Welding Technology Institute of Australia
WTIA and IIW – Making a Difference to People’s Lives
WTIA is the recognised peak Australian national body representing the welding and related interests of companies and individuals in virtually all industry sectors, and represents Australia at the 55 member country International Institute of Welding (IIW).
A key role is the identification of industry needs and finding solutions to satisfy these needs. Activities include government liaison, research consortia, SMART Industry Groups, Expert Technology Tools, training, qualification and certification, technology forums, technical assistance and promotion of the image of welding.
Through the OzWeld Technology Support Centres (TSC) Network, WTIA facilitates Australian industry’s access to, and up-take of, leading-edge technologies from Australian and overseas sources, and delivers world-class consultancy services through it welding technology staff around the country.
The WTIA OzWeld School of Welding Technology (SWT) offers career guidance, and public and in-house training for IIW International Welding Engineers, Technologists, Welded Structures Designers, Inspection Personnel, and Specialists including Supervisors to AS 1796 and AS 2214. Training is also provided for Welding Coordination Personnel including WTIA Quality Control, Work Health and Safety, and Environmental Welding Coordinators.
Through OzWeld Certification, WTIA also offers Australian and international qualification and certification for personnel to promote careers in the welding industry. It also delivers the IIW Manufacturer Certification Scheme According to ISO 3834 (IIW MCS ISO 3834) for the certification of companies to international standards and welding management for improved productivity, quality and local and global competitiveness.