Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
The Coded Welding Gas Tungsten Arc skill set covers preparing and producing welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welder in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.
It will provide existing workers with the skills to be able to weld to the requirements of AS1796 and obtain Certification no. 7 from Weld Australia. You will also gain knowledge and skills on health and safety with welding, setting and maintaining welding parameters, as well as welding in the 2G and 5G weld positions.
Gain these skills
- Learn how to apply safe welding practices
- Perform engineering measurements
- Interpreting welding specifications including standard welding symbols
- Selecting appropriate weld preparation methods for material and position of welds
- Preparing materials, setting up of jigs, fixtures, clamps, etc. and joint preparation
- Identifying defects as described in the range statement across a range of welded materials
- Advanced welding using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
- Perform Welds to Code Standards using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
- Night classes - 3 hours on Wednesday nights for 30 weeks
- Groups begin monthly when there is demand
You must be a qualified tradesperson already working in engineering or manufacturing, looking to upskill into defence manufacturing. You also need to have completed all the prerequisite units before applying.
Completion of the following units is a prerequisite for this skill set.
- MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
- MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
- MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
- MEM05051A Select welding processes
- MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
- MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
- MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
- MEM18001C Use hand tools
- MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
- MEM05026C Apply welding principles
If you do not hold the above units you can look into recognition of prior learning (RPL). Contact SM TAFE's Jobs and Skills Centres on 13 64 64 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your RPL enquiry.
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