CHEMTOOLS SOLDERING TRAINING

& IPC CERTIFICATIONS

ABOUT CHEMTOOLS

Chemtools® is an Official Australian Licenced IPC Training Centre and has been conducting IPC Training across Australia since 2007. Our fully equipped training centre includes Hot Air Rework Systems, Preheaters, Infrared Rework Systems, Induction Heating Soldering Irons, and Microscopes, among other tools. We introduce you to leaded and lead free soldering techniques and many soldering consumable aids used by major electronics OEM’s and Electronic Service Centres across Australia.

Chemtools® conducts IPC Training in all states of Australia, and we also travel to Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. Our on-site manufacturing facility produces Conformal Coatings, Flux Removers, and many other chemicals used in the Electronics Industry, as well as AIM Solder Pastes, Bars, and Fluxes. Not only do we offer IPC training, but we also provide ongoing manufacturing or rework process technical support.

ABOUT OUR TRAINERS

Chemtools® currently employ two full time IPC MIT Trainers, both of whom travel around Australia and New Zealand providing certified IPC Training. 

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown is an MIT Master Trainer who has been involved in the Electronics Industry since the late 1970s. Andrew has been employed at Chemtools® since 2007, and has worked in a number of training and technician roles prior. These include the role of Bench Service Technician at Radio Shack, Field Service Technician for an electronics capital equipment supplier, and a Pace Incorporated Workshop Trainer, among others. Andrew has successfully trained students in many countries, including Australia, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, UK, and the USA.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith is an MIT Master Trainer who has been involved in the Electronics Industry since the late 1990s. Mark has been employed at Chemtools® since 2003, and his previous roles include Bench Service Technician, and Field Service Technician.

Together, our trainers share over 60 years experience in the industry, and will ensure your training needs are fully met across all available course modules.

WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR IPC CERTIFICATION TRAINING?

Our knowledge of the Electronics Industry, and our ability to simplify the technical jargon, along with passing on knowledge and skills from veteran technicians to hobbyists and production line workers, is second to none.

Our practical courses are very hands-on, with our IPC Certified Trainers making it easy to gain technical knowledge and skills which will last a lifetime and not be quickly forgotten.

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING IPC SOLDERING COURSES:

IPC-A-610: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

IPC-7711/7721: Rework, Modification, and Repair of Electronic Assemblies

IPC/WHMA-A-620: Operator Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies + IPC/WHMA-A-620-PRAC Practical Module (1-Day Optional Add-On)

IPC-J-STD-001: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies + J-STD-001 GS Space Addendum (1-Day Optional Add-On)

IPC-600: Acceptability of Printed Circuit Boards

IPC-6012: Qualification and Performance Specification of Printed Rigid Boards

IN ADDITION TO IPC CERTIFICATION, WE ALSO OFFER THE FOLLOWING HALF/FULL DAY SOLDERING COURSES:

  • Production Assembly Line – Improve your technician’s basic skill sets to improve their speed and quality of hand solder joints.
  • Rework and Repair – Improve your technician’s skills in reworking and repairing PCB’s, whether it be basic soldering equipment knowledge, proper use of equipment, or right up to track level repair.
  • Lead Free Training Courses – If your facility is moving towards lead free, technicians will need training to bring them up to speed on the differences between leaded and lead free alloys and how each solders differently.
  • ESD Training – Is your workplace not taking electrostatic discharge seriously? We provide the necessary training to improve your work area and create an ESD-free environment.
  • Hot Air and Infrared Rework – Working more and more surface mount components and BGAs? We offer custom training courses to suit your needs for successful removal and reflow of surface mount components.
  • Wave Soldering Machine and SMT Oven Profiling (at your facility)
  • Other Custom Training – If you would like a little of everything we offer, Chemtools can customise a training course to suit your company’s needs.

All students that attend and complete courses are supplied with the relevant certification based on the chosen course type: IPC Certification if choosing an IPC Certified Course, or a Soldering Certificate of Completion supplied by Chemtools.

WE TRAIN AND CERTIFY WITHIN ALL INDUSTRIES OF ELECTRONICS

  • Department of Defense
  • Defense Contractors
  • Government Departments
  • Aerospace and Avionics
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Telecommunication and Mobile Phone Repair
  • Medical Manufacturing
  • Contract Manufacturer OEMs
  • Service Centers
  • Universities
  • TAFEs
  • Class of Production: Class 1 – Consumer Electronics
  • Class of Production: Class 2 – General Industrial, Dedicated Service Electronics
  • Class of Production: Class 3 – High Reliability, Harsh Environments Electronics
  • Class of Production: Class 3A – Space

We also train and certify hobbyists looking to improve their basic SMT and thru hole soldering skills.