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Basic MIG Welding

Non-accredited Short Course

Learn how to MIG weld with this basic welding course.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
Full Fee

Course overview

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal arc inert gas (MIG) welding, is a semi-automatic arc welding process that uses a solid wire electrode, fed by a wire feed unit and protected by a shield gas to produce the weld metal. GMAW is the most commonly used welding process in the industry.

You will learn:

  • the underpinning theory knowledge of MIG welding
  • how to set up equipment correctly and safely
  • how to weld in the down hand position
  • how to make adjustments to the welding process to meet job requirements
  • how to trouble shoot

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
Acacia Ridge
08 Feb 2023
Part time 4 weeks
Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $340
Eagle Farm
19 Jul 2023
Part time 4 weeks
Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $340

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Basic MIG Welding (NONAC03057)

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Basic MIG Welding

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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

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Upfront payment

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

Work wear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Protective clothing - long cotton drill trousers, and long-sleeved cotton drill shirt
  • Eye protection - must comply with AS1338
  • Hearing protection - must comply with AS1270
  • Protective footwear - safety toe, leather upper, non-slip – must comply with AS2210
  • Hair protection - peak cap with a snood capable of fully containing hair
  • Welding helmets - it is preferred that you provide your own for hygiene reasons and it must comply with AS1338-1
  • Respirator mask (if required) - must comply with AS1716 (P2 rating)
  • Long welding gloves

Students who do not meet these minimum standards of work wear and PPE will not be permitted entry into workshops.

Need to know

Nambour Commencement of this night class is 5.00 pm - 8.00 m.


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

How to Apply

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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.