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Women in Welding

Non-accredited Short Course

The development of welding skills using the latest Augmented Reality technology and provide participants with a simulated real-life welding experience.  They allow the user to master their skills in a safe non-threatening environment before providing opportunities to practice them in the actual welding environment using industry standard equipment.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane

Course overview

After initial workplace health and safety training, this program will utilise TAFE Queensland’s Augmented Reality welding simulators providing participants with a safe gamification type learning experience on the development of welding skills. These simulators use the latest technology and provide participants with a simulated real-life welding experience displaying augmented visuals, sounds, and feels of using a welder. They allow the user to master their skills in a safe non-threatening environment before applying them in the actual practical welding environment.

Once participants have mastered their skill through the augmented reality welders, participants will apply their skills to complete a small welding project using real live gas metal arc welders. This will provide participants with a holistic view of the welding experience and familiarise themselves with the workshop conditions, assisting to change perception regarding welding as a career option.

The training campus at TAFE Queensland SkillsTech has fully qualified and industry experienced teachers who will instruct participants on the safe use of equipment and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment required. At the start of each program, participants will have the opportunity to tour the training campus and see firsthand a range of trade career options with particular focus on the engineering faculties with links to where a STEM career can take them before focusing purely on a welding trade.

Students will be provided with:

  • PPE kits to safely undertake the training, incl. safety glasses (comply with AS1338), hearing protection (comply with AS127), welding helmet (comply with AS1338-1), & welding gloves.
  • materials and consumables, e.g.: wire, electrodes, gas, welding coupons.

Course outcome:

Statement of Participation

Ways to study
Alexandra Hills
26 Sep 2022
Intensive 1 week
Full time
  • Subsidised: $0
Alexandra Hills
31 Oct 2022
Intensive 1 week
Full time
  • Subsidised: $0
Alexandra Hills
05 Dec 2022
Intensive 1 week
Full time
  • Subsidised: $0

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Women in Welding (NONAC03170)

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Women in 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. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This course is designed specifically to cater for women seeking an entry into the welding trade. This training is also offered under NONAC03024 Introduction to Welding.

To take part in this course, you will need to be a:

  • Queensland resident
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency

TAFE Queensland strongly recommends:

  • Sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent


Resources required

Personal Protective Equipment

Important: During the training students must supply their own personal protective equipment. Students failing to meet required personal protective equipment standards of dress will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

The required personal protective equipment will consist of:

  • Protective footwear – Safety toe, leather upper, non-slip safety footwear must be worn. They must comply with Australian Standard AS 2210 and be in good condition.
  • Protective clothing – Sleeved, 100% industrial cotton drill work wear must be worn at all times.


Materials list

Students will need to bring to class:

  • Pen
  • Notebook

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
  • Federation University
  • 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.