UWEC Programs

Weldcraft Pro

The Weldcraft-Pro coded welder training programme is delivered through our approved centres, around the world. The programme is a highly specialised training course, designed for commercial divers serious about obtaining high quality Manual Metal Arc (MMA) / Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) welding skills both above and below water. It follows the guidelines as stated under the European Welding Federation (EWF) document 570-01, with qualifications being awarded in accordance with ISO 15618-1, AWS D3.6M-10 or BS 4872-1, for fillet welds on plate

Short Courses : 100% HRDF Claimable & 20 CCD Points

There are seven short courses offered under UWEC:
1) Basic Cold Work Training Course: Dry Composite Repair
2) Basic Cold Work Training Course: Underwater Composite Repair (Wet)
3) Two-Day Basic Welding Training Course: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) & Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
4) Introduction to Underwater (Wet) Welding Program
5) Basic Electrical Engineering Training Course: Three Phase Wiring
6) Basic Electrical Engineering Training Course: Single Phase Wiring
7) Introduction to Welding Inspection & Quality Control

Steps to become professional diver and wet welder


Scuba Diving (Recreational Diver) – Mandatory for Wet Welding Course

  • Understand a basic principle of scuba diving
  • Confined water dives – to learn basic scuba skills – Just the first three of five sections of the open water diver course
  • Open water dives – to use skills and explore – Just two of four dives of the open water diver course 
  • The duration is 1 week and the venue can be either in Tioman or Pulau Paya Langkawi


Commercial Diver Course Levels 1 & 2 – Optional for Wet Welding Course

  • Standard operational procedure & Method of statement safety for underwater work.
  • Obtain the ITDA commercial diver certificate.
  • Become a certified commercial diver and can work in any sectors safely.
  • The duration of course is 2 months and the venue is at IDA Teluk Kalong (Fresh water) Kemaman Terengganu.


Surface Supply Commercial Diver (Fast Track) – A Basic Prerequisite to Wet Welding Course

  • Basic introduction to Surface supply equipment (some syllabus of commercial diving)
  • Basic knowledge on how to use the equipment (e.g. diving suit with hard hat) and provide insight into a commercial diver course– APPLICABLE FOR THOSE WHO SKIP STEP 2 ABOVE
  • No skill certificate is given only a passport to enroll the wet welding program
  • The duration of course is 2 weeks.(limited to diving tank ONLY – Not exposed to fresh water like river nor lake) – The exact venue will be confirmed later


Underwater Wet Welding

  • The syllabus covers:
      1) Safe underwater welding procedures / MMA welding plant & equipment
      2) Underwater welding techniques / Preparing to weld
      3) Electrodes & weld terminology / Basic weld ability & common weld defects
      4) Monitor & control welding operations / Quality assurance & quality control
      5)Join c/steel plates using standard underwater welding techniques
  • Obtain the WeldCraft Pro wet welding certificate
  • The duration of course is 2 weeks and the venue is to be confirmed later