Which courses should I attend if I want to become an NDT technician?
For anyone without a background in NDT you are best to start with one of the three basic NDT methods; Ultrasonic Testing Level 1, Penetrant Testing Level 2, Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2. All three methods are commonly used and are a great starting point.
In NDT do I need to do the Level 1 course before Level 2?
Both the Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2 course and the Penetrant Testing Level 2 course include the Level 1 component. They are essentially a combined Level 1 and Level 2 course. This means you can go straight into these courses without having to complete Level 1.
Ultrasonic Testing of Welds Level 2 only contains the content for Level 2. Before you can do this course, you are required to complete the Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 course.
In Condition Monitoring do I need to do the Category 1 course before Category 2?
When I complete the course will I be certified?
To become certified, you apply directly to AINDT. You will be required to provide evidence that you have met the requirements for the certification you are seeking. On successfully completing the training you will have a training certificate that you can submit with your application to AINDT demonstrating you meet the training requirement. If you also pass your certification exam on the final day, you will have an exam letter that you can submit demonstrating you have passed your exams. You will still need to submit the required evidence of experience and possibly other evidence such as a visual acuity test. AINDT will then process your application and issue certification if you meet their requirements.
Do you provide traineeships?
ALS as a business sometimes employee’s trainees or places trainees that are on a traineeship with a group training provider. Where ALS is employing or placing a traineeship, the positions are advertised on seek.
ALS Training Academy is part of the ALS Asset Integrity & Reliability business. We are a training and examination center. We do not employ trainees, however we often train the trainees that are employed by ALS.
Can I get my experience with you?
Unfortunately we do not provide a service that allows you to acquire the experience hours required for certification at our training facilities.
Will I get a job with ALS when I finish my course?
If you wish to be employed with ALS, you will need to apply for an advertised position and be selected as the successful candidate.
Will doing an NDT or CM course help me get a job?
If you desire a job in NDT or CM, completing a training course will help to make you more attractive to hiring managers and future employers. Passing the certification exam will make you even more attractive. However, keep in mind that hiring managers look for more in candidate than whether they have completed a course or exam.