Stainless steel specialist course

Training for a stronger stainless steel industry

The Stainless Steel Specialist Course provides a standard level of knowledge and qualification across the industry. It delivers comprehensive information about every aspect of stainless steel practice.

Offered via, the course is an effective e-learning tool designed to improve your knowledge of stainless steel, its properties, performance and uses. It consists of 17 challenging and rewarding modules delivered and marked online, covering a wide range of topics from introductory to more complex material. Input from the industry has ensured that topics covered are relevant to the workplace. It is useful for anyone specifying, manufacturing or working with stainless steel.

Available modules:
  1. Introduction to Stainless Steel
    Austenitic, ferritic, duplex, martensitic, and precipitation hardening stainless steels.
  2. Stainless vs. Corrosion
    How stainless steel is affected by and resists corrosion – corrosion process, passivity, general corrosion, pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking.
  3. Mechanical Properties of Stainless Steel
    Mechanical properties, austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex, and precipitation hardening stainless steels.
  4. Surface Finish on Stainless Steel
    Design, finish and fabrication, mill forms, fabrication and special finishing methods, pickling and passivation, cleaning stainless steel, care on site and erection, and routine cleaning and maintenance.
  5. Fabricating Corrosion Resisting and Stainless Steels
    Corrosion resistance, storage, handling, forming and cutting, welding, fabrication, and passivating.
  6. Cutting of Stainless Steels
    Mechanical cutting, thermal cutting and new technology.
  7. Metallurgy of Stainless Steels
    History, classifications, and characteristics of stainless steels.
  8. Welding and Joining of Stainless Steels
    Nature of stainless steel, weldability, processes, shielding gases, dissimilar metals, and fume control.
  9. Machining Stainless Steels
    Tooling, cutting fluids, corrosion resistance, drilling, turning, tapping, die threading, thread rolling, reaming and milling.
  10. Practical Considerations for Designing in Stainless Steel
    Resistance to environment, mechanical properties, fabrication, economic considerations.
  11. Stainless Steel and Stainless Alloy Castings
    Processes, classifications, chemical composition, microstructure, heat treatment, machining, welding, mechanical properties, and applications of stainless steel castings.
  12. Forging Stainless Steels
    Production of forging, starting stock for forging, heating for forging, cooling after forging, and post forging requirements.
  13. Stainless Steel Pipe and Tube
    Production manufacturing processes, welding processes, finishing operations, longitudinally welded vs. seamless, forming and applications.
  14. Cold Forming Stainless Steel
    Stainless steel formability and forming processes.
  15. Deep Drawing of Stainless Steels
    Properties and practical considerations for deep forming processes.
  16. Stainless Steel and Stainless Alloys at High Temperature
    Mechanical properties and corrosion resistance.
  17. Ferritic Stainless Steels


Two levels of certification are offered. An Intermediate Certificate is awarded on the successful completion of five modules and a Full Certificate is awarded on the successful completion of 12 modules.

Benefits for companies

Individual modules may be purchased, allowing companies the flexibility to select modules for training staff according to company operations.

  • Skills participants in the benefits and limitations of stainless steel
  • Upskills individuals and organisations already established in the stainless steel industry, as well as those who have little knowledge about stainless steel
  • Modular form of the course allows companies the flexibility to tailor the training of their employees
Benefits for participants
  • Participant gains an understanding of why they are doing what they are doing in their job
  • Completion of course at own pace and in own time
Benefits for the stainless steel industry
  • Provides a standard level of knowledge and recognised level of achievement
  • Translates into a higher level of productivity for existing and new workers by promoting a greater depth of understating of stainless

Training modules are US$30 each. For further information and to enrol, simply create an account at and select the module/s you wish to view, purchase and complete through the course menu.

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