Professional Certificates & Qualifications

On this page:

  • Details of the AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017 test
  • Test Prices
  • Welding positions
  • What is WPS and PQR
  • Confirmation & Revalidation

 

Further Information

  • Certification and Procedures FAQ

AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017 Trade Welding Certificate

Details

The AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017 is the latest welder qualification test.
This 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.

Cost*

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

Name

Price

Mig – Butt & Fillet

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Arc – Butt & Fillet

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Arc – Butt & Fillet

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Mig – Fillet

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Mig – Butt

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Arc – Fillet

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Arc – Butt

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AS/NZS ISO 9606.1 2017 Annex C FW/BW (Backing Bar)

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Tig

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AS 1665 (Aluminium)

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ASME 9 (Carbon Steel / Stainless Steel)

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Procedure

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Procedure with Ticket

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6 Month Revalidation – Fillet

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6 Month Revalidation – Butt

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Test Plates

Whole

Half

Alloy or Stainless Steel

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Classes / Practice

Mig & Arc / per hour

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Tig & Alloy / per hour

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One on one / per hour

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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

No

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

Welder Qualification Certificate (Trade Ticket) Courses

Duration

Cost – (Single position ticket)

Cost – (Annex C)

GMAW

4 hours

$505

$555

MMAW

4 hours

$505

$555

FCAW

4 hours

$505

$555

Confirmation & Revalidation

AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017 Certification is valid for up to 3 years’ subject to 6 monthly confirmations by a responsible person (employer / welding coordinator / examiner or examining body). This means the welder is observed welding as per the welding procedure given on the welder test data sheet. At the end of the 3 year period certification must be re-validated by an Approved Examiner (Welding Academy).

Why is it Revalidated

The reason for the 6 month re-validation is to ensure the welder is regularly welding to that procedure during their regular employment.

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

What is a PQR and a WPS?

Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)

A Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) is the record of the actual weld test parameters used.It is the founding document as far as procedures are concerned and is used to produce welding procedure specification sheets (WPS) for production welds. It is company dependent and never expires.

Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)​

A Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) is the formal written document describing welding procedures, which provides direction to the welder or welding operators for making sound and quality production welds as per the code requirements. The WPS is also used for submittal to clients, engineers or inspectors.

A WPS is based on the allowable variables of the approved PQR and is required for allproduction welds. Any number od these can be written from a single PQR without further testing as long as they comply. As with any document the procedures can only work if they are used correctly in accordance with the parameters detailed.

As per the PQR the WPS is company dependent and never expires. A WPS is a legal copyrighted document which is supported by a Procedure Qualification Record (PQR).