Professional Certificates & Qualifications

 

AS/NZS2980:2018 Trade Welding Certificate

 

Details

In March 2018, AS/NZS 2980:2018 was released with some major changes.
Firstly, the new standard now requires welders to make more than one test piece should they require an all position qualification range. In addition, fillet welds require a separate test piece as well, unless a certain joint prep is used for a butt weld.
The length of the test piece has been reduced from 300mm down to 200mm; however we elect to use 250mm length plates to enable a macro test, prior to radiographic testing.
Validation is no longer required every two years, as a successful candidate will now earn a three year certification, with the option of revalidation every two years upon volumetric testing (ultrasonic or radiographic) of a similar joint on a production piece.

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Cost

The cost for each test allows for 2 hours and includes steel and consumables.

 

Test Price ex.GST
Mig - Butt & Fillet $600.00
Arc - Butt & Fillet $600.00
Mig - Fillet $326.09
Mig - Butt $326.09
Arc - Fillet $326.09
Arc - Butt $326.09
AS/NZS ISO 9606.1 2017 Annex C FW/BW $369.57
Tig $535.50
AS 1665 (Aluminium) $611.83
ASME 9 (Carbon Steel / Stainless Steel) $600.00 (+materials)
Procedure without ticket $1200.00
Procedure with ticket $1600.00
6 Month Revalidation - Fillet $150.00
6 Month Revalidation - Butt $150.00

Test Plates

Whole

Half

 

$40.00

$20.00

Classes / Practice  
Mig & Arc / per hour $52.18
Tig & Alloy / per hour $56.53
One on one / per hour $125.00

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 Welding Positions

  • Flat - 1G - Welding flat on the bench
  • Horizontal 2G - Welding plates horizontally as at eye-level
  • Vertical Up - 3G Welding vertically from lowest position to highest
  • Overhead - 4G Welding 180 deg. above the flat position

When the candidate passes the most difficult position, the lessor positions are granted as of right for no extra cost

 

Welding Test Positions -Butt     
Testing Position Flat Horizontal Overhead Vertical Up Vertical Down
Flat Yes No No  No  No 
Horizontal Yes  Yes  No  No  No 
Overhead Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No 
Vertical Up Yes  No  No  Yes  No 
Vertical Down No No  No  No  Yes 
6G (H-L045) Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No 
6G (J-L045) Yes  Yes  Yes  No  Yes 

 

 

Welding Test Positions -Fillet   
Testing Position Flat Horizontal Overhead Vertical Up Vertical Down
Flat Yes No No  No  No 
Horizontal Yes  Yes  No  No  No 
Overhead Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No 
Vertical Up Yes  Yes No  Yes  No 
Vertical Down No No  No  No  Yes 
6G (H-L045) Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No 
6G (J-L045) Yes  Yes  Yes  No  Yes 

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 All prices subject to change without notice, please phone for a quote.

Address

Stainless Steel & Aluminium Welding Academy
4a Lismore Street, Waltham
Christchurch, 8011
New Zealand
P: +64(0) 3 3773 911
Email
enquiries@weldingacademy.co.nz

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