Aircraft Welding Authority - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this authorisation if you intend to carry out manual welding on, or relating to, an aircraft.

The types of manual welding approved are:

  • Gas welding (Type 1);
  • Braze welding (Type 2);
  • Manual metal arc welding (Type 3);
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (Type 4);
  • Gas metal arc welding (Type 5); and
  • Plasma arc welding (Type 6).

The parent metal groups approved are:

  • Aluminium alloys (Group 1);
  • Magnesium alloys (Group 2);
  • Carbon steel and low alloy steels (Group 3);
  • Corrosion and heat resisting steels (Group 4);
  • Nickel alloys (Group 5);
  • Copper-based alloys (Group 6); and
  • Titanium alloys (Group 7).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this authorisation you must:

  • Pass the aircraft welding examinations; and
  • Complete welding training in the type of manual welding on the parent metal group to which the application relates.

Please note that a relevant qualification from the Australian Defence Force is deemed the equivalent of welding training.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Unless suspended or cancelled, this authority remains in force for the period specified on the authorisation.



$130 per hour of processing. Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Maintenance Personnel Licensing
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601



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