Course Title:
CSWIP 3.2 - Senior Welding Inspector

CountryVenueCourse FeeStart DateFurther Information
AUD 2,640.00 without RI
12 October 2015
AUD 2,640.00 without RI
02 November 2015
on request
26 October 2015
on request
29 February 2016
on request
18 July 2016
on request
03 October 2016
on request
19 November 2015
$ 1,900.00 without RI
12 October 2015
ChinaShenzhen City
$ 1,900.00 without RI
14 December 2015
on request
08 June 2016
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Suitable for:

Experienced welding inspectors and quality control staff, especially those who are proceeding to the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector examination. It is essential that course members have a knowledge of the subjects covered in the course Welding Inspector before joining this course.

It is the responsibility of the examination candidates to either hold CSWIP Welding Inspector 3.1 or consider attending the Welding Inspector course and examination (WIS5E) prior to this course/examination.

Course Content:

Function and responsibilities of a senior welding inspector; defects in welds; weld symbol interpretation; interpretation of NDT reports; documentation of welding; approval and certification procedures; general principles of supervision; case studies; planning; organisation; interpretation of fractured surfaces; auditing; practice in typical examination questions; course assessments.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:
  • To understand the various facets of welding inspection and quality control
  • To assess the validity of a welding procedure
  • To recognise origins of weld defects
  • To interpret features of a fracture surface and prepare detailed reports
  • To scrutinise and correct inspection reports
  • To plan, organise and supervise use of skilled inspectors and NDT personnel
  • To conduct pre-, during and post welding audits
  • To be in a position to pass the relevant examination

Additional Information:
  • Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation of an examination. All courses may be followed by a CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document WI-6-92. See CSWIP document available for download from the CSWIP website.
  • Although this course covers most of the syllabus for the examination it does not include training in interpretation of radiographs. Examination candidates who do not possess a current CSWIP or PCN Radiographic Interpreter's certificate should attend the Interpretation of Radiographs - Part B (light and dense metal welds) course and examination.

  • Certified Welding Inspector (Level 2) for a minimum of 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 OR
  • 5 years' authenticated experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.3, independently verified.

In either case above candidates must hold a valid CSWIP Level 2 (3.1) certificate.

In addition to the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of document WI-6-92 available at