Aircraft Welding Authority - Australian Government


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 as follows:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

$130 multiplied by the total number of hours spent in the inspection and assessment of the application.

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 Australian Government

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Industry Permissions

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Maintenance Personnel Licensing

Industry Permissions

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 737 032