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Basic Stick Welding

Non-accredited Short Course

Learn how to stick weld with this basic welding course.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 16 Oct 2024 Duration: 1 month View all intakes
Full Fee

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Course overview

Arc welding is a welding process that is used to join metal to metal by using electricity to create enough heat to melt metal, and the melted metals when cool result in a binding of the metals.

It is a type of welding that uses a welding power supply to create an electric arc between a metal stick “electrode” and the base material to melt the metals at the point-of-contact. Arc welders can use either direct (DC) or alternating (AC).

The welding area is usually protected by some type of shielding gas, vapour and slag covering of the weld metal.

You will learn:

  • the underpinning theory knowledge of stick 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
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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Eagle Farm
On Campus
16 Oct 2024
1 month
Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $355

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.


Eagle Farm

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

  • On Campus Time

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

16 Oct 2024

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 month

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $355

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).


The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

No assessment

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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Basic Stick Welding (NONAC03058)

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Basic Stick Welding

Payment Options

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

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.


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.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • 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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If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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.