Induction to Steel – Fundamentals Extended

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Course Content

The steel supply chain is as long as it is varied. It encompasses a whole host of stakeholders, from the manufacturing mills right through to end users in building and construction, heavy engineering and manufacturing.

This course is perfect for anyone who works in the Australian steel supply chain, whether you’re an architect, an engineering graduate or a marketing manager. It is designed to provide an overview of the steel industry, giving context to your role, responsibilities, and interactions with other members of the steel supply chain.

There are three options available in our series of ‘Induction to Steel’ courses. Simply pick the option that best suits your needs to discover more about the Australian steel supply chain.

Which Course is Right for Me?

With three options available in our series of ‘Induction to Steel’ courses, the courses are designed to cover the diversity and depth of knowledge required for anyone who works in the steel supply chain.

To determine which course is best suited to your needs, simply pick the type of role closest to yours from the list below.

Discounts, Multi-User Purchase & Corporate Subscription Models

ASI is proud to support the education of its members by offering discounts on our eLearning courses. In addition to member-only pricing, we offer a substantial discount for students, as well as discounts for multiple course purchases and multiple bulk user purchases. We also offer Corporation subscription models as well on an adhoc basis. For further information, click here or contact


1 hour 30 minutes
A standalone module, this is the shortest and most basic of the three Induction to Steel Courses. It provides a very general overview of the steel supply chain.


3 hours 52 minutes
This course covers everything in the module above in more detail, plus more. It is also a pre-requisite to the Extended course.

Fundamentals Extended

6 hours 14 minutes
Offered together with the Fundamentals course as a package, this is the most in-depth and technical of all three Induction to Steel courses.

What You’ll Learn

Course Objectives

By the end of this comprehensive course, you will:

  • Understand how steel is made, from preparation of raw materials through reduction and refining to shaping into the final steel product
  • Understand the different types of steel products and their uses
  • Be able to relate steel metallurgy to engineering properties
  • Be aware of the range of post-processing available to create the structural steel products we utilise every day
  • Appreciate and identify the quality needed to ensure our products are fit-for-purpose and risk minimised
  • Importantly, understand the steel supply chain and where you fit into it
  • Be aware of the regulatory requirements imposed by Workplace Health and Safety and the National Construction Code
  • Understanding steel structures you see everyday and how they work
Course IDE-036b
Total Course Duration (Fundamentals Extended Course)6 hours 14 minutes (incl. quiz time)
Module Duration Breakdown
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Steel and Steel Making
Module 3: The Metallurgy of Steel
Module 4: The Engineering Properties of Steel
Module 5: Structural Steel Types
Module 6: The Steel Supply Chain
Module 7: Steel Quality & Compliance
Module 8a: Steel Structures – An Introduction
Module 8b: Steel Structures – Beyond the Basics
Passing Grade100%
Supplementary MaterialsCourse notes based on presentation (included)
Other Reference Materials– Australian steel industry capability and capacity (see ASI – Australian steel industry capability and capacity)
– Guide to fabricating steel structures – see ASI – An engineer’s guide to fabricating steel structures – Set of 2 volumes
– eLearning portal – see ASI eLearning – Learn from Steel Industry Experts
– Free ASI Tech Notes for download: ASI – Technical Notes (
– ASI website – see ASI – Home (

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