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ACA Brings Two AMPP Courses to Australasia

In a first for Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) successfully completed AMPP’s Abrasive Blaster Certification (C7) and Spray Application Certification (C12). 

With support from blasting and coating equipment provider BlastOne, the courses were held in the Northern Territory and completed during May 2024.

Under the expert guidance of Andrew Russell and Gurunathan Kuppusamy — who also celebrated his 70th birthday — and led by Joshua Webb, students gained valuable insights into blast cleaning of steel and nonferrous surfaces. 

The training covered the principles of surface preparation, surface cleanliness, surface profile, dust and debris control, and abrasives. 

The C12 certification assesses the skills of sprayers who have a minimum of 800 hours applying protective coatings with airless or conventional spray in an industrial or marine environment.

Paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun is helping to supply paint for the courses, according to the ACA. More information on these training programs is available here.

About ACA

The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) is the leading body for handling and mitigating corrosion and its impacts across Australia and New Zealand. An internationally recognized association with accredited training courses, annual conferences, and networking opportunities, the ACA provides support across diverse sectors to provide superior knowledge and experience across the corrosion industry.

As a nonprofit, membership-based association, the ACA serves its members by disseminating information about corrosion in all its forms, and the organization continues to evolve and adapt to emerging forms of corrosion to support its membership in combatting its effects. The ACA is committed to sustainability and cost effectiveness for its community and beyond.

What ACA Does

The ACA offers various tools for tackling corrosion. Drawing on the expertise of its membership base, the ACA aims to provide world-class training in partnership with sister associations such as the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). The association also connects its membership for networking and learning opportunities through branches and their events, as well as by holding an annual conference to showcase the best from Australasia and beyond.

Through constant engagement with the community, the ACA aims to advance corrosion as an agenda and promote the importance of its handling to those outside of the industry. The group seeks to act as an advocate for its members and as an educator for wider society.

For more information, contact: ACA, +61 (03) 8608-7900,