scientific and industry leaders from Australia and the Indo Asia Pacific region. This year, Land Forces had: • 624 participating companies from 26 countries • 328 small-to-medium sized participating enterprises • 67 official defence, government and trade delegations • 16 conferences, symposia and seminars • More than 15,000 attendances throughout the event

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Michael Pitt at Land Forces 2018.

South Australia Division Contact Paolo Corronca Qualification & Certification Manager 0438 012 099 p.corronca@weldaustralia.com.au

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Queensland Division News This month, the Queensland Division brings you news about some exciting developments across the state. With innovative developments in defence and digital, it is an exciting time to be a Queensland manufacturer. Skills for Queensland The Queensland Government has released a discussion paper Skills for Queensland for public consultation. The discussion paper invites feedback from stakeholders to inform a new Queensland VET strategy. Stakeholder views are sought on key questions related to: • Meeting the need for skills through industry advice and market settings • The role of providers in delivering VET services • Encouraging all Queenslanders to participate in VET Feedback will contribute to the development of a VET Strategy to build a Queensland VET sector that is flexible and responsive and provides pathways to job outcomes for students as well as delivering the skills employers need now and into the future. You can provide your feedback by completing this survey, or emailing a longer response to VET.strategy@desbt.qld.gov.au. Predicting Queensland’s Digital Future A report from CSIRO’s Data61 examines the risks and opportunities for Queensland over the next two decades, a period of expected rapid change fuelled by technological disruption and other social and economic driving forces, and identifies the pathways to best position the State for the future.

The Innovation Imperative is the first report from the Q-Foresight program, a joint research initiative between the Queensland Government and Data61 to inform long-term strategy and planning. Technology, emerging global markets, demographics, digitisation, cultural change and other megatrends are all reshaping the landscape for Queensland businesses, governments and communities. The reports estimates the Queensland economy is projected to add an extra one million new jobs by 2038. These jobs may be in fields which complement new technology, or in roles with a distinctly human focus such as caring or customer service, and some will be in currently unforeseen occupations. To download a PDF of the report, visit: The Innovation Imperative. Construction of New Joint Strike Fighter Maintenance Facility in Queensland TAE Aerospace will develop a Turbine Engine Maintenance Facility (TEMF) in Bundamba, south-east Queensland, which will

support in-country sustainment of Australia’s fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike fighter jets. The TEMF will enable deeper-level maintenance, where JSF F135 engine modules are disassembled, repaired and reassembled for testing. The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the new facility is a testament to the strength of Australia’s defence industry and the contribution we make to the global F-35 Program. “TAE Aerospace’s new facility will support maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) activities for not only Australian F135 engines but also engines from around the Asia Pacific region and the world,” Minister Pyne said. “TAE Aerospace is 100% Australianowned with 237 employees at several sites across Australia, with contracts to support Classic Hornet, Super Hornet, Growler and M1 Abram tank engines. The addition of the F135 engine MRO&U activities will add a minimum of 15 aerospace technician jobs to its workforce and up to 85 additional jobs as part of the future F-35 Global Support Solution.”

Queensland Division Contact Abhishek Trivedi Technology Manager 0409 670 433 a.trivedi@weldaustralia.com.au

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Western Australia Division News Presentation on AS/NZS ISO 9606 Weld Australia recently facilitated a presentation on AS/NZS ISO 9606-1 Qualification testing of welders — Fusion welding — Part 1: Steels. The presentation was delivered by Louise Petrick (Technology Manager, Weld Australia). AS/NZS ISO 9606-1 is an identical adoption of the international standard ISO 9606-1 of the same name. Originating from European practices, it provides for a standardised method of testing a welder’s skill utilising welding processes, materials, consumables and procedures likely to be encountered during the fabrication of steelwork. Consistent with most welder qualification Standards, it not only qualifies the welder for the conditions of test but also for all other conditions considered easier to weld in accordance with the Standard. Whilst the Standard provides a method of testing consistent with many other national application standards, it likewise also assumes that the welder has suitable industrial experience or training with the relevant welding process. Unlike welder qualification standards used in Australia, AS/NZS ISO 9606-1 is not specifically limited or linked to any specific industry sector. As such, it provides for a broad range of application without complexity or compromising quality. This affords fabricators and welders alike the opportunity to work

Western Australia Division Contact Mehdi Tajfar Welding Consultant 0417 044 370 m.tajfar@weldaustralia.com.au

across industry sectors without the costs associated with requalifying welders welding on similar joints and materials. Benefits of AS/NZS ISO 9606-1 Qualifying welders to AS/NZS ISO 9606-1 presents a number of benefit, including: • Welder qualifications are not specific to any one industry (or application standard) • Welder qualifications valid for two or three years are transportable across worksites and employers, avoiding the need to requalify welders where there is evidence of maintenance of qualification • Limited non-transferrable welder qualification option available for fabricators with a weld quality program that has been verified as compliant with AS/NZS ISO 3834 to qualify their welders for an indefinite period provided that other specific criteria are met • Options available for welders to simultaneously qualify for both butt welds and fillet welds • Welder qualifications are based on the welding consumable used in the test (such as the ability to qualify welders using cheaper carbon steels in lieu of alloy parent steels) • Welder qualifications utilises a six monthly confirmation process to ensure maintenance of welder skills without the need for additional testing • Multiple test assessment methods available to suit

project budgets and mitigate risk ranging from ultrasonic radiographic examination to simple destructive tests Option available for alternative assessment criteria where required Test system is based on welding to qualified weld procedures (option available to qualify welder and procedure at the same time)

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Mehdi Tajfar Moves to Western Australia Weld Australia is pleased to confirm that Mehdi Tajfar (one of our Welding Consultants) has moved permanently from our Sydney office, to our Perth office. We encourage all our local Western Australia members to touch base with Mehdi if you require assistance or technical advice; he is always more than happy to help. For detailed information about Mehdi’s experience and expertise, visit the Weld Australia website.

Louse Petrick (Technology Manager, Weld Australia) gives a presentation.

Weld Australia members enjoy the presentation on AS/NZS ISO 9606-1.

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Northern Territory Division News Weld Australia both sponsored and attended the 50th Annual Convention and Exhibition of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA), held at the Darwin Convention Centre in mid-September. Michael Pitt (National Business Development Manager, Weld Australia) gave a highly informative and engaging presentation entitled ‘Using Advanced Welder Training Technology to Reduce Welder Training Costs and Improve Outputs’. Augmented and virtual reality training systems are studentfocused, allowing individual students to progress at their own pace. Welding apprentices learn and understand welding procedures and techniques through a more interactive training method, gaining hands-on experience in a controlled, safe environment. Augmented reality transforms training from boring theory and text books into highquality interactive experiences that capture the imagination. With zero risks involved, apprentices can respond to realistic scenarios without pressure or fear of injury. Augmented and virtual reality training is enabling future welders to acquire the skills and the self-confidence they need before moving into real-world workshops. Just some of the benefits include: • Efficient and effective: 34% more welders certified in 56% less time • Affordable: 68% reduction in training costs • Environmentally-friendly • Safe learning environment

Michael Pitt (National Business Development Manager, Weld Australia) provides an overview of advanced welder training simulators at the 2018 APGA Convention 2018.

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Interactive experience: captures the imagination, improves knowledge retention Student-focused, self-paced learning

About the APGA Convention The APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition is one of the most significant industry events for pipelines and gas. Its value as an opportunity for information exchange, learning and networking is well-known. The APGA Convention and Exhibition is a genuine reflection of the Association’s commitment to the industry, to its membership and as an opportunity for those members to shine. This year’s Convention

was held from 8 to 11 September at the Darwin Convention Centre. To mark APGA’s 50th anniversary, the theme of the 2018 Convention is Australia’s Pipelines: 50 years of safe and reliable delivery of energy and water. The program included presentations about proposed and completed pipelines, gas policy and gas markets, regulation, safety and the environment, skills and training, as well as pipeline research. In this time of challenge to the domestic gas industry, the transmission pipeline industry must maintain the focus on gas availability and on gas supply, while continuing to provide efficient, effective and safe transportation.

Northern Territory Division Contact Abhishek Trivedi Technology Manager 0409 670 433 a.trivedi@weldaustralia.com.au

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Training & Certification News Want To Get Qualified? Already Have Relevant Knowledge & Experience?

IIW Welding Inspector & Welding Coordinator Qualifications by Transition or Alternative Routes By Paul James (Training Manager, Weld Australia) Transition Route

Alternative Route

If you held Australian qualifications prior to 2008 and are a practising welding inspector, engineer, technologist, supervisor or welder, you may be eligible for the award of internationally recognised qualifications through the International Institute of Welding (IIW) without further training or examination.

The alternative route is for you if you already have relevant knowledge and experience at a particular level but don’t currently have the appropriate qualifications, or you gained Australian qualifications after 2007.

Qualifications you can obtain through this pathway, known as the Transition Route, are available for: • International Welding Inspector • International Welding Engineer • International Welding Technologist • International Welding Specialist • Practitioner Diploma/s. For more information and/or to apply contact Qualification and Certification at Weld Australia Email: qnc@weldaustralia.com.au.

You can apply to sit the examinations without first completing an approved training course. The application involves assessing your experience, education, training, and practical work experience in welding at the relevant qualification level. The assessment process includes a paper assessment, completion of a case study project, presentation to a panel of examiners and an oral interview.

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Once you have successfully completed these stages you must pass the relevant exams. A pass in the exams leads to the award of the relevant qualification. The alternative route is available for: • International Welding Practitioner (IWP) • International Welding Specialist (IWS) • International Welding Technologist (IWT) • International Welding Engineer (IWE) • International Welding Inspector – Basic (IWI-B) • International Welding Inspector – Standard (IWI-S) For more information and/or to apply contact Qualification and Certification at Weld Australia Email: qnc@weldaustralia.com.au.

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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 10 December 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 p.james@weldaustralia.com.au 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 qnc@weldaustralia.com.au 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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2018-2019 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

Location

Dates

Adelaide

18 - 22 Feb 2019

Brisbane

11 - 15 Mar 2019

Mackay

19 - 23 Nov 2018

Melbourne

13 - 17 May 2019

Perth

5 - 9 Nov 2018

Sydney

29 Oct - 2 Nov 2018

International Welding Inspector - Standard Location

Dates

Adelaide

IWI-S Part 1: 26 - 30 Nov 2018 IWI-S Part 2: 3 - 5 Dec 2018

Brisbane

IWI-S Part 1: 12 - 16 Nov 2018 IWI-S Part 2: 26 - 28 Nov 2018

Mackay

IWI-S Part 1: 24 - 28 Jun 2019 IWI-S Part 2: 1 - 3 Jul 2019

Perth

IWI-S Part 1: 13 -17 May 2019 IWI-S Part 2: 27 - 29 May 2019

Sydney

IWI-S Part 1: 5 - 9 Nov 2018 IWI-S Part 2: 3 - 5 Dec 2018

International Welding Specialist

Location

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Brisbane

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

Mackay

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

Sydney

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

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The practical and theoretical knowledge of the trainers was excellent, the opportunity to draw on their knowledge was fantastic.�

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2018-2019 Training Calendar International Welding Engineer & Technologist

Location

Dates (To Be Confirmed)

Wollongong

IIWE Module 1: 10 - 14 Dec 2018 IWE/T Practical Phase: 4 - 8 Feb 2019 IWE Module 2: 11 - 15 Feb 2019 IWE Module 3: 13 - 17 May 2019 IWE Module 4: 22 - 26 July 2019

Online & Blended Learning In conjunction with the American Welding Society (AWS), Weld Australia offers online courses to help develop your welding knowledge and to better inform you for your professional development. The content has been developed by senior people within the profession and is regularly updated. These courses are available any time day and night and are designed as self-paced modules which will allow the student to complete them in their own time. For more information, visit the Weld Australia website and enrol today.

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: training@weldaustralia.com.au or +61 2 8748 0150, 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.

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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, there’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 events@weldaustralia.com.au or +61 2 8748 0100. Development Engineering Processes Forum Sydney, 18 to 19 October 2018 The Forum will discuss old and new processes in Development Engineering. Hear from Councils, Urban Planners and Developers who will take you through detailed case studies highlighting how they achieved successful projects by utilising new processes without too much risk. For further details, visit: http://infrastructureconference. com.au

Corrosion & Prevention 2018 Adelaide, 11 to 14 November 2018 The annual ACA conference is a three day gathering of experts on corrosion mitigation. A premium networking event, the conference will also be a source of the latest information on corrosion mitigation. Over 500 delegates are expected to attend from fields as diverse as protective coatings, water, defence, mining, and oil and gas. For details, visit: https:// conference.corrosion.com.au

Pipeline Repair, Hot Tapping & In-Service Welding Sydney, 23 to 24 October 2018 This Weld Australia workshop will provide an overview of in-service pipeline modification and repair, and address common concerns associated with welding onto inservice pipelines. It will also cover several different thermal analysis models in detail. For further details, visit: weldaustraliacom.au/ pipelinerepair

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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Upcoming Weld Australia Exam Dates 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: qnc@weldaustralia.com.au.

Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE) Conference Hamilton, 9 to 12 December 2018 The AAEE conference is the premier engineering education conference for the southern hemisphere. It will see approximately 250 to 300 tertiary engineering educators and stakeholders gather together to discuss recent research, issues and trends related to educating engineers. For further details, visit: http://www.aaee2018.com

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Expand Your Audience. Grow Your Business. Advertise with Weld Australia. Weld Australia is happy to offer you and your business the opportunity to promote your products and services directly to the decision makers in the welding and fabricating industry­. We have a range of cost effective advertising and editorial packages available, in both Weld Connect and the Australian Welding Journal.

For further information about advertising in Weld Connect, please contact: Donna South on d.south@weldaustralia.com.au or +61 (0)2 8748 0130

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Weld Connect October 2018  

Weld Connect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Weld Australia, serving Australia’s welding, fabrication and manufacturing industry...

Weld Connect October 2018  

Weld Connect is the official monthly e-newsletter of the Weld Australia, serving Australia’s welding, fabrication and manufacturing industry...

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