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  • MEM40105 - selected units

Welding Certification Practical

Accredited Skill Set
At a glance

At a glance

Take your career in engineering to the next level with this advanced qualification. You will gain the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a qualified welder.

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Course overview

Course overview

Take your career in engineering to the next level with this advanced qualification. This course is primarily for people with existing engineering trade qualifications and will give you the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a qualified welder.

Job opportunities for structural steel and welding trades workers are strong with over 70,000 people employed in this industry in 2015. This course will give you the hands on skills you need to work in a range of manufacturing, construction, and professional, scientific and technical services.

In this course you will develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in welding to meet the requirements of statutory authorities and industry demands for quality assurance. You will learn how to perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten, manual metal, and gas metal arc welding processes.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills and knowledge required to obtain your welding qualifications AS1796 (certification level).

Units

The successful achievement of this course requires you to complete selected units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM05026B
Apply welding principles
MEM05023C
Weld using submerged arc welding process
MEM05046B
Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05045B
Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05044B
Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05042B
Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process
MEM05043B
Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Direct entry trades include:

  • Boilermaker
  • Sheetmetal

Or

Persons who have completed the correlating advanced stream:

  • MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
  • MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • MEM05048B Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process.

There are a number of different welding certificates and the student must  enrol into the appropriate unit that aligns to the certificate type that they wish to obtain. The course will be assessed by an authorised

Resources required

For Practical Classes:

Personal protective equipment (PPE):

PPE listed below not supplied by TAFEQLD SkillsTech

  • safety glasses - students must wear these at all times in the workshop or any eye hazard area as specified by the teacher
  • Oxy Googles - (must be shade 5 lenses)
  • Welding Helmet - ( must be shade 10 or 11 lenses)
  • protective footwear - covered uppers, capped toe’s and non-slip shoes to AS2210
  • Gauntlet welding gloves – long leather gloves to AS2161
  • hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie) within the workshop environment
  • clothing - overalls or long cotton trousers and a long sleeved cotton drill shirt are required to be worn at all times when undertaking practical training

For Theory Classes:

  • Protective Clothing - clean and neat for example: shorts and T-shirt (No torn sleeveless shirts, no t-shirts with offensive logos/print or singlet permitted)
  • Protective footwear must be worn into the 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)

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry to practical classes.

Materials list:

  • pen
  • notebook
  • workbook

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland