Welding Updates Webinar Series.

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Achieving satisfactory performance in welded connections, involves proper connection design, the specification of weld details, fabrication and quality assurance.


12 pm -
1 pm

45 mins +
15 mins Q&A

4 April -
21 November


 Webinar Program



This webinar series offers ongoing professional development and a refresher to Welding Supervisors to keep them updated on the recent developments with the standards and offer a platform to ask questions.

Steel Structures designed to NZS 3404 or AS/NZS 5100.6 are required to be fabricated and erected in accordance with AS/NZS 5131 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection. This standard makes references to a number of welding-related standards such as AS/NZS 1554 series that are also applicable for applications such as: trailer manufacturing, marine and boatbuilding, maintenance etc.

Welding supervisors are responsible for ensuring compliance of welding operations including quality management systems with the requirements of the Construction Category (CC) specified for the job and the implementation of the welding quality management system to AS/NZS ISO 3834 and/or AS/NZS 1554.1.
To ensure compliance of welded steel components, in addition to the qualifications and work experience, welding professionals also need to undertake professional development and stay updated on the latest changes to the standards in areas such as:

  • welding procedures
  • weldability of materials
  • applicable standards
  • weld inspection, and NTT
  • quality management systems

This Webinar Series is aimed at a refresher course for welding professionals with expertise in the field. It is especially relevant to AS/NZS 2214 Welding Supervisors, Welding Specialists and Engineers to wish to stay updated on several hot topics that will be covered in this webinar series. It will also be very relevant to welding inspectors and NDT personnel.

The Webinar Series will be based on the following standards framework: NZS 3404; AS/NZS 5131; AS/NZS 1554 Part 1, 2, 3 and 6, AS/NZS ISO 3834 Part 2, AS/NZS 1664, AS/NZS ISO 17637; AS/NZS 9606.1; and AS/NZS 2980. The webinars will also make references to ISO, EN, ASME and AWS standards.

The Webinars will be presented by HERA’s welding experts and will include a 45 min long presentation followed by a Q&A session.
All prices include GST.

Per single webinar

All nine webinars

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(20% discount)
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(full price)
Welding supervisor qualification
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On the completion of Webinar Series, attendees will be able to apply welding knowledge to their projects and communicate quality requirements to fabricators and inspection companies.

The individual webinars can be attended separately.

The webinars will be presented online (Zoom), starting at 12pm – 12.45pm, followed by 15mins for Q&A.

Workshop Programme:

1. Qualification of Welding procedures (AM) - 18 April 2024
2. Qualifications of Welders (AM) - 24 April 2024
3. Welding of steel structures to AS/NZS 1554.1 (AM) - 09 May 2024
4. Welding of Stainless Steel to AS/NZS 1554.6 (MK) - 30 May 2024
5. Welding consumables update - standards update, shielding gases (AM) - 06 June 2024 
6. Welding of reinforcing steel AS/NZS 1554.3 (AM) - 20 June 2024
7. Introduction to welding metallurgy (OE) - 1 August 2024
8. Welding of Aluminium (RR) - 22 August 2024
9. Inspection and testing (VY) - 19 September 2024
10. Quality Management in Welding Fabrication (MK) - 31 October 2024
11. Welding automation and robotics (HH) - 14 November 2024

Alan McClinktock | HERA Senor Welding Engineer

A qualified welder, Alan is also a welding supervisor and IIW Welding Inspector IWI-C, and an IIW Welding Technologist. He has considerable experience with New Zealand and Australia welding related structural standards and related quality control procedures. Alan is a lead auditor for Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.

Michail Karpenko | HERA GM Welding Centre

Michail, an IIW International Welding Engineer, is a member of the Standards New Zealand and Standards Australia Committees including WD-003 “Welding”. He was involved in the revision and updating of welding standards such as AS/NZS 1554, AS/NZS ISO 3834, DR ISO 17607, AS/NZS 5131. He is a lead auditor for the Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme and was actively involved in its establishment.

Robert Ryan | HERA Welding Engineer

Robert is an IIW International Welding Inspector (IWI-S) and AS 2214 Welding Supervisor with expertise in the field of welding processes, procedures, and training of welders as well as quality management systems to AS/NZS 5131 and Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.
Robert is an IIW International Welding Inspector (IWI-S) and AS 2214 Welding Supervisor with expertise in the field of welding processes, procedures, and training of welders as well as quality management systems to AS/NZS 5131 and Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.

Ozgur Erdem | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Ozgur has worked extensively on the delivery of industrial plant projects globally in many roles at different levels in the fabrication and construction of boilers, reactors, pressure vessels, structural steels and piping systems of oil & gas, nuclear and thermal power (CCGT and coal fired) plants in Turkiye, Russia, Albania, Libya and Iraq. He was a lecturer of welding inspection courses at international training organisations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and South America

Volkan Yakut | HERA Principal Welding Engineer

Volkan Yakut, a BS Mechanical Engineer and International Welding Engineer with an MSc, brings nearly three decades of diverse global experience in manufacturing. From lecturing at universities to managing pivotal roles in manufacturing and construction projects, he has contributed to major projects across New Zealand, Turkey, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Specializing in advanced manufacturing technologies, welding, and mechanical testing, Volkan is deeply committed to continuous improvement and staying updated with technological advancements. Since 2019, he has enriched the local metal community through his expertise at HERA.

Holger Heinzel | HERA Senior Engineer – Advanced Manufacturing | Industry 4.0 Cluster Lead

Holger Heinzel, a Mechanical Engineer, focuses on clean energy power generation research with an emphasis on materials. His interests encompass advanced materials, fabrication methods, pressure design, and automation, considering their politico-economic implications. He contributes to sheet metal formability studies, aids in delivering research facilities, and develops innovative technologies for high-volume production. Holger is committed to HERA's international, multidisciplinary team, striving to advance the metals industry.

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