WTIA Qualification and Certification Board
IIW Authorised National Body (ANB) for Personnel Qualification and Certification, and Company Certification (ANBCC)

The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) has been involved in the examination and qualification of Australian welding and inspection personnel since 1929 and in 2000 has introduced the International Institute of Welding (IIW) programmes for personnel qualification and certification and company certification into Australia.

It is the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Authorised National Body (ANB) for Australia and IIW Authorised National Body for Company Certification (ANBCC). These enable Australia's people and companies to become nationally and internationally recognised.

Qualification and Certification

The WTIA has initiated programmes in Australia for the qualification and certification of personnel involved in welding, and for the certification of organisations that use welding as a process in their operations.

The issuing of diplomas for qualification and certificates for personnel and company certification is managed by the Qualification and Certification Board of the WTIA under the banner of-Cert.

Importance of Welding Technology to the Economy of Australia

Welding technology is an enabling technology used across a wide range of industries and applications, from microjoining of medical devices, electronics and photonics (down to 5 microns), to larger scale applications such as mining equipment, boilers and pressure vessels, ships, rail transport, water pipelines and components over 1m thick welded in one pass.

It encompasses the total life cycle of welded products/structures including design, manufacture, conformity assessment, inspection and testing, operation, maintenance, repair and decommissioning including recycling and other environmental conditions.

Role of the WTIA

The WTIA was established in 1989 from the amalgamation of the Australian Welding Institute (AWI) (established 1929) and the Australian Welding Research Association (AWRA) (established 1964). It is a not-for-profit organisation, and is the national peak body for welding technology in Australia. Its Goal is to lead and assist in making Australian industry locally and globally competitive in welding-related activities. Key strategies are in place to:

  • Create the correct cultures for competitiveness
  • Facilitate technology transfer to industry
  • Drive research and development
  • Provide a competent, knowledgeable, and skilled work force
  • Standardise qualification and certification throughout Australia

We are a membership based, cooperative, national organisation representing the Australian welding industry, with

  • More than 326 corporate members
  • More than 1050 personal members


Role of the International Institute of Welding (IIW)

Mission: To act as the worldwide network for knowledge exchange of joining technologies to improve the global quality of life.

  • Founded in 1948 by 13 countries, the IIW is today the largest worldwide network for welding and joining technologies.
  • 54 Member Countries, representing experts in the various fields of welding and joining.
  • 25 Technical Commissions and Working Units.
  • 40 Authorized National Bodies (ANBs) for Personnel Certification and 19 Authorised National Bodies for Company Certification (ANBCCs).