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Weld Certification Theory AS1796

Non-accredited Short Course

Progress your engineering fabrication career with this technical course.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Toowoomba Start date: 30 Jan 2023 Duration: up to 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West North Queensland
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Course overview

Get skilled for the light or heavy metal fabrication and welding industry.

This non-accredited course provides training in the area of welding theory for students to sit the AS1796 welding exams without pre-requisite requirements.

Through this course you will gain the theoretical knowledge to safely apply welding practices by identifying the risks associated with welding and implementing the correct hazard reduction practices. You will also learn to identify material properties, and develop the ability to select the correct welding process to achieve a safe and effective weld.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
30 Jan 2023
up to 6 months
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $895
10 Jul 2023
up to 6 months
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $895
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
up to 4 months
Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $895

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Weld Certification Theory AS1796 (NONAC03106)

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Weld Certification Theory AS1796

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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

For theory classes, you will be required to wear:

  • Protective clothing - clean and neat for example: shorts and t-shirt (no torn sleeveless shirts, no t-shirts with offensive logos/print or singlets permitted)
  • Protective footwear must be worn into classroom for example enclosed shoes or work boots (no open shoes are to be worn into the class for example thongs or slip on shoes)

Materials list:

  • pen
  • notebook
  • workbook
Need to know

To obtain Certification of Welders AS1796 with Weld Australia, you will be required to complete theory and practical requirements as outlined by AS1796 Certification of Welders.

This non-accredited course provides training in the area of welding theory for students seeking to complete the theory assessment through Weld Australia.

You will need to create a Weld Q account and will be responsible for paying the Weld Australia fees to sit the exam and insurance of certification.

You can concurrently complete the practical requirements, including the below practical exams while competing the theory requirements. You must apply for certification within two (2) years of having completing both theory and practical assessments.

Please note the selection criteria for undertaking the below practical exams prior to enrolment:

  • NONAC03154 Stick - MMAW Certification (Plate). Ticket 1, 1E, 3, 3E - Weld Australia Certification (AS1796)
  • NONAC03155 Stick - MMAW Certification (Pipe). Ticket 2, 4, 5 - Weld Australia Certification (AS1796) 
  • NONAC03156 TIG - GTAW Certification. Ticket 5, 7 - Weld Australia Certification (AS1796) 
  • NONAC03157 MIG - GMAW Certification. Ticket 8G - Weld Australia Certification (AS1796) 
  • NONAC03158 FLUX - FCAW Certification. Ticket 8F - Weld Australia Certification (AS1796) 

You will benefit from enrolling into Welding Certification Preparatory course (NONAC03025), to practice your skills prior to assessment for the above Weld Australia Certification Tickets for AS1796.

The delivery of this course is over 40 hours.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.